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Fifty Years of Landsat: Sharing Earth information for the benefit of all

In 2022, the Landsat series of satellites, a program conducted jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA, celebrates a half century of worldwide...

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Hurricanes may pose a threat to people along the coasts and far inland

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake in Khōst, Afghanistan

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck overnight near Khōst, Afghanistan on June 21 20:54 UTC.

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The temblor that changed earthquake science turns 30

To mark the 30th anniversary of a Southern California earthquake, we’ll note why it was significant and listen to USGS employees share their own quake...

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Changes to the Coastline Can Affect Where, and How Severely, Flooding Occurs

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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Fifty Years of Landsat: Pioneer in Promoting Food Security from Space

Celebrating 50 years of continuous Earth observation, the joint U.S. Geological Survey/NASA Landsat program of Earth observation satellites has...

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Storm Tide Poses One of the Most Serious Hurricane Threats to People and Infrastructure

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Here

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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A Climate Change Canary in the Coal Mine - The Endangered Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Native Hawaiians have a deep kinship with Hawaiian forest birds and revere, honor, and deify them as family, ancestors, guardians, spirits, and gods...

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Get to know the scientists behind snow to flow: The study of snowmelt in the Western U.S.

Water in the West: it all starts with snow. But how much is water is in all that snow? USGS scientists have developed innovative new approaches to...

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Laying the Groundwork: How the USGS is Deploying the Infrastructure Law’s Investments in Science

In the six months since Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the President signed it, the USGS has been busy setting the groundwork...

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Bird Bands and the Public Help Researchers Better Understand Alaskan Bird Populations

Each year across North America, more than a million birds are fitted with small bands to help monitor their populations. Information provided by...

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