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Laying the Groundwork: How the USGS is Deploying the Infrastructure Law’s Investments in Science

In the six months since Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the President signed it, the USGS has been busy setting the groundwork...

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Bird Bands and the Public Help Researchers Better Understand Alaskan Bird Populations

Each year across North America, more than a million birds are fitted with small bands to help monitor their populations. Information provided by...

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6 Migratory Birds USGS is Following

You might follow a lot of accounts on Twitter or Instagram, but at the USGS we follow the birds. With the help of lightweight GPS-transmitters to...

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They Do That, Too? Relatable Experiences for Mommas (and Momma-figures) of All Species

Becoming a mother makes you do surprising (and sometimes gross) things. Don’t worry – you're not alone! Here are a few ways that motherhood creates...

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Saving Salamanders: Vital to Ecosystem Health

Amphibians—the big-eyed, swimming-crawling-jumping-climbing group of water and land animals that includes frogs, toads, salamanders and worm-like...

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USGS, Apple Develop New Metric to Better Understand Global Mining Impacts of Key Minerals and their Future Supply

A new metric to quantify the amount of waste rock generated by mining for minerals essential to 21st century society has been created by the U.S...

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Pop Quiz on Hurricanes!

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week! Do you know the breadth of science that goes into helping storm forecasters, emergency responders, communities...

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USGS Offers Emergency Managers a New Tool to Assess Lahar Hazards at Mount Rainier

U.S. Geological Survey scientists studying Mount Rainier and its hazards for the past 70 years have long recognized that the greatest danger may not...

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USGS Releases Five-year Nationwide Strategic Plan for Volcano Hazards

The U.S. Geological Survey recently released a new Volcano Hazards Program Strategic Science Plan for 2022-2026.

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 Six Ways the USGS Celebrates Earth Day Everyday

What better way to mark Earth Day than with a listicle all about USGS science for our changing world?

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Media Alert: Public Invitation: Remembering the 1972 Flood, Planning for the Future of Water Resources

Media and the public are invited to a free meeting about critical South Dakota-area water issues on Thursday, April 27, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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New federal partnership will advance predictive models of wildfire behavior

U.S. Geological Survey and Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory partner to advance fire research capabilities supporting the work of...

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