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Date published: September 17, 2020

Multiagency Initiative Begins Work on Critical Minerals and Geothermal Energy Research in Nevada

A multiagency partnership led by the USGS and the Department of Energy seeks to shed light on lithium and other critical mineral resource potential as well as geothermal energy potential in western Nevada

Date published: September 16, 2020

USGS and EERE: Collaborating to Strengthen America’s Energy and Resource Independence

In a joint blog post hosted by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Rewenable Energy, DOE EERE Assistant Secretary Dan Simmons and Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tim Petty announce a new partnership for geothermal energy and critical mineral research in western Nevada.

Date published: September 16, 2020

Satellite Data Show Promise as Guide for West African Crop Insurance

The Green Revolution has yet to spread across West Africa.

Much of the region relies on low-yielding, drought-resistant crops like sorghum and millet, some five decades after high-yield seeds, fertilizers and precision agriculture began to boost production across much of the planet.

Date published: September 9, 2020

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for City / Town Halls in ME, NH, & VT

Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

Date published: September 3, 2020

FINISHED! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in ME, NH, & VT

This challenge is complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!

September 1, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Activities Newsletter August 2020

The USGS provides research and monitoring to better understand and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Our technical reports and journal articles, which we translate into science summaries, provide the findings used by federal, state, and local decisionmakers to inform restoration and conservation decisions. Here are some recent highlights.

Learn more about USGS Chesapeake Bay activities

Date published: August 31, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, a time for Americans to review their preparedness plans for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. It’s also historically the peak of hurricane season.

August 28, 2020

Lidar Base Specification 2020 rev. A is now available

The 3DEP Lidar Base Specification 2020 rev. A is now available! 

This release of the Lidar Base Specification (LBS) introduces a new version naming convention to aid in tracking revisions and to clarify the year of release. This and following releases will labeled with "YYYY rev. L" where YYYY is the year of the release and L is a letter corresponding to the order of the release. 

Date published: August 27, 2020

NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in MA, CT, & RI!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenges continue in New England with a new challenge for city/town halls in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island!

Date published: August 27, 2020

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for Schools in ME, NH, & VT

Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!

Date published: August 26, 2020

USGS contributes to assessing sediment removal in streams

A recent article In Science provided an overview of the Big Spring Run restoration project in PA, based on research.

Date published: August 25, 2020

‘Forever chemicals’ found in Chesapeake region's freshwater fish

Bay Journal — By Timothy Wheeler — August 25, 2020