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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Graphite Deposits in the United States

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has updated the U.S. Mineral Deposit Database (USMIN) to include 10 sites with historical graphite production or...

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On Demand Custom Topographