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USGS Releases Oil and Gas Assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations of Montana and North Dakota

The USGS has completed an oil and gas estimate for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota.  

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USGS extends critical minerals list public comment period until January 10, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey is extending the public comment period on a draft revised list of critical minerals until January 10, 2022.  

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U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior Partner to Explore Potential for Geologic Carbon Storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy...

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GeoFlight Takes to the Air to Help Identify Geothermal and Mineral Resources at the Salton Sea

The following is an excerpt from a joint blog post issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office and the...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

Editor's note: This news release was updated December 9 to indicate the public comment period for the draft critical minerals list has been extended...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

List includes minerals key to all sectors of economy including tech and defense 

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USGS and Rio Tinto Partner to Survey for Critical Minerals in Southwest Montana

A new partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the science agency for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Rio Tinto, a leading...

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Media Alert: Airplane to Make Low-Level Flights Over Western and Northern Nevada and Part of Eastern California

Residents and visitors may witness a low-flying aircraft over western Nevada and part of eastern California starting around November 1, 2021 and...

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USGS Estimates 306 Billion Cubic Feet of Recoverable Helium in the United States

The natural gas reservoirs of the United States contain an estimated 306 billion cubic feet of recoverable helium, according to a new report from the...

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Helicopter Making Low-Level Flights over North-Central Idaho

Residents and visitors should not be alarmed to see a low-flying helicopter over Lemhi and Custer Counties west of Salmon, Idaho from September 6 to...

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Media Alert: Flights Above the Mississippi Alluvial Plain and Adjacent Areas to Continue Aquifer Mapping

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the U.S. Geological Survey is announcing this low...

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The Unexpected Activity of Frozen Soils: New USGS Research Discovers Permafrost and Frozen Winter Soils May Be More Alive than Previously Thought 

Newly published research indicates permafrost, or seasonally frozen, soils may be an overlooked source of greenhouse gases (GHG) prior to complete...

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