Announcing Mike Grimm as Associate Director for Natural Hazards
New USGS Natural Hazards Associate Director Brings Strong Partner Experience
USGS Invests Millions in Critical-Minerals Mapping in Alaska
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) partners with Alaska to identify additional critical mineral resource supplies in the state, further the national economy.
USGS looks back 2,000 years to study the relationship between hurricanes and climate
Learn more in recognition of National Hurricane Preparedness Week
USGS Celebrates Earth Day 2023!
For the USGS's thousands of dedicated scientists, every day is Earth Day. They study all aspects of our planet, from magma at the tops of volcanoes down to coral reefs on the seafloor. Meet some of these inspiring scientists in a new season of our video series Climate Science Champions. Then, head over to our brand-new webpages to learn about USGS science on biology and ecosystems, including the important reason why the USGS studies living things in the first place.
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Science for a Changing World
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