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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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USGS, Apple Develop New Metric to Better Understand Global Mining Impacts of Key Minerals and their Future Supply

A new metric to quantify the amount of waste rock generated by mining for minerals essential to 21st century society has been created by the U.S...

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Secretary Haaland Announces Progress Toward Conservation and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors and Habitat Connectivity

Grants to states and Tribes, new partnerships, and innovative science part of suite of announcements helping to advance wildlife corridor work at the...

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President Proposes $1.7 Billion FY 2023 Budget for USGS

The FY 2023 Presidential Budget Request promotes science to address climate change, natural resource conservation, and natural hazard mitigation while...

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