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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 a satellite image of California with a wildfire shown in red
August 26, 2016

Landsat 8 shows the progression of one of the biggest wildfire in California yet this year...

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!

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!