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Biden-Harris Administration to map critical mineral potential in southwest United States using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

RESTON, Va.—Through funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautics and Space...

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USGS is forecasting Ian could cause significant coastal change in South Carolina, Georgia

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ian, visit:

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New Nationwide Strategy Brings Scientists, Communities Together to Help Reduce Landslide Risks

The USGS is releasing a National Strategy for Landslide Loss Reduction detailing the steps necessary to equitably reduce the Nation’s risk from...

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Hurricane Ian expected to cause significant coastal change along Florida’s Gulf Coast

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ian, visit:

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Wind turbine wakes can impact downwind vegetation

A new USGS report shows a link between air disturbed by wind turbines and vegetation patterns

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New Report Offers Path Forward for Interagency Efforts to Revive the West’s Disappearing Sagebrush Ecosystem

New Report Offers Path Forward for Interagency Efforts to Revive the West’s Disappearing Sagebrush Ecosystem

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USGS Works with Partners in 15 Cities to Improve Urban Waterways

Everyone deserves clean and healthy public waterways. USGS and Urban Waters Federal Partnership are investing ~$4 million to improve our Nation's...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helping Alaska map critical mineral resources

RESTON, Va.—The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced today that Alaska will receive more than $6.75 million to conduct geologic mapping, airborne...

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David Applegate Sworn In as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey

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

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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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