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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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New USGS Research Highlights the Use of Earthquake Science for Assessing Risk to Gas Pipelines

A new research study led by U.S. Geological Survey scientists assesses the risk from earthquakes to the Nation’s Gas Transmission Pipelines

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USGS Releases Strategy for Addressing PFAS Science Gaps

RESTON, Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey released a strategy today that outlines the agency’s future scientific role in the study of perfluoroalkyl...

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National Seed Strategy Provides Native Seed Progress

RESTON, Va. - The Plant Conservation Alliance, a coalition of federal agencies and their Tribal, state and non-governmental partners with the goal to...

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USGS Releases Oil and Gas Assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations of Montana and North Dakota

The USGS has completed an oil and gas estimate for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota.  

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USGS extends critical minerals list public comment period until January 10, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey is extending the public comment period on a draft revised list of critical minerals until January 10, 2022.  

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GeoFlight Takes to the Air to Help Identify Geothermal and Mineral Resources at the Salton Sea

The following is an excerpt from a joint blog post issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office and the...

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USGS EDMAP Program- FY22 Call for Proposals

Calling all geoscience faculty conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

Editor's note: This news release was updated December 9 to indicate the public comment period for the draft critical minerals list has been extended...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

List includes minerals key to all sectors of economy including tech and defense 

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Project Underway to Identify Algal Toxins in US National Park Waterways

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service partnered on a first-of-its-kind, nationwide harmful algal bloom, or HAB, field...

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Wildfire Smoke Disrupts Bird Migration in the West

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Early fall wildfires in the western states and the smoke they generate pose a risk to birds migrating in the Pacific Flyway...

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