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The National Map Corps recognizes major volunteers to national mapping efforts
Everything happens at a place, the place matters, and the USGS has the science of place.
Slag. Depending on where you’re from, it may be an insult, a term meaning trash, or, in our case, the waste left over from metal smelting or refining. Outside of the construction industry, it might seem that uses for slag are considered limited.
What would it take to produce a billion tons of biomass for fuel production?
Earthquakes are estimated to cost the nation $6.1 billion annually in building stock losses according to an updated report published today by FEMA.
At USGS, although the rocks we study are millions of years old, our scientific methods are cutting edge! Here's just one example of how we use creative problem-solving to help crystalize a solution to a complex issue.
The National Map Corps is requesting volunteer assistance to verify Post Office information in Illinois
An extremely rare Mojave River western pond turtle was recently observed by U.S. Geological Survey scientists and staff from The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in the Mojave Desert. Turtles of this population have rarely been seen since the late 1990s.
This EarthWord isn’t a new dance-move; it’s been around since we’ve had tectonic plates...
Just like smog and fog, this EarthWord is not what you want to see while driving...
This EarthWord is straight up steampunk...