Science Snippets

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Date published: August 30, 2016

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

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

Date published: August 29, 2016


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

Date published: August 26, 2016

EarthView–Landsat Shows Spread of Soberanes Fire

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

Date published: August 22, 2016


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

Date published: August 19, 2016

Backwater Flooding in Baton Rouge

Wonder what Backwater Flooding is? We've got your answer here...

Date published: August 19, 2016

Science Continues during Flood Recovery

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

Date published: August 18, 2016

Story Map - Topographic Maps for the Nation

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

Date published: August 15, 2016


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

Date published: August 9, 2016

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

During what months is hurricane season typically recognized along the Atlantic Coast?

Date published: August 8, 2016


This EarthWord is clear as mud...