Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted. For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown
Want some fun facts and interesting snippets of science? Then you came to the right place.
Are rates of sea level rise increasing faster along the West or the East Coast of the United States?
Two snapshots from Landsat show the extent of a landslide in an Alaska National Park.
It’s not flirting for submarines, but this week’s EarthWord does feature the ocean...
New strides have been made toward quantifying how geomagnetic storms can interfere with the nation’s electric-power grid systems.
It’s not a radar for liars, it’s this week’s Earthword...
Landsat gives us a view of the legacy of logging near the Redwood Parks in California.
How much of the Nation is susceptible to sinkholes (i.e., underlain by rock that dissolves easily)?
It’s not just teens that like to rebel; sometimes it’s rock layers like this EarthWord!
Landsat 8 shows the progression of one of the biggest wildfire in California yet this year...
Look! In the sky! It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Wait, run, it’s this week’s EarthWord!
Wonder what Backwater Flooding is? We've got your answer here...