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Date published: September 29, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in West Virginia

A total of $125,000 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Mountain State

Date published: September 29, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Maine

A total of $118,479 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Pine Tree State

Date published: September 29, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Texas

A total of $134,453 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Lone Star State

Date published: September 29, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Pennsylvania

A total of $100,000 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Keystone State

Date published: September 29, 2020

ICYMI Bulletin: New Volcano Monitors Increase Safety

We have witnessed many kinds of destructive phenomena at U.S. volcanoes: hot, fluid lava flows that overrun communities; powerful explosions; choking debris avalanches and mudflows that destroy bridges and homes; noxious gas emissions; airborne ash clouds that damage aircraft; and ash falls that cause agricultural losses and disrupt the lives and businesses of hundreds of thousands of people. 

Date published: September 29, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Illinois

A total of $106,978 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Land of Lincoln

Date published: September 29, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Missouri

A total of $135,000 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Show Me State

Date published: September 28, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Florida

A total of $100,000 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Sunshine State

Date published: September 28, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Arizona

A total of $133,016 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Grand Canyon State.

Date published: September 28, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Alaska

A total of $634,000 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Last Frontier.

Date published: September 22, 2020

USGS Dye-Tracing Study on the Kansas River to Aid in Protecting Water Supplies

U.S. Geological Survey and partners will inject a harmless, bright red fluorescent dye into the Kansas River on September 29, weather permitting. The study is being done by the USGS in cooperation with the Kansas Water Office, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, The Nature Conservancy, City of Manhattan, City of Topeka, City of Olathe and WaterOne.

Date published: September 21, 2020

Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Twenty-One States

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Association of American State Geologists are pleased to announce the projects that have received funding for FY2020 under the USGS Mineral Resources Program’s Earth Mapping Resources Initiative, or Earth MRI. New projects in 21 states will receive $7.97 million in funding in fiscal year 2020 to improve the Nation’s mapping of shallow and deep geology.