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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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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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60 years of data show shifts in the winter ranges of three duck species in the Midwest

60 years of data show shifts in the winter ranges of three duck species in the Midwest

RESTON, Va. — The autumn and winter ranges of three species of economically important dabbling ducks have shifted since the 1960s according to new...

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USGS makes $10 million available for state geologic, geochemical mapping projects through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-Funded Earth Mapping Resources Initiative

USGS makes $10 million available for state geologic, geochemical mapping projects through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-Funded Earth Mapping Resources Initiative

RESTON, Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is now soliciting proposals for fiscal year 2024 cooperative agreements with state geological surveys...

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USGS Releases Estimate of Conventional Oil and Gas Resources in North Chukchi Basin

USGS Releases Estimate of Conventional Oil and Gas Resources in North Chukchi Basin

RESTON, Virginia — The USGS estimates there are 1.8 billion barrels of oil and 119.9 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in undiscovered accumulations...

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Mapped: 33 new big game migrations across American West

Mapped: 33 new big game migrations across American West

RESTON, Va. — A new set of maps that document the movements of ungulates was published today in the fourth volume of the Ungulate Migrations of the...

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In monarch butterfly decline mystery, scientists rule out habitat loss in migration zone

In monarch butterfly decline mystery, scientists rule out habitat loss in migration zone

DENVER, Colo. — A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey and partners in the U.S. and Mexico lends new insight into the puzzle of monarch butterfly...

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Illegal Oil and Gas Wastewater Dumps Disrupt Foundations of Fragile Desert Ecosystems

Illegal Oil and Gas Wastewater Dumps Disrupt Foundations of Fragile Desert Ecosystems

RESTON, Va. — Illegal dumping of oil and gas wastewater disrupts the microbes in desert ecosystems of southeast New Mexico and West Texas, according...

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President proposes $1.6 billion FY 2025 budget for USGS

President proposes $1.6 billion FY 2025 budget for USGS

President’s request to Congress promotes science to address climate change and natural-hazard resiliency while supporting national economic growth and...

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USGS makes $5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding available to research critical minerals and rare earth elements found in mine waste

USGS makes $5 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding available to research critical minerals and rare earth elements found in mine waste

RESTON, Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is now soliciting proposals for fiscal year 2024 cooperative agreements to collect data on mine waste...

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USGS invests in geologic mapping, landslide hazard research throughout Puerto Rico

USGS invests in geologic mapping, landslide hazard research throughout Puerto Rico

RESTON, Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently invested in a geologic mapping project throughout Puerto Rico using airborne hyperspectral...

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USGS provides easy access to Colorado River science with new online portal

USGS provides easy access to Colorado River science with new online portal

All users of the Colorado River now have a more efficient way to find U.S. Geological Survey science critical to its future management.

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