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Vegetation Recovery on Abandoned Oil and Gas Well Sites is Variable on Colorado Plateau

Recovery of vegetation on plugged and abandoned oil and gas well sites on the Colorado Plateau is influenced by time, moisture, nonnative plants and...

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USGS Announces Largest Continuous Oil Assessment in Texas and New Mexico

Estimates Include 46.3 Billion Barrels of Oil, 281 Trillion Cubic feet of Natural Gas, and 20 Billion Barrels of Natural Gas Liquids in Texas and New...

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Florida's Coral Reefs Provide Window into the Past

USGS study finds most have grown little in 3000 years

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Salty water causes some freshwater harmful algae to release toxins

USGS study of Lake Okeechobee algae gives new insight on South Florida coastal blooms

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USGS: Hurricane surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

One-fourth of beachfront could be inundated by large storm waves, experts predict

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Seismic Research Cruise Provides New Data on U.S. Atlantic Margin Gas Hydrates

Data acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey on the U.S. Atlantic Margin in August 2018 reveal new information about the distribution of gas hydrates...

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USGS Installing Rapid-Deployment Gauges in Virginia for Florence

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Florence, visit the USGS Hurricane Florence...

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USGS: Florence Likely to Cause Short- and Long-Term Beach Erosion

Initial effect will probably be erosion on 75 percent of North Carolina beaches, experts say.

 

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USGS Is Installing 20 Storm-Tide Sensors Along Puerto Rican Coast for Isaac

Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing storm-tide sensors at key locations in Puerto Rico from Cabo Rojo to Naguabo...

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USGS Installing About 160 Storm-Tide Sensors Along North and South Carolina Coasts Before Hurricane Florence Arrives

Reporters: Do you want to accompany a USGS crew as they work in the field to install storm-tide sensors before Hurricane Florence’s arrival?

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Genetic Analysis of Florida's Invasive Pythons Reveals A Tangled Family Tree

A new genetic analysis of invasive pythons captured across South Florida finds the big constrictors are closely related to one another. In fact, most...

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Follow National Wildfire Information in the Palm of Your Hand: GeoMAC Goes Mobile

The public can now access information about active wildfires across the country using a smartphone.

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