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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on 24 Aug 2016 at 03:36 a.m. local time (01:36 a.m. UTC)
The USGS response to the Louisiana floods is part of the larger USGS flood science mission...
There are approximately 1,550 potentially active volcanoes around the world. VDAP works to reduce loss of life and property, limit economic impact and prevent volcanic crises from becoming disasters.
The USGS Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in partnership with the Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems Lab (NIMBUS) and the Applied Complex Adaptive Systems Lab have designed a drone prototype that drops balls filled with combustible material that ignites fire as part of prescribed fire management.
Genetics and tracking helps USGS researchers learn where the invasive fish are now – and where they may go next.
Researchers are working to understand how to lessen the impacts of climate change on birds and other forest inhabitants.
In western North America, mountain pine beetles infest and ravage thousands of acres of forest lands. Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other satellites can.
An analysis of more than 20,000 wells nationwide shows 25 states have groundwater that has either high or very high potential to be corrosive...
The world’s largest volcanic eruption to happen in the past 100 years was the June 15, 1991, eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines.
New USGS models help predict storm effects on beaches
June marks National Oceans Month, a month dedicated to recognizing the natural beauty and importance of Earth’s oceans and coasts. Check out 6 cool things that USGS scientists are up to underwater and along our coasts!
USGS wishes to honor all mothers, of all species. Many of our research findings have and are shedding light on the lives of non-human moms.