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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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 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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Media Alert: Public Invitation: Remembering the 1972 Flood, Planning for the Future of Water Resources

Media and the public are invited to a free meeting about critical South Dakota-area water issues on Thursday, April 27, in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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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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Common insecticide mixtures cause greater than expected effects in stream ecosystems

A new USGS study clarifies the relation between neonicotinoid mixtures in Coastal California surface waters and the health of the aquatic life in...

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History of Lake Powell Written in Sediment

Declining water levels in Lake Powell since 2000 provide a unique opportunity to study the sediments along previous shorelines. Researchers from the...

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Joint Study of Harney Basin will Guide Future Groundwater Planning and Management

The Oregon Department of Water Resources and USGS have published a new groundwater-flow study for the southwestern Oregon’s Harney Basin aquifer...

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Media Alert: USGS Dye Tracing Study on the Kansas River to Aid in Protecting Water Supplies

U.S. Geological Survey scientists and partners will inject a harmless, bright red fluorescent dye into the Kansas River at numerous locations...

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Lake Powell’s storage capacity updated for first time since 1986

SALT LAKE CITY – A new report released today and compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)...

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New study highlights correlations among cyanobacteria and understudied toxins in recurring blooms

USGS and academic scientists examined cyanotoxins and cyanobacterial communities from recurring algae blooms in Kabetogama Lake in Voyageurs National...

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USGS Selects Willamette River Basin as Fourth Integrated Water Science Basin

The U.S. Geological Survey selected the Willamette River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as the latest location for an in-depth examination of factors...

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Media Alert: USGS Dye-Tracing Study of the Kansas River to Aid in Protecting Water Supplies

U.S. Geological Survey scientists and partners will inject a harmless, bright red fluorescent dye into the Kansas River at numerous locations...

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