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Landsat 9: USGS assumes control of newest satellite in Landsat program from NASA

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The U.S. Geological Survey assumed complete operational control of the Landsat 9 satellite from NASA today at the USGS Earth...

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Landsat Anniversary Marks a Half-Century of Earth Selfies

The U.S. Geological Survey and NASA celebrate the 50th anniversary of Landsat on July 23, 2022. The U.S. Landsat program of Earth observation...

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COVID-19 virus can infect Mexican free-tailed bats

MADISON, Wis. — Mexican free-tailed bats can be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus but don’t appear to spread it or become sick, according to a U.S...

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As sea levels rise on U.S. coasts, saline wetlands are expected to displace freshwater wetlands, croplands, forests and pastures

With accelerated sea-level rise, landward migration of coastal wetlands will not fully compensate for seaward losses

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests Over $74 Million in Federal-State Partnership for Critical Minerals Mapping

The USGS Earth MRI program announces its FY2022 investments in critical minerals mapping work.

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USGS Grants More Than $4 Million to States to Preserve Vital Geologic Data and to Support Infrastructure Development

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will award $4.3 million to 33 state geological surveys to enable them to preserve vital geologic and geophysical...

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USGS, Apple Develop New Metric to Better Understand Global Mining Impacts of Key Minerals and their Future Supply

A new metric to quantify the amount of waste rock generated by mining for minerals essential to 21st century society has been created by the U.S...

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New federal partnership will advance predictive models of wildfire behavior

U.S. Geological Survey and Department of Energy Los Alamos National Laboratory partner to advance fire research capabilities supporting the work of...

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Secretary Haaland Announces Progress Toward Conservation and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors and Habitat Connectivity

Grants to states and Tribes, new partnerships, and innovative science part of suite of announcements helping to advance wildlife corridor work at the...

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President Proposes $1.7 Billion FY 2023 Budget for USGS

The FY 2023 Presidential Budget Request promotes science to address climate change, natural resource conservation, and natural hazard mitigation while...

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New Study Unveils the Secrets of Yellowstone’s Hydrothermal Plumbing

For the first time, scientists have mapped the network of underground geological pathways that feed Yellowstone National Park’s legendary geysers and...

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Lake Powell’s storage capacity updated for first time since 1986

SALT LAKE CITY – A new report released today and compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)...

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