All News RSS feed of news related to all news en Mapping Challenge Update (09/28/23): Schools in Utah;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This no-edit-history schools challenge in Utah is off to an A+ start! As always, thanks for your hard work and dedication!</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 17:27:00 EDT a9e28c36-d171-48cf-b2d9-89d74a84d406 ( U.S. Geological Survey Annual Southern Sea Otter Census Temporarily Modified;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The annual rangewide southern sea otter census has been temporarily modified to adapt to limitations that prevented surveys from airplanes in 2021 to 2023 for a subset of the California sea otter range. Shore-based surveys were completed, and the hope is to return to full census surveys in 2024. </p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 16:31:47 EDT 902f5428-8e72-45fe-a3c3-d410c56172a9 ( U.S. Geological Survey Friday's Findings - October 13 2023;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Title:</strong> Understanding connectivity and its consequences for a listed species in the Prairie Pothole Region </p> <p><strong>Speaker:</strong> Rose J. Swift, Research Ecologist, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center</p> <p><strong>Date:</strong> October 13th at 2:00 pm Eastern</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 15:15:51 EDT c115df57-2eb5-42e9-990d-4a690db1b4c9 ( U.S. Geological Survey Cite all the data and software that you use and encourage citation practices in your colleagues;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Data and software citations foster a culture of data and software sharing. </p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 14:55:05 EDT e6508771-7277-429c-a5f1-4de1b2fc87c5 ( U.S. Geological Survey High-Resolution Thermal Imagery Reveals How Interactions Between Structure and Genetics Shape Plant Temperature;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Which species and populations of sagebrush are able to stay cool on hot days? The answer could help us identify the best candidates for restoration efforts as the climate continues to warm.</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 13:31:54 EDT 9a207ce9-49ea-42cc-b250-a1f35b2c0811 ( U.S. Geological Survey Atmospheric Auxiliary Data Changes Affect Landsat 8-9 Level 2 Surface Reflectance Processing;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Landsat Collection 2 Level 2 product processing requires auxiliary atmospheric characterization data from multiple external sources. Landsat 8 and Landsat 9 surface reflectance data acquired on October 1, 2023, and onward will utilize a different source of atmospheric characterization data than what has been used previously.</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 13:31:50 EDT a0fd6634-5fd6-4c10-8f2d-d824f9c3b0ec ( U.S. Geological Survey Combining Expert Knowledge of a Threatened Trout Distribution with Survey Data to Make Climate Related Predictions;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Researcher tapped into the knowledge of local experts to improve estimates of bull trout distribution in Oregon's rivers and streams and predict how future climate change scenarios may impact this declining cold-water species. </p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 12:28:11 EDT 3b31b556-eb38-4f5e-ad06-e80f7d38ee39 ( U.S. Geological Survey Ecological Effects of Pinyon-Juniper Removal in the Western United States;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A report on the impacts of pinyon-pine and juniper tree removal efforts highlights several key findings: tree removal may benefit sagebrush-associated wildlife and native plants, but the threat of exotic annual grass invasion in treated areas is a primary concern.</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 12:16:31 EDT e28f7286-440c-4602-902b-17394915c3b2 ( U.S. Geological Survey Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Meeting (IACUC) - October 11, 2023 (Date contingent upon potential government shutdown);utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for oversight of the animal care and use program and its components as described in the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 11:00:40 EDT 4aff1054-f68d-47ef-aef4-2f7259d55733 ( U.S. Geological Survey Using the Power of Landsat and Digital Earth Tools to Understand Coastlines in Australia and Africa;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>How leading-edge Landsat based Earth observation products and tools are helping us to understand Africa’s and Australia’s coastlines. This is the first in a series of four articles showcasing the socio-economic benefits of Digital Earth Africa and Australia products and services, through user case studies and impact stories.</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2023 20:30:22 EDT 3ffe92eb-fa83-4ff4-87c7-6a7e41003264 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Announces New Leaders for Five Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>RESTON, VA. </strong>— The U.S. Geological Survey has hired five experts from academic, non-profit and federal organizations to lead the Southwest, Northeast, South Central, Midwest, and North Central Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) as regional administrators.</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2023 08:50:42 EDT e578e37e-57d4-41f1-b95e-a97173435e92 ( U.S. Geological Survey Using Petroleum Reservoirs to Store Carbon;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Can the very reservoirs where petroleum was produced be used to store carbon? The USGS went to find out!</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2023 07:00:00 EDT a19e0cc6-922b-45e2-9953-e675eb9349f0 ( U.S. Geological Survey Lidar Base Specification 2023 rev. A is now available;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The 3DEP Lidar Base Specification 2023 rev. A is now available! </p> Tue, 26 Sep 2023 12:09:49 EDT 12e95522-8122-4018-8685-8ede5305931d ( U.S. Geological Survey Announcing Molly Cross as the new Regional Administrator of the North Central CASC;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS Climate Adaptation Science Centers are thrilled to announce that Dr. Molly Cross will be the new Regional Administrator of the North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center. A longtime collaborator with the CASC network, Molly is bringing years of non-profit experience to the Regional Administrator position (formerly known as “Director”). </p> Tue, 26 Sep 2023 09:00:00 EDT a661d65d-dbd5-49dd-a7eb-6ab4e0946ce5 ( U.S. Geological Survey A long-term assessment of ecosystem resilience in a protected grassland in the southwest US Canyonlands;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In a rare, never-grazed, and undisturbed grassland in the southwest US, researchers conducted a multi-decadal study to assess how a protected ecosystem is faring under warming temperatures and the invasion of a non-native exotic grass.