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Date published: May 6, 2016

EarthWord - Mother Lode

Happy Mother's Day from EarthWords!

Date published: May 4, 2016

Lone Star Quads Featured

The East Austin, Texas quadrangle is the updated "feature map" on the US Topo and Historical Topographic Map Collection websites.

Date published: May 4, 2016

The Case of the Unbroken Shrew

Featuring a very unusual tibia...

Date published: May 2, 2016

EarthWord – Young Ice

This week's EarthWord is what Vanilla Ice might've called a follow-up to his most famous song...

Date published: April 29, 2016

EarthView – Chernobyl 30 Years Later

After 30 years, it's still a hot topic...

Date published: April 28, 2016

Copper Plates Gone (Sort of)

The General Services Administration has completed the donation or sale of nearlly 4,000 excess sets of historic USGS engraved copper map plates.

Date published: April 27, 2016

Glacial Pace? Anything But!

Think glaciers are always slow? Think again!

Attribution: Land Resources
Date published: April 18, 2016

Gifts from the Sea

The USGS has completed the second phase of releasing thousands of photos and videos of the seafloor and coastline through their Coastal and Marine Video and Photography Portal.

Date published: April 18, 2016

EarthWord – Watershed

This week’s EarthWord sounds like what the British might call an outhouse...