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Date published: September 23, 2021

Fossilized Footprints Reveal Human Habitation of North America Thousands of Years Earlier than Previously Thought

ALAMOGORDO – New scientific research conducted at White Sands National Park in New Mexico has uncovered the oldest known human footprints in North America. The discovery reveals evidence of human occupation in the Tularosa Basin beginning at least 23,000 years ago, thousands of years earlier than previously thought. 

Date published: September 3, 2021

Picture This: A National Climate Change Viewer that Helps Land Managers and Decision Makers Plan for Climate Change

The enormity of the challenge posed by climate change makes it difficult to visualize and understand on the ground. Even though wide-ranging impacts are visible today, it’s hard to envision how tomorrow’s changes will take shape. What will the temperature be in Portland in the spring, or how much rain might Dallas get in the fall? The USGS has a tool that can help address that challenge.

Date published: July 8, 2021

USGS Participation in the Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop

This year's Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, coordinated by the Natural Hazards Center at CU Boulder on July 11 – 14, 2021, is the 46th and will be organized around the theme of The Hazards and Disaster Workforce: Preparing to Meet 21st Century Challenges. Check out these sessions, posters, and research highlights featuring the USGS Risk Community of Practice members...

Date published: June 23, 2021

Greater Yellowstone Area Expected to Become Warmer, Drier

Temperature significantly increased and snowfall decreased in the iconic Greater Yellowstone Area since 1950 because of climate change, and these trends will likely continue through the rest of the century, according to a climate report published today.

June 1, 2021

Earth Science Matters - Volume 12, Spring 2021

This issue of Earth Science Matters highlights recently published research from the Climate Research and Development Program that contributes to an improved understanding of how changing land use, climate, and environment affect communities, ecosystems, and the services they provide.

Date published: May 31, 2021

Using tree-rings to unravel avalanche frequency and associated climate drivers in the northern Rocky Mountains

This article is part of the Spring 2021 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter.

Date published: May 31, 2021

Management strategies that can offset climate-change effects on wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region

This article is part of the Spring 2021 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter.

Date published: May 31, 2021

Do mountain clouds exist because of upwind forests?

This article is part of the Spring 2021 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter. 

Date published: May 31, 2021

Carbon storage in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem under future warming scenarios

This article is part of the Spring 2021 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter. 

Date published: May 31, 2021

Comparing tree-ring based reconstructions of snowpack variability at different scales for the Navajo Nation

This article is part of the Spring 2021 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter. 

Date published: May 26, 2021

Friday's Findings - June 4 2021

Linking Climate Change, Cattail Expansion, and Wetland Management

Date:  June 4, 2021 from 2-2:30 p.m. eastern time

Speaker: Sheel Bansal, Research Ecologist, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

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