Contamination and pollution
Introduction of harmful substances into the environment by human action or natural processes.
USGS guide to federal environmental laws and regulations [ More info] Guide to major U.S. environmental statutes and corresponding regulations on air quality, fish and wildlife conservation, cultural and historic resources, solid and hazardous substances, public lands, farmlands, and water resources.
USGS Indiana District adopts White River [ More info] Volunteers from the USGS in Indiana, their families, and friends donate two Saturdays a year for a river-cleanup.
USGS mine drainage activities [ More info] Listing of USGS research and monitoring projects on mine drainage, in order to promote cooperation and collaboration among scientists working on problems related to mining and the environment.
USGS Science Serves Public Health [ More info] Studies showing how human activities affect environmental and ecological health and how the quality of our environment and wildlife affects human health.
Using science to strengthen our Nation's resilience to tomorrow's challenges: understanding and preparing for coastal impacts [ More info] Specific steps that USGS is taking to gather scientific information that will help coastal communities prepare for changes, both sudden, like hurricanes, and gradual, like rising sea level.
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