</p> Tue, 26 Sep 2023 08:00:00 EDT e36b0d1d-1b38-4de9-9315-40b7c62bc383 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Oregon streamflow station recognized by the World Meteorological Organization;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Did you know Oregon is home to an internationally recognized streamflow monitoring station?  </p> Mon, 25 Sep 2023 19:45:01 EDT c3b0a0a9-83e9-43ff-b4d5-55a92a5d4f47 ( U.S. Geological Survey New Paper Promotes the 50-year Landsat Collection 2 Archive;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Recognizing the need for consistently processed remotely sensed data, the USGS initiated collections-based processing to ensure superior radiometric and geometric quality through time and across all Landsat instruments. In 2016, the entire Level-1 data archive were processed as Collection 1. In preparation for Landsat 9, the USGS archive was reprocessed as Collection 2 in 2020.</p> Mon, 25 Sep 2023 15:33:10 EDT 80fe3e90-7097-416c-b012-a04948e21f9f ( U.S. Geological Survey Drought Watch Remains for 19 Counties, York County Moved to Drought Warning;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>USGS groundwater and surface water monitoring data contributed to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PaDEP) September 22, 2023 declaration of a drought watch for 19 counties and a drought warning for York County.</p> <p> </p> Mon, 25 Sep 2023 10:00:00 EDT ccce250a-d3bc-4508-b1a7-1fcd8e37842d ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS research helps American shad find their way;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Science takes time.</p> Mon, 25 Sep 2023 08:11:32 EDT 201bb0c2-40da-4ce1-8328-979030ebfac8 ( U.S. Geological Survey Here’s how we know outliers in GPS data aren’t real ground movement;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>What causes outliers in GPS data? Could be snow, could be a bird, or could be damaged equipment. Recognizing these outliers is important to properly interpreting the data and monitoring ground deformation.</p> Mon, 25 Sep 2023 06:00:00 EDT 88ebf358-ed4d-4280-8a75-aa72d5b31004 ( U.S. Geological Survey Photo and Video Chronology – HVO rebuilds Kohala station KOHD – September 2023;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>During the week of September 11, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory field engineers rebuilt the Kohala  repeater station (KOHD), which had been severely damaged by storms and heavy winds earlier this year.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 18:45:08 EDT b2f5b00e-0086-4d80-b5d1-3e2114d9e1b4 ( U.S. Geological Survey Ancient fish, modern problem: How the pallid sturgeon could be a warning for the Missouri River;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Pallid Sturgeon is a U.S. Threatened species that primarily inhabits the Missouri River and lower Mississippi rivers. Ongoing work in the mainstems of large rivers has provided much critical information regarding the biology and ecology of the species. </p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 18:25:46 EDT bd3e03f5-c08f-4c92-a37c-394ae6b3c1da ( U.S. Geological Survey Native American Research Assistantship Student Learns USGS Water Science;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) welcomed its first cohort of students as a part of a pilot of the Native American Research Assistantship (NARA) Program this summer. Electa Hare-RedCorn was mentored by scientists from the New England and New York Water Science Centers and taught USGS scientific protocols related to water data networks.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 16:29:51 EDT e1660c6f-5cfe-4e58-ba80-56c575085e8a ( U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-Level Helicopter Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Idaho and Montana;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p> <strong>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</strong> </p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 16:00:00 EDT fab0ba22-789a-424d-91ac-b7dfe74cb16b ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS announces elevation and hydrography data acquisition partnership opportunities.;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey issued a 3D National Topography Model Data Collaboration Announcement for funding partnership opportunities for elevation and hydrography data acquisition.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 15:41:17 EDT 29a3ed86-96a5-4688-b5b4-7618c0002ad1 ( U.S. Geological Survey Recognize all contributions to your research project;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Performing science involves many skills, especially when you are emphasizing open science. An important part of open science is recognizing all contributions to your research project.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 13:50:00 EDT 992f594a-1698-4cfe-b37f-ef7d297220a9 ( U.S. Geological Survey Biden-Harris Administration & New York State Geological Survey invest $500,000 to map geology in northwestern New York;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>RESTON, Va.</strong> — The U.S. Geological Survey will invest $500,000 to map geology and critical mineral resources in New York in partnership with the New York State Geological Survey.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 09:00:00 EDT ef19246b-0a0c-4464-9292-87b1f812bc96 ( U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-Level Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Northwestern New York;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</strong></p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 09:00:00 EDT 5c0a701f-0990-481d-9cae-b5c59105711c ( U.S. Geological Survey Colorado River Basin: Actionable and Strategic Integrated Science and Technology (ASIST);utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Through the ASIST initiative, the USGS is leading the way in open science by bringing together scientists from different fields to collaborate closely with decision makers. </p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 08:55:53 EDT f66bcf4e-fe6e-4eba-a72b-3fc813ce260b ( U.S. Geological Survey SBSC hosts visiting scientist from México for international research collaboration;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Southwest Biological Science Center is pleased to be hosting an expert on Méxican turtle ecology. Dr. Rodrigo Macip-Rios is a professor at the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores Unidad Morelia (School for Higher Studies) and at the Universidad Nacional Atónoma de México (National Autonomous University of México).</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 08:00:00 EDT 5de26c1f-a317-4678-8fc7-83716be21824 ( U.S. Geological Survey