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Updates to international database provide powerful insights on valuable byproduct minerals

Updates to international database provide powerful insights on valuable byproduct minerals

RESTON, VA — The geological surveys of the U.S., Australia, and Canada are unveiling major updates to a shared database on mineral ores: an increase...

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First study to quantify global earthquake risk to mineral supplies

First study to quantify global earthquake risk to mineral supplies

GOLDEN, Colo.  —  A new scientific mechanism for assessing the potential risk to worldwide mineral commodity supplies from seismic activity has been...

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Dragonflies Reveal Surprising Insights into Mercury Pollution

Dragonflies Reveal Surprising Insights into Mercury Pollution

A new study has unveiled surprising findings about mercury pollution: where it comes from and how it moves through the environment varies...

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Media Alert: USGS Dye-Tracing Study in Lake Fork Creek to Map Groundwater Flow

Media Alert: USGS Dye-Tracing Study in Lake Fork Creek to Map Groundwater Flow

LEADVILLE, Colo.—The U.S. Geological Survey will be conducting a dye-tracing study in Lake Fork Creek, west of Leadville, downstream from the...

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Sixty-Eight percent of Texas coastline likely to experience erosion due to Beryl

Sixty-Eight percent of Texas coastline likely to experience erosion due to Beryl

Tropical Storm Beryl, which is responsible for at least 11 deaths as it wreaked havoc in the Caribbean islands earlier in this week, is projected to...

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USGS Scientists Deploy to New Mexico Fire to Enhance Water Monitoring

USGS Scientists Deploy to New Mexico Fire to Enhance Water Monitoring

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. Geological Survey scientists will deploy to the active South Fork and Salt fires today to increase water data transmission...

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USGS Measures Historic Flooding Across the Upper Midwest

USGS Measures Historic Flooding Across the Upper Midwest

Rapid City, S.D. — U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts of South Dakota following intense rainfall.  

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USGS scientists find new relationship between elevation change and wetland loss in Mississippi River Delta

USGS scientists find new relationship between elevation change and wetland loss in Mississippi River Delta

Lafayette, La.– U.S. Geological Survey scientists found increases in elevation may be an indicator of wetland loss, and published these findings in a...

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USGS Measures Flooding Across Eastern Minnesota

USGS Measures Flooding Across Eastern Minnesota

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flooding? Please contact Jennifer LaVista or James Fallon.  

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USGS makes $4.25 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds available for critical mineral mapping in Alaska

USGS makes $4.25 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds available for critical mineral mapping in Alaska

RESTON, Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is now soliciting proposals for fiscal year 2024 cooperative agreements with the Alaska Division of...

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Real-time satellite data improves earthquake early warning system in the United States

Real-time satellite data improves earthquake early warning system in the United States

“Future major offshore earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest, which could be similar to the 2011 M 9.1 earthquake in Japan, underscore the importance...

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USGS-led study estimates lithium in groundwater that can be used for drinking water

USGS-led study estimates lithium in groundwater that can be used for drinking water

PEMBROKE, NH — The first national estimates of naturally occurring lithium in groundwater that can be used for drinking water were recently published...

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