USGS Scientist Joins Team to Learn from Mexico's Earthquake System
USGS seismologist Elizabeth Cochran studied the performance of Mexico City’s earthquake early warning system, during devastating Sept. 19, 2017 eventRead Story
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No time seems more fitting than now – with the epic drought in California and major flooding from a nor’easter and Hurricane Joaquin – to pay tribute to Luna B. Leopold, the first chief hydrologist at the USGS.
Drought has left the West parched and thirsty. Families, businesses, and farmers all need water, as do fish, wildlife, and their habitats.
The East Coast of the United States is dealing with dual storm systems—Hurricane Joaquin and a nor’easter moving through the Carolinas. Both storm systems are interacting with each other, as well as individually bringing their own sets of challenges. USGS is deploying crews throughout the affected region, from South Carolina to Connecticut, to respond to the two storms.
Citizen science — scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, usually in collaboration with scientific institutions — is a grassroots approach to natural science. It educates and engages the public by encouraging ordinary citizens to use their interests and their talents in tackling a wide range of real-world problems.
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), commonly referred to as bird flu, is making its way across North America.
When the next hurricane heads toward a coastal community in the United States, residents and emergency managers busily readying for the storm will have a new resource available to help them better understand what to expect – a detailed forecast of how the storm may change the coast.
A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck in Chile on Sept 16, 2015 at 7:54 p.m. Chile time. (6:54 p.m. EDT)
The story of America is told by the names on the land. When you hear names like Kentucky and Kennesaw, Klamath and Kodiak, your mind immediately starts to turn over all manner of associated thoughts of what you may have experienced or learned or even what you may imagine about that place.
September is National Preparedness Month, a time to focus on the threats posed by natural hazards and the importance for individuals and communities to be prepared.
On August 29, 2005, the only thing that USGS scientists in Louisiana and Mississippi could focus on was going to the aid of the thousands trapped in New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast.
Ten years ago today, what was to become the costliest hurricane ever to strike the United States gave a preview of its destructive power as it blew over South Florida.
From the grand waterfalls in Yosemite to past presidents sculpted into stone at Mount Rushmore, American history is continuously preserved throughout our national parks.