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USGS and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory release database and interactive map of all large-scale solar energy facilities in the U.S.

RESTON, Va. - All large-scale solar energy facilities can now be found on a single map, thanks to the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department...

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USGS provides $2 million to states to identify critical mineral potential in mine waste

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey has invested more than $2 million from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in cooperative...

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USGS partners with Arizona to map critical mineral potential with cutting-edge data

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will invest more than $3.1 million to map critical mineral resources in Arizona in partnership with...

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Amphibians have one more thing to worry about—mercury—large USGS study shows

RESTON, Va. — The first widescale assessment of methylmercury in adult amphibians in the U.S. to date shows that, in amphibians, this toxic compound...

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USGS study highlights potential of significant critical mineral resources in the Western U.S.

RESTON, Va. — Better recovery of critical minerals from unmined deposits, active mines, existing processing facilities, and legacy mine sites could...

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USGS partners with Minnesota to map critical mineral potential with cutting-edge data

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will invest more than $2 million to map critical mineral resources in central Minnesota in partnership...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supports more than $5.8M for states to preserve vital geologic data and support infrastructure development

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will award $5.8 million supported by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to 32 state...

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USGS partners with six states to map critical mineral potential with cutting-edge data

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey will invest more than $3.5 million to map critical mineral resources in partnership with the geological...

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Study confirms age of oldest fossil human footprints in North America

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. — New research reaffirms that human footprints found in White Sands National Park, NM, date to the Last Glacial Maximum, placing...

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USGS Announces New Leaders for Five Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

RESTON, VA. — The U.S. Geological Survey has hired five experts from academic, non-profit and federal organizations to lead the Southwest, Northeast...

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USGS & New York State Geological Survey invest $500,000 to map geology in northwestern New York

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey will invest $500,000 to map geology and critical mineral resources in New York in partnership with the New...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Support Critical Minerals, Hurricane Resiliency Through New Federal-State Mapping Efforts in Alabama and Florida

RESTON, Va. — The USGS will invest more than $5 million to map both critical minerals and mineral resources important to hurricane resiliency in...

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