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
USGS Scientist Joins Team to Learn from Mexico's Earthquake System
USGS seismologist Elizabeth Cochran studied the performance of Mexico City’s earthquake early warning system, during devastating Sept. 19, 2017 eventRead Story
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From icy records to mistletoe romance, December Science Picks bring a host of tips (some timely, some evergreen) on earth and natural science research and investigations. Science Picks bring the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science to you, helping you cover ongoing earth and natural science research, investigations, and technology.
As the nation turns its focus to restoring regions devastated by hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes, this month’s Science Picks will highlight ongoing earth and natural science research and investigations, as well as technology at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to help you tell the story.
Learn the latest on how U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science is helping victims of Hurricane Katrina and how its scientific research and capabilities will help prevent vulnerabilities to future natural hazards. This special edition of Science Picks can help you cover the science behind Hurricane Katrina. Photos and Web links are provided to enhance your story.
This month’s Science Picks can help you cover ongoing earth and natural science research and investigations, as well as, technology at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) — photos and Web links are provided to enhance your story.
Fire season is upon us, and in the Southwest thousands of acres are burning. In honor of Independence Day, this month’s Science Picks are dedicated to fire — find out what happens after the smoke clears; learn about new techniques scientists are using to handle some hot topics; and discover what gives firecrackers the bang for your buck.
What Will Hurricane Season Bring?
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish...Snakehead Fish!
Affairs of the Flock...A Father’s Day Tale
Big Rock Candy Mountain Does Exist!
USGS Maps the Spread of West Nile During 2005 Season
Getting to the Core of the Issue: Drilling deep into the Nation’s Largest Known Impact Crater
Finding Slippery Slopes in Alaska
How the Advanced National Seismic System is Reducing America’s Earthquake Risk
Marching to the Beat of a Different Drummer? Larger Earthquakes at Mount St. Helens
The Parkfield Earthquake: USGS Findings Help Unravel Clues about Earthquake Processes
Memories Flood Back as USGS Science Rushes Forward
USGS Scientists Document Widespread Increases in Streamflow
Another Great Earthquake in the Indian Ocean, but What About the Tsunami?
Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions--What’s in Yellowstone’s Future?
Radio-Monitored Salmon Shed Light on Snake River for Water Managers
Itching to Know More About America’s Modern Gold Rush?
Hazards and Cooperation Spawn New Uses for Geospatial Information
Included this month:
Landslide Hazards Pile Up in Southern California
Will the December 26th Indian Ocean Tsunami Prove to be the Most Powerful Tsunami Ever
Will the Earth Move in March?
USGS Finds New Survivor in Palau Islands
Super Sleuths of Soil
Landslide Report Details Danger and Complexity of Future Landslides for California Coast
Having Good Geographic Data is Essential to Critical Decision Making
2004 deadliest year
Illustrate with us -- New Geologic Map of North America
A real-time treat -- USGS Water Data Served
Getting to the Heart of Geography
"Duck" the winter
November Science Picks take a look at wildfires, debris flows, and earthquakes in California; water quality across the nation [is it getting better or worse?]; and the unexpectedly sensitive Gulf sturgeon, along with a host of other timely tips on earth and natural science research and investigations at USGS.
October Science Picks look at living safely on a restless planet, celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a water education site now available in Spanish, examine the science behind baseball bats in preparation for the World Series, and provide a host of other timely tips on earth and natural science research and investigations at USGS.