One of the first Black USGS geophysicists, pioneers research
USGS geophysicist Dr. Rufus Catchings, brings insights to the importance of diversity and perseverance in the earth science field.Read Story
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Environmental DNA picks up traces of the elusive mammals’ saliva, skin, waste, or exhaled breaths.
Data Will Provide a “Snapshot” of the Eastern Snake River Plain Aquifer
Note to Editors: In the public interest, and in accordance with FAA regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.
USGS field crews are deploying storm-tide and wave sensors today from Maine to Delaware to track and study a Nor’easter forecasted to begin tomorrow.
Residents and visitors may witness a low-flying airplane above the broader Iron Mountain-Escanaba-Marquette region starting at the beginning of April, 2018.
List includes minerals key to all sectors of economy including tech and defense
U.S. mines produced an estimated $75.2 billion of raw mineral materials in 2017 – a 6 percent increase over 2016 – the U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday, January 31, in its annual Mineral Commodity Summaries.
News reporters are invited to attend an illustrated public lecture to learn how U.S. Geological Survey scientists and partners are developing ShakeAlert. The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system will begin limited operations this year. Alerts could save lives and properties but several challenges remain. With millions at risk, why isn't full public alerting happening yet?
News reporters are invited to attend a reception to kick off the U.S. Geological Survey’s STEP-UP Program in Menlo Park. STEP-UP (Secondary Transition to Employment Program – USGS Partnership) provides young adults (ages 18-22) with disabilities a variety of life and job skills to enable them to transition from school to work and to live independently.
For the first time, high-resolution images show the three-dimensional structure of massive ice deposits on Mars. According to an in-depth analysis led by the USGS, the images reveal never-before-observed details about the ice sheets, including that some begin just a few feet below the Martian surface and extend to depths greater than 300 feet.
The Department of the Interior has announced petroleum assessments from the
Oxygen levels, dissolved minerals among factors responsible for high concentrations of radium in untreated water from aquifer that underlies six states