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WaterWords–Methane Seep

Keep up to speed with our Falkor research cruise with this latest seafloor science syntax!

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Seeking the Seeps

We're setting sail onboard the R/V Falkor for 21 days of deepsea science. Lead scientist Amanda Demopoulos shares what she's excited about as we head...

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Volunteers Collect and Edit Over 400K Structure Points!

The National Map Corps volunteers are a force that can't be stopped! In just over a year, volunteers have collected another 100,000 structures points...

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Exploring the Grand Canyon – 150 Years Later

Today, the USGS and partnering organizations are embarking on a trip down the Green and Colorado rivers to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the...

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Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp at West Virginia University

Program coordinators are now accepting applications for the 2019 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp

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Editing over the Holidays!

The holidays are always a busy and sometimes stressful time of year: food to cook, houses to clean, trips to plan, gifts to buy, family to coordinate...

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Favorite Headstones and Mapping

The National Map Corps encourages and leverages volunteer citizen scientists to update structure data to The National Map. To reward, recognize and...

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Celebrating Geologic Map Day 2018

In celebration of Earth Science Week and Geologic Map Day, the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program is highlighting several exciting...

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Searching for Great Geologic Maps

The USGS Announces Final Call for Abstracts: Best Student Geological Map Competition at GSA Indianapolis.

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EarthWord - Microbiome

You’ve heard of tiny houses, introducing (really) tiny communities - microbiomes!

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Backcountry Travel for Science: Studying the Source of Groundwater in the Grand Canyon

When you think of a day in the life of a scientist, adventure may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, many scientists find themselves...

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EarthWord-Genomics

This EarthWord tells you who and what you are REALLY…

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