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USGS ecologist forges the key to unlocking a long-standing scientific debate about habitat fragmentation

Jonathon Valente didn’t set out to be a mediator for scientists or science, but to help his field of landscape ecology out of a rut, that’s just what...

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USGS New Supercomputer Helps Scientists Wrangle Data

Earlier this year, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Science Analytics and Synthesis Advanced Research Computing (ARC) installed its newest supercomputer...

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Waste not, want not: How USGS capabilities enhance COVID-19 wastewater surveillance

You can tell a lot about someone’s health from their body’s waste. If you are fighting an infectious illness, you flush away more than yesterday’s...

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3 Cool Ways USGS is Studying Bats in National Parks

From the latest wildlife tracking tech to collaboration with recreationalists, USGS scientists and partners are using innovative methods to study bats...

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The Great ShakeOut (2023's Version)

It's that special day of the year again when we all drop, cover, and hold on! It's the Great ShakeOut (2023's Version).

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Using Petroleum Reservoirs to Store Carbon

Can the very reservoirs where petroleum was produced be used to store carbon? The USGS went to find out!

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USGS research helps American shad find their way

Science takes time.

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Conozca a Legna Torres-García, oceanógrafa investigadora y Jefa Científica por Excelencia

Legna Torres-García alcanzó las estrellas y se convirtió en una renombrada oceanógrafa de investigación en el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos...

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Meet Legna Torres-Garcia, research oceanographer and all-around Science Boss

Legna Torres-Garcia reached for the stars and became a renowned research oceanographer at the U.S. Geological Survey, where she helps coastal...

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Make Your Benchmark: Join the Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program

For more than 144 years, the USGS has built its reputation on providing the finest Earth science regarding the United States for decision-makers, land...

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Major earthquake strikes Oukaïmedene, Morocco

The shallow quake struck the Atlas Mountains of western Morocco September 8 at 11:11 pm local time.

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September is National Preparedness Month

Natural hazards are unavoidable. But with proper preparedness, their impact can be reduced. The USGS and its partners work to prepare, monitor, assess...

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