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US Mines Produced an Estimated $82.3 Billion in Minerals During 2020

U.S. mines produced approximately $82.3 billion in minerals in 2020— about $1.5 billion lower than the 2019 revised total of $83.7 billion—the U.S...

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Federal Agencies Partner to Strengthen ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning Capacity Along the West Coast

A lone solar panel in the middle of California’s largest national forest is powering a seismometer able to detect Earth’s vibrations, a piece of the...

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Wall Street Journal OpEd: USGS Gets Politics Out of Climate Forecasts

USGS Director Reilly published an OpEd in the Wall Street Journal.

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Mine Waste in the Eastern Adirondacks May be Untapped, Accessible Source of Rare Earth Element Minerals

Waste rock from long-closed mines in the eastern Adirondack Mountains, New York, may prove valuable due to its rare earth element content, according...

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USGS Supports the 2020 National Space Policy

In support of the President’s policy, USGS and NASA will leverage their full technological abilities to meet the nation’s growing environmental...

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New Maps Document Big-Game Migrations Across the Western United States

LARAMIE, Wyo. – For the first time, state and federal wildlife biologists have come together to map the migrations of ungulates – hooved mammals such...

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Now Trending…Earthquakes

The earth isn’t the only thing shaking after an earthquake.

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USGS Unveils Mobile Flood Tool for the Nation

The U.S. Geological Survey announced Friday the completion of a new mobile tool that provides real-time information on water levels, weather and flood...

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USGS Estimates Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources in the Austin Chalk Formation of the U.S. Gulf Coast

The Austin Chalk and Tokio and Eutaw Formations of the Gulf Coast Basin contain a mean of 6.9 billion barrels of oil and 41.5 trillion cubic feet of...

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ICYMI Bulletin: USGS uses “eDNA” to combat invasive species

Originally Published by The Salt Lake City Tribune October 16, 2020. 

This article has been reprinted or reproduced with the permission of the Salt...

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From Volcanoes to Vineyards - New Geologic Map Reveals Portland's Deep History

A new digital geologic map of the greater Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area of Oregon and Washington being released today will support...

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Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Twenty-One States

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Association of American State Geologists are pleased to announce the projects that have received funding for FY2020...

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