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USGS forecasts Tropical Storm Idalia may cause significant coastal change along western Florida

A new U.S. Geological Survey coastal change forecast predicts sandy beaches and dunes along Florida’s west coast are likely to see significant impacts...

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Purdue University to host new multi-agency research partnership to benefit Indiana’s wildlife and wild places

The partnership is Indiana’s first U.S. Geological Survey Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

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Illegal shooting along power lines a leading cause of death for bald eagles, protected birds in the West

BOISE, IDAHO - A study examining protected birds found dead along power lines on public lands in the western U.S. shows that gunshot deaths were three...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Helps Map Critical Mineral Resources in Montana

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey will invest more than $1.9 million to map critical mineral resources in Montana in partnership with the Monta...

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USGS seeks geologic data preservation proposals from state geological surveys as part of President’s Investing in America agenda

RESTON, VA — The U.S. Geological Survey is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year 2024 grants for geologic data preservation and is...

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Tap water study detects PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ across the US

At least 45% of the nation’s tap water is estimated to have one or more types of the chemicals known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances, or...

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Secretary Haaland, Leaders Celebrate New U.S. Geological Survey / University of Hawai’i Facility to Support Volcano Monitoring & Ecosystem Restoration

This release was originally shared by the Department of the Interior. 

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In a changing ecosystem, Yellowstone grizzly bears are resilient

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem have been able to gain the body fat they need for hibernation even as population...

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USGS Invests Millions in Critical-Minerals Mapping in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska. — The U.S. Geological Survey will invest more than $5.8 million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the...

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New USGS-FEMA study highlights economic earthquake risk in the United States

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Earthquakes cost the nation an estimated $14.7 billion annually in building damage and associated losses according to a new...

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Grant funding will advance a novel immune-based strategy to prevent white-nose syndrome in North American bats

MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Geological Survey, together with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, today announced...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps map critical mineral resources in New Mexico

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey will provide nearly $3.4 million to map critical-mineral resources in New Mexico in partnership with the New...

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