National News Releases
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On Wednesday, July 13, USGS will release a nationwide study that ranks states’ potential for having corrosive groundwater.
The USGS released a publication highlighting the nonfuel minerals industry of Iran.
New study offers insights to minimize projected climate impacts through proactive land-management activities
Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America -- including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live.
“The scenarios predicted by our models are encouraging in that there are clear actions that humans can take to improve the chances that healthy polar bear populations persist in the future.” - Todd Atwood, USGS
USGS-USDA Modeling Research Show Up to 34% Reduction in Nitrogen from Agricultural Conservation Practices
“These results suggest that waterfowl populations in the western boreal forest are resilient to forest fires and that current policies of limited fire suppression have not been detrimental to waterfowl populations." – Tyler Lewis, U.S. Geological Survey.
The thawing of the planet’s permafrost is replumbing arctic environments, creating several hydrologic consequences and possibly some opportunities according to a new study published in Vadose Zone.
Hypoxic zone size affected by low river flow and nutrient loading
Outlook incorporates multiple hypoxia models for the second year
This is the second-largest assessment of potential shale & tight gas resources that the USGS has ever conducted.