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USGS: Science for a changing world
June 17, 2016

Science diplomacy is the use of collaborations among nations to address common scientific problems and to build constructive international partnerships. Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado recently used the science diplomacy tactic to initiate a ground-breaking international collaboration with the Nation of Cuba. 

Solar power tower surrounded by an array of heliostats
June 13, 2016

Addressing a need for wildlife monitoring at solar power facilities

USGS Online GW Quality Mapper Nat Map
June 2, 2016

A first of its kind, national assessment of an unseen, valuable resource used by millions of people.

Arctic landscape near Greenland
May 25, 2016

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and sponsors, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), in collaboration with the Arctic Spatial Data Infrastructure Participants, announce a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Call for Participation (CFP) in the OGC Interoperability Program’s Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Phase-2 (Arctic SDP) initiative.

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May 23, 2016

A new computer model allows water managers to better manage water distribution. 

An image of Hi'iaka Montes and Hi'iaka Patera on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
May 19, 2016

Mountains on Io, Jupiter’s volcanic moon, are formed by a unique geologic mechanism not found elsewhere in the solar system, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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April 12, 2016

The fourth volume of the comprehensive history of the U.S. Geological Survey, Minerals, Lands, and Geology for the Common Defence and General Welfare: Volume 4, 1939‒1961, has been issued as an electronic document.

images from National Water-Quality Tool
April 12, 2016

A new USGS online tool provides graphical summaries of nutrients and sediment levels in rivers and streams across the Nation.

Close up photo of synthetic surrogate eggs in water
April 7, 2016

Laboratory experiments in flowing water using synthetic surrogate Silver Carp eggs demonstrate egg suspension at lower velocities than previously thought, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study.

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March 31, 2016

A new study suggests that the degraded breakdown products of oil-spill contaminants in groundwater could be just as important to monitor as the original contamination itself.

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March 30, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $4 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN).

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March 30, 2016

Scientists studying rare earth and critical elements now have a solid foundation for future research, as detailed in a special volume of the Society of Economic Geologists. This review volume, featuring several papers authored and co-authored by the U.S. Geological Survey, provides a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge for rare earth and critical elements in ore deposits.