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This EarthWord may sound infinite, but it actually refers to a type of finite resource...
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?
As the USGS continues to celebrate “Mapping Month”, we again promote noteworthy contributors to The National Map Corps “crowdsourcing” project.
Citizen Scientists edit structures to improve US Topo Maps and along the way earn virtual badges.
Due to the global threat to health and human safety posed by avian influenza monitoring has been conducted in the United States to determine the prevalence of such viruses in our wild waterfowl.
No, it’s not a title for a new reality-dating TV show, but it is real science! It also describes the ideal mineral deposit.
The USGS announces details for the 2017 Best Student Geological Map Competition