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Date published: June 23, 2016

Queen of the Dead Rises

The National Map Corps Recognizes the Latest Volunteer Citizen Scientist - Queenofthedead

Date published: June 20, 2016

EarthWord–Alluvial Fan

On the 1st day of summer, we’ve got an #EarthWord that’s a fan-just not the cooling kind...

Date published: June 13, 2016

EarthView–Beaufort Sea Ice Experiences Unusually Early Breakup

Think breaking up is hard to do? Not for ice in the Beaufort Sea in this week’s EarthView...

Date published: June 11, 2016


We’ve scoured the Earth to bring you this week’s EarthWord...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: June 7, 2016

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

How many Americans live and work in areas exposed to potentially damaging earthquakes?

Date published: June 3, 2016

EarthView–Eye of the Sahara

Believe it or not, it's not a meteor's impact crater!

Date published: June 1, 2016

The Case of the Misplaced Deer

Featuring misplaced deer, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and a dishonest fur trader

Date published: May 30, 2016

EarthWord – Type Locality

What's your type? Locality, that is...

Date published: May 26, 2016

EarthView–Landsat 8 Imagery Reveals Heavy Flooding in Sri Lanka

From the Fort McMurray wildfire, our EarthView turns now to flooding in Sri Lanka...

Date published: May 25, 2016

Updated US Topo maps for Kentucky

Updated US Topo maps for Kentucky available for free download; add Census Bureau road data, wetlands layer and select trails.

Date published: May 20, 2016

Making Your Mark on a Map

The USGS citizen science project, The National Map Corps, has reached another major milestone. Just over a year after reaching 100,000 “points”, volunteers have more than doubled the number of points collected to support The National Map.