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

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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USGS extends critical minerals list public comment period until January 10, 2022

USGS extends critical minerals list public comment period until January 10, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey is extending the public comment period on a draft revised list of critical minerals until January 10, 2022.  

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GeoFlight Takes to the Air to Help Identify Geothermal and Mineral Resources at the Salton Sea

GeoFlight Takes to the Air to Help Identify Geothermal and Mineral Resources at the Salton Sea

The following is an excerpt from a joint blog post issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office and the...

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USGS EDMAP Program- FY22 Call for Proposals

USGS EDMAP Program- FY22 Call for Proposals

Calling all geoscience faculty conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

Editor's note: This news release was updated December 9 to indicate the public comment period for the draft critical minerals list has been extended...

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USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

USGS Seeks Public Comment on Draft List of 50 Minerals Deemed Critical to US National Security and the Economy

List includes minerals key to all sectors of economy including tech and defense 

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Project Underway to Identify Algal Toxins in US National Park Waterways

Project Underway to Identify Algal Toxins in US National Park Waterways

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service partnered on a first-of-its-kind, nationwide harmful algal bloom, or HAB, field...

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Wildfire Smoke Disrupts Bird Migration in the West

Wildfire Smoke Disrupts Bird Migration in the West

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Early fall wildfires in the western states and the smoke they generate pose a risk to birds migrating in the Pacific Flyway...

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Destructive Snake Disease Discovered in Museum Specimens

Destructive Snake Disease Discovered in Museum Specimens

A recent study of museum snake specimens shows that snake fungal disease, a skin infection threatening many important snake populations, existed in...

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Department of the Interior Announces Host for Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

Department of the Interior Announces Host for Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

WASHINGTON - The Department of the Interior today announced the location of the newest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), the ninth and final...

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USGS Estimates 306 Billion Cubic Feet of Recoverable Helium in the United States

USGS Estimates 306 Billion Cubic Feet of Recoverable Helium in the United States

The natural gas reservoirs of the United States contain an estimated 306 billion cubic feet of recoverable helium, according to a new report from the...

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USGS and the Republic of Peru Sign an Agreement for Remote Sensing Operations and Technological Development

USGS and the Republic of Peru Sign an Agreement for Remote Sensing Operations and Technological Development

Joint cooperative project in scientific research serves the common interest and mutual benefit of both countries in satellite imagery and mapping...

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