Dive into the world of science! Read these stories and narratives to learn about news items, hot topics, expeditions underway, and much more.
In May 2015, scores of scientists from dozens of research institutions descended on a patch of forest in central North Carolina, taking samples of everything from ants and mites to other microbes – samples they hope will offer a glimpse into the future of forest ecosystems.
How did your neighborhood look in the 1900s? Now there’s an easier way to find out.
As the brilliant blooms burst above you this Fourth of July, you might wonder how they get those brilliant colors.
A severe geomagnetic storm occurred from June 21-23, 2015; the storm arose in response to variable solar-wind conditions emanating from the Sun. The storm is now over, but USGS experts say the geomagnetic conditions on Earth may remain somewhat disturbed for the next couple days.
On July 4th, the first Independence Day fireworks will shoot into the sky reflecting off the nearby lake or river, making that familiar pop! pop! sound throughout the night.
Bees are nearly ubiquitous, occurring on every continent except Antarctica. Wherever there are insect-pollinated flowering plants — forest, farms, cities and wildlands — there are bees. And just because you don’t see plants blooming, does not mean that there are no bees around.
The central United States has undergone a dramatic increase in seismicity over the past 6 years. From 1973-2008, there was an average of 24 earthquakes of magnitude 3 and larger per year.
June marks National Oceans Month, a month dedicated to spreading awareness of Earth’s oceans and coastal ecosystems.
The Grand Canyon is a bit closer to how it was before one of the country’s largest dams was installed upstream.
Batten down the hatches, hurricane season is here. High winds, coastal erosion, storm surge and flooding can negatively impact communities, ecosystems and cost millions of dollars in repairs.
USGS researchers collaborated with academic and private organizations and institutions, BOEM and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct ecosystem-based science to support the responsible exploration and development of the nation’s resources.
The ground under your feet is like a great history book. Looking at it can reveal ancient stories that include dinosaurs, volcanic eruptions, and clues to the formation of oil and gas and enchanted lands.