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Free and rapid imagery was provided through the USGS Hazard Data Distribution System.
Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, held at the Geological Society of America's recent Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.
No, this EarthWord isn’t how natural gas quenches its thirst-it just sounds like it...
No, this EarthWord isn’t a trait of adult petroleum basins, but it is related to how old they are...
Scientists looked back 10 to 13 thousand years to gain real-world insight into the environmental factors that influence hurricanes near Florida and, by extension, the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
This EarthWord is probably what you’ve been doing thanks to our fantastic puns...
Everyone’s seen the news–scientists discover a new species of fly and name it for Beyonce; scientists discover a new species of monkey and auction its name off; etc. Hundreds of new species of animals, plants, and other organisms are discovered and named every year. But did you know that dozens of minerals are discovered every year too?
To celebrate Earth Science Week and Geologic Map Day, the USGS, in collaboration with the American Geosciences Institute, is pleased to announce a “Geologic Open House” on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Great Falls Park, near McLean, Va.
True or False: Lightning that takes place during a volcanic eruption is the same as lightning that occurs during a thunderstorm?
Interested in finding a good river to float down this hot summer? Or a favorite fishing hole? Ever wonder where those blue lines mapping the rivers, streams and lakes on the US Topo and other maps come from?