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New Study Unveils the Secrets of Yellowstone’s Hydrothermal Plumbing

For the first time, scientists have mapped the network of underground geological pathways that feed Yellowstone National Park’s legendary geysers and...

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Lake Powell’s storage capacity updated for first time since 1986

SALT LAKE CITY – A new report released today and compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)...

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USGS Selects Willamette River Basin as Fourth Integrated Water Science Basin

The U.S. Geological Survey selected the Willamette River Basin in the Pacific Northwest as the latest location for an in-depth examination of factors...

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U.S. Geological Survey Releases 2022 List of Critical Minerals

RESTON – The United States Geological Survey has released a new list of 50 mineral commodities critical to the U.S. economy and national security...

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Groundbreaking Study Finds Widespread Lead Poisoning in Bald and Golden Eagles

A first-of-its-kind, eight-year study has found widespread and frequent lead poisoning in North American bald and golden eagles impacting both species...

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USGS Announces Investments in Mineral Mapping and Data Preservation with Funding from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The USGS, along with the rest of the Department of the Interior, has released its spend plan for investments from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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U.S. Mines Produced an Estimated $90.4 Billion in Nonfuel Mineral Commodities During 2021

U.S. mines produced approximately $90.4 billion in mineral commodities in 2021—a $9.7 billion increase over the 2020 revised total of $80.7 billion...

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USGS Partners with UA to Build Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The U.S. Geological Survey is partnering with the University of Alabama to construct a new Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility, a...

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New USGS Research Highlights the Use of Earthquake Science for Assessing Risk to Gas Pipelines

A new research study led by U.S. Geological Survey scientists assesses the risk from earthquakes to the Nation’s Gas Transmission Pipelines

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USGS Releases Strategy for Addressing PFAS Science Gaps

RESTON, Va. – The U.S. Geological Survey released a strategy today that outlines the agency’s future scientific role in the study of perfluoroalkyl...

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National Seed Strategy Provides Native Seed Progress

RESTON, Va. - The Plant Conservation Alliance, a coalition of federal agencies and their Tribal, state and non-governmental partners with the goal to...

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USGS Releases Oil and Gas Assessment for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations of Montana and North Dakota

The USGS has completed an oil and gas estimate for the Bakken and Three Forks Formations in the Williston Basin of Montana and North Dakota.  

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