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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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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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