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Physical processes dominate channel evolution in Olympic National Park rivers—A reply

A team of federal scientists addressed comments from researchers who disagree with their conclusions that river channel evolution is driven primarily...

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USGS geologist chairs discussion of issues facing Department of Defense installations in the Pacific and Arctic

At the request of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), USGS geologist Curt Storlazzi...

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Updated assessment of erosion rates on Alaska’s Arctic coast

The USGS updated its shoreline-change rates for Alaska’s north coast between the U.S.-Canadian Border and Icy Cape as part of the National Assessment...

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Polluted groundwater threatens coral reefs

Coral reefs already stressed by ocean acidification are particularly vulnerable to polluted groundwater, according to a recent study by USGS geologist...

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ABC News speaks to USGS researchers about Arctic coastal change

Documentary features USGS researchers

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LA Times story about Big Sur landslide features quotes, imagery from USGS

USGS geologists Jon Warrick and Kevin Schmidt are quoted in a November 9, 2017 Los Angeles Times story.

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Eyes on the Coast—Video Cameras Help Forecast Coastal Change

Coastal communities count on beaches for recreation and for protection from large waves, but beaches are vulnerable to threats such as erosion by...

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Video shot from drones yields details about changing landslide on California’s Big Sur coast

On October 12, 2017, USGS unmanned aerial systems collected video footage of the Mud Creek landslide, which buried California State Highway 1 under a...

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Sound Waves Newsletter - August-October 2017

Video cameras help forecast coastal change, USGS Monitors Huge Landslides on California's Big Sur Coast, Coastal change caused by Hurricane Irma, and...

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Recent Fieldwork - August-October 2017

USGS scientists visited more than 40 coastal and offshore locations in recent months, studying hurricane damage, coastal landslides, methane seeps...

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Eyes on the Coast—Video Cameras Help Forecast Coastal Change

Coastal communities count on beaches for recreation and for protection from large waves, but beaches are vulnerable to threats such as erosion by...

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