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First Global Geologic Map of Largest Moon in the Solar System Details an Icy World

More than 400 years after its discovery by Galileo, the largest moon in the Solar System – Ganymede – has finally claimed a spot on the map. 

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Identifying Bats By Sound

Recording bats' echolocation "calls" is the most efficient and least intrusive way of identifying different species of bats in a given area, providing...

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New Tool Available to Help Track Spilled Oil

A newly developed computer model holds the promise of helping scientists track and predict where oil will go after a spill, sometimes years later.

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Threat of Earthquakes Occurring in Central United States Still Alive

Earthquake activity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone in the central United States does not seem to be slowing down.  In a new study published in the...

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Latest Idaho and New Mexico Quads Available

The USGS, in cooperation with other Federal agencies, has posted new Idaho US Topo quadrangles (1,193) and New Mexico quads (1,980 maps) which include...

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Large Old Trees Grow Fastest, Storing More Carbon

Trees do not slow in their growth rate as they get older and larger — instead, their growth keeps accelerating, according to a study published today...

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Secretary Jewell Lauds President's Intent to Nominate Suzette Kimball to Serve as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today praised President Obama's intent to nominate Dr. Suzette M. Kimball to serve as the Director of the U.S...

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The Connected Consequences of River Dams

In a case study of dams on the upper Missouri River, USGS researchers have demonstrated that an upstream dam is still a major control of river...

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Secretary Jewell Lauds President's Intent to Nominate Suzette Kimball to Serve as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today praised President Obama's intent to nominate Dr. Suzette M. Kimball to serve as the Director of the U.S...

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New Sensor Network to Detail Virginia Earthquakes

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Virginia Tech will install a 20-station seismic network in the central Virginia area beginning Jan. 8...

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Climate Change Could Negatively Affect Chase Lake Pelican Population

Earlier spring nesting related to climate change could negatively affect the survival of pelican chicks at Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge, N.D...

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