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Want some fun facts and interesting snippets of science? Then you came to the right place.
True or false? People are the leading cause of wildfires in the United States.
Before and after the Three Gorges Dam for the Yangtze River
Twin satellite views show gypsy moth destruction in Rhode Island.
True or False? People can catch white-nose syndrome from bats or the environment.
Landsat gives us a satellite view of Hurricane Matthew's devastation in Haiti.
Four Seasons, Four Beautiful Views of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Landsat 8 shows significant flooding on Iowa's Cedar River
Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Annual Best Student Geologic Map Competition, held at the Geological Society of America's recent Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo.
True or false? The same size earthquake will cause damage over a larger area in the West than the East.
Landsat & Sentinel-2A work together to track sediment plume in the North Sea