Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Featured Stories

Dive into the world of science! Read these stories and narratives to learn about news items, hot topics, expeditions underway, and much more.

Filter Total Items: 426
link

USGS predicts Gulf beach erosion from Marco, gets set to measure storm effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during, and after Hurricane Marco, visit usgs.gov/Marco.

Read Article
link

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake Near Sparta, North Carolina

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Sparta, North Carolina August 9, 2020 at 8:07 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Seismic instruments indicate the...

Read Article
link

USGS Field Crews Document Isaias' Effects Along Atlantic Coast

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

Read Article
link

A Research Retrospective: Offshore Fault Mapping of the San Andreas

Study of New Offshore Fault Mapping Related to the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake:  In 2019, for the first time ever, scientists comprehensively mapped...

Read Article
link

USGS Works to Predict and Track Isaias' Effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Isaias, visit https://www.usgs.gov...

Read Article
link

TRAILS Project Earns the 2020 Esri SAG Award

The Department of Interior sponsored National Digital Trails Project and USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP) have been selected to receive a...

Read Article
link

USGS Celebrates 100 Years of Bird Banding Lab

Birds bring joy merely by their presence, from their bold colors and majestic songs to their grace as they glide through the sky. Birds contribute...

Read Article
link

Coloring the Sky, Powering our Lives

As the brilliant blooms burst overhead this Fourth of July, some might wonder how fireworks get those bright colors. 

Read Article
link

Remembering Ridgecrest

Earthquakes can be unsettling.

Read Article
link

Plan Your Next River Trip to Explore the Great Outdoors From Your Computer Using Streamer

Streamer is an online mapping application for exploring downstream and upstream along America’s rivers and streams.

Read Article
link

June 23, 2020 Oaxaca, Mexico Earthquake

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck offshore Oaxaca, Mexico, on June 23, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. ET. Seismic instruments indicate the earthquake originated...

Read Article
link

Great Outdoors Month: Exploring the Waters

Now that June is upon us, it’s Great Outdoors Month! So why not stream some Nature instead of Netflix? Speaking of streams, maybe you’re thinking of...

Read Article