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Magnitude 7 Earthquake Off the Coast of Greece and Turkey

The USGS has up-to-date details on the October 30th, 2020 event. 

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Trick or Treat? The Frightening Threats to Bats

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Zeta’s Strong Waves Will Cause Coastal Change Along the Gulf Coast

Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 28 reflecting a new coastal change forecast for Zeta's impacts on Gulf Coast sandy shorelines.

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Critical Cooperation: How Australia, Canada and the United States are Working Together to Support Critical Mineral Discovery

Just as alloys make steel stronger, research allies make mineral science better. Geoscience Australia, the Geological Survey of Canada, and the USGS...

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Fire Science Critical for Combating Wildfires Out West

Visit our USGS Wildland Fire Science webpage to learn how USGS science is making a difference.

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Mixing Oil and Water

In south Texas, a wide band of rocks stretches from the Mexican border all the way to western Louisiana, forming the highly productive Eagle Ford...

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ShakeOut 2020: Staying Safe When the Ground Starts to Rumble

When the ground shakes, what do you do? ShakeOut 2020:  Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

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Mineral Science Reaches New Heights

When learning more about ancient rocks buried deep beneath the surface of the Earth, it may seem surprising to use futuristic technologies flown...

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USGS: Delta will erode parts of Louisiana, Texas coasts

Editor’s note: This story updates and replaces a story published October 8, reflecting a new forecast that reduces the extent of Hurricane Delta’s...

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USGS Deploying Storm Tide Sensors Along Gulf Coast for Hurricane Delta

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Delta, visit the USGS Hurricane Delta page...

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Coastal Change Happens! USGS Has Data and Tools to Help Coastal Communities Prepare

USGS Introduces a National Approach to Coastal Change Hazards (CCH) Science

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National Preparedness Month 2020: Landslides and Sinkholes

Natural hazards have the potential to impact a majority of Americans every year. USGS science provides part of the foundation for emergency...

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