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A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
August 9, 2016

During what months is hurricane season typically recognized along the Atlantic Coast?

Image shows a USGS scientist standing in brown water with red and brown cliffs in the background
August 8, 2016

This EarthWord is clear as mud...

Image shows a pencil sketch of a big-eared mouse
August 3, 2016

Featuring fake fishes, made-up mammals, and taxonomic tomfoolery

Image shows the brown tributary entering the blue Chattahoochee River from below
August 1, 2016

This EarthWord sounds like some flu meds, but it’s closer to runny rivers than runny noses...

Screen shot of player playing pokemon go at the USGS building
July 27, 2016

USGS has evolved into a legendary Science-Type!

Image: Water Droplet in a Cave
July 25, 2016

Although it sounds like a Batman punch, this EarthWord is closer to the Bat than you’d think...

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
July 19, 2016

Over the last 30 years in the United States, how many people have died—on average—per year from floods?

Image shows a man standing ankle-deep in a stream with an orange sampler
July 18, 2016

“Whatcha gonna do when they come for you”-thinks this week’s EarthWord...