USGS and the Navajo Nation: Building stronger relationships by supporting Earth observation science, while respecting Navajo culture
USGS ecologist forges the key to unlocking a long-standing scientific debate about habitat fragmentation
USGS New Supercomputer Helps Scientists Wrangle Data
Three historic USGS streamgages recognized by new World Meteorological Organization designation
USGS multimillion-dollar science investments strengthen domestic supply chains for critical minerals
Why we have better maps of Mars than of the seafloor—and what USGS is doing to change that
USGS and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory release database and interactive map of all large-scale solar energy facilities in the U.S.
Nearly 3,700 facilities and their attributes can be seen on and downloaded from the interactive map
A Global Climate Science Leader
USGS scientists are curious, intrepid experts who see the Earth as a living laboratory. From gathering satellite imagery to extracting polar and glacial ice cores, we collect information to show how climate change is affecting landscapes, waterways, and wildlife around the globe. USGS delivers climate science to policymakers, resource managers, and the public to help guide better decisions for building sustainable resource stewardship across America’s public lands.
Fifth National Climate Assessment Released
More than 30 USGS scientists helped author this authoritative, definitive assessment of the impacts of climate change in the U.S.
USGS Scientific Research Results
One of our primary functions is to provide quality scientific information to the public through our various products.
Science for a Changing World
We monitor, assess, map, and conduct targeted scientific research so that policy makers and the public have the understanding they need to address complex environmental, natural resource, and public safety issues.