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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.
One year ago, the largest earthquake in over 25 years hit the San Francisco Bay Area, causing significant damage in California’s famous Napa Valley. The magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred early in the morning on August 24, 2014, on the West Napa Fault.
On August 5, while investigating the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency accidentally triggered the release of approximately three million gallons of acidic, metal-rich mine wastewater from the Gold King Mine into Cement Creek, a tributary of the Animas River.
More than 143 million Americans living in the 48 contiguous states are exposed to potentially damaging ground shaking from earthquakes. When the people living in the earthquake-prone areas of Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. territories are added, this number rises to nearly half of all Americans
The largest American alligator satellite telemetry-tracking study worldwide is lurking in South Carolina’s Lowcountry.
It’s only the middle of July, and the 2015 Alaska fire season is already the third largest since reliable records began in 1950 with over 4.75 million acres burned. That’s more than double the size of Yellowstone National Park.
Located near the western edge of the Sahara Desert, the Eye of the Sahara is a feature that resembles a large eye when viewed from space. Also known as the Richat Structure or Guelb er Richat, the Eye is a symmetrical dome of eroded sedimentary and volcanic rock.
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.