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Date published: May 30, 2016

Landscape Effects of Oil and Gas Development

This article is part of the Spring 2016 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter

May 30, 2016

Earth Science Matters - Volume 4, Spring 2016

This issue of the newsletter highlights USGS research on patterns and impacts of drought on ecosystems of the western United States, the effects oil and gas development on landscapes, and the processes that influence coastal wetlands.

Date published: May 6, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day to Moms of All Species

USGS wishes to honor all mothers, of all species. Many of our research findings have and are shedding light on the lives of non-human moms.  

Date published: April 28, 2016

Nitrogen in Lakes Connected to Groundwater

A recent scientific study shows new, important information about how groundwater cannot only contribute nutrients such as nitrogen to lakes, but can also carry it away. Nitrogen is an important nutrient but harmful when over-supplied. The fate and transport of nitrogen are critically important issues for human and aquatic ecosystem health.

Date published: November 30, 2015

Glacier-derived August runoff in northwest Montana

This article is part of the Fall 2015 issue of the Earth Science Matters Newsletter.