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Date published: November 18, 2020

Renowned Remote-Sensing Expert Details the Power, Potential of Time Series

When it comes to understanding the changing planet, or simply managing natural resources in a more efficient manner, Dr. Curtis Woodcock says the power of Landsat times series shouldn’t be underestimated.

Date published: November 18, 2020

Land Cover Partnership Releases Change Datasets for U.S., Mexico, Canada

The release of a change dataset for North America’s three largest countries will enable GIS researchers to more easily study continent-scale land use patterns that cross international borders.

Date published: November 17, 2020

TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for Schools in OH / MI / IN

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

Date published: November 17, 2020

‘Forever chemicals’ found in Chesapeake seafood and Maryland drinking water

Bay Journal — By Timothy Wheeler — November 17, 2020

Date published: November 13, 2020

Newly Released Elevation Dataset Highlights Value, Importance of International Partnerships

A new, freely-available digital elevation dataset born of international collaboration has the potential to improve the quality of Landsat and Sentinel satellite data, bolster interoperability across a wide range of satellite systems, and will offer immediate benefits to elevation modeling both within and outside the USGS.

Date published: November 12, 2020

LANDFIRE Remap for Hawaii Promises New Detail, Insight on Unique Island Landscapes

The fires of Hawaii don’t follow the rules of their continental counterparts. There are fire risk factors at play in the island chain that states like California or Arizona simply don’t deal with.

Date published: November 11, 2020

‘eDNA’ reveals what’s swimming in the water

Bay Journal — By Ad Crable — November 11, 2020

Date published: November 10, 2020

NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Schools in MO!

TNMCorps Mapping Challenges shift to the Midwest with a new challenge for schools in Missouri!  Features participating in this challenge include General Schools, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, and High Schools.

Date published: November 5, 2020

FINISHED!! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Schools in OH, MI, & IN

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

October 28, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Activities Newsletter October 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: October 28, 2020

Tracing the “Forever Chemical” in the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Program — by Hilary Swartwood — October 27, 2020

Date published: October 28, 2020

Chesapeake Bay dead zone smaller than in recent years

Chesapeake Bay Program — Press Release — October 28, 2020