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USGS Selects Willamette River Basin as Fourth Integrated Water Science Basin

The U.S. Geological Survey selected the Willamette River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as the latest location for an in-depth examination of factors...

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New Research Verifies Invasive Tegu Lizards Adaptable to Various Climates

Invasive tegu lizards from South America are currently established in four locations in Florida and negatively impact native, ground-nesting animals...

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Media Alert: USGS Dye-Tracing Study of the Kansas River to Aid in Protecting Water Supplies

U.S. Geological Survey scientists and partners will inject a harmless, bright red fluorescent dye into the Kansas River at numerous locations...

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U.S. Geological Survey Releases 2022 List of Critical Minerals

RESTON – The United States Geological Survey has released a new list of 50 mineral commodities critical to the U.S. economy and national security...

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Secretary Haaland, Colorado Leaders Announce Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Build New USGS Research Building

This release was originally shared by the Department of the Interior. 

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Media Alert: Low-flying Helicopter Will Survey Southern Wisconsin for Geologic, Water Studies

Note to Editors: In the public interest and in accordance with FAA regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your...

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Groundbreaking Study Finds Widespread Lead Poisoning in Bald and Golden Eagles

A first-of-its-kind, eight-year study has found widespread and frequent lead poisoning in North American bald and golden eagles impacting both species...

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USGS Announces Investments in Mineral Mapping and Data Preservation with Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The USGS, along with the rest of the Department of the Interior, has released its spend plan for investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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USGS Finds PFAS in Untreated Well Water Across Delaware

Contaminants known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or PFAS, were found to be widely distributed in untreated well water throughout...

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Future Peak Flow Along Rio Grande May Arrive Early Due to Climate Change

A new study finds that peak runoff on the Rio Grande could arrive earlier in the season by the end of the century, negatively impacting a watershed...

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U.S. Mines Produced an Estimated $90.4 Billion in Nonfuel Mineral Commodities During 2021

U.S. mines produced approximately $90.4 billion in mineral commodities in 2021—a $9.7 billion increase over the 2020 revised total of $80.7 billion...

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USGS Partners with UA to Build Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The U.S. Geological Survey is partnering with the University of Alabama to construct a new Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility, a...

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