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Sea-level rise may help shorebirds but could put communities at risk on Fire Island

New coastal change scenarios show enduring future habitat for the threatened piping plover, but potential loss of land that supports coastal homes and...

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Pop Quiz on Hurricanes!

It’s Hurricane Preparedness Week! Do you know the breadth of science that goes into helping storm forecasters, emergency responders, communities...

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USGS Offers Emergency Managers a New Tool to Assess Lahar Hazards at Mount Rainier

U.S. Geological Survey scientists studying Mount Rainier and its hazards for the past 70 years have long recognized that the greatest danger may not...

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USGS Releases Five-year Nationwide Strategic Plan for Volcano Hazards

The U.S. Geological Survey recently released a new Volcano Hazards Program Strategic Science Plan for 2022-2026.

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Mount Edgecumbe: earthquake and deformation indicate magma intrusion within the volcano

On April 22, 2022, the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued an Information Statement about increased earthquake and deformation at Mount Edgecumbe, a...

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 Six Ways the USGS Celebrates Earth Day Everyday

What better way to mark Earth Day than with a listicle all about USGS science for our changing world?

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PCMSC researchers featured in Climate Science Video Series

Each of us has a story. The U.S. Geological Survey employs 8,000 people, each with a unique role to support the agency’s mission of providing...

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From the Seafloor to Outer Space, USGS is on the Case

It’s a pale blue dot. It’s also a landscape of jagged peaks and valleys beneath fluffy white clouds. It's a vast field of wispy green grasses and a...

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Volcanoes and USGS Volcano Science: Just the Facts

Volcanoes are an incredible feature of Earth’s geologic environment – at once awe-inspiring and terrifying. They remind us that the planet we call...

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Slight uptick in earthquakes at Newberry Volcano (March 24-April 3, 2022)

During March 24 to April 3, 2022, seismologists observed a slight uptick in seismic activity at Newberry Volcano. The earthquakes occurred in an area...

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USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 grants on earthquake hazards science and is...

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Take a Tour of the Earthquake Hazards Program Site

Or...How to Find USGS Earthquake Information Quickly!

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