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Hurricanes can spread invasive species if they survive the ride

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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USGS Scientists Help Address Conflict Mining

The USGS has collaborated with several international organizations working to track and monitor illegal mining and armed groups funded by natural...

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Fifty Years of Landsat: Sharing Earth information for the benefit of all

In 2022, the Landsat series of satellites, a program conducted jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA, celebrates a half century of worldwide...

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Hurricanes may pose a threat to people along the coasts and far inland

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake in Khōst, Afghanistan

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck overnight near Khōst, Afghanistan on June 21 20:54 UTC.

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The temblor that changed earthquake science turns 30

To mark the 30th anniversary of a Southern California earthquake, we’ll note why it was significant and listen to USGS employees share their own quake...

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Changes to the Coastline Can Affect Where, and How Severely, Flooding Occurs

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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Fifty Years of Landsat: Pioneer in Promoting Food Security from Space

Celebrating 50 years of continuous Earth observation, the joint U.S. Geological Survey/NASA Landsat program of Earth observation satellites has...

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Storm Tide Poses One of the Most Serious Hurricane Threats to People and Infrastructure

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Here

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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A Climate Change Canary in the Coal Mine - The Endangered Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Native Hawaiians have a deep kinship with Hawaiian forest birds and revere, honor, and deify them as family, ancestors, guardians, spirits, and gods...

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Get to know the scientists behind snow to flow: The study of snowmelt in the Western U.S.

Water in the West: it all starts with snow. But how much is water is in all that snow? USGS scientists have developed innovative new approaches to...

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