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A multicolored lidar image of the Great Sand Dunes
September 5, 2016

It’s not a radar for liars, it’s this week’s Earthword...

A gas plume arising from Augustine Volcano during it's eruptive phase 2005-06.
August 30, 2016

How much of the Nation is susceptible to sinkholes (i.e., underlain by rock that dissolves easily)?

Image shows the Colorado River cutting through the Grand Canyon
August 29, 2016

It’s not just teens that like to rebel; sometimes it’s rock layers like this EarthWord!

Image shows gray ash covering cars and a house
August 22, 2016

Look! In the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Wait, run, it’s this week’s EarthWord!

Image shows a flooded street with a USGS truck nearby
August 19, 2016

All affected USGS scientists are alive and well, and our flood work continues...

Screen shot of US Topo Story Map
August 18, 2016

The USGS National Geospatial Program has released an interactive Story Map giving viewers an overview of the US Topo map program

Image shows a man suspended over a brown river with red cliffs in the background
August 15, 2016

Feeling salty over our bad jokes? Then this EarthWord’s for you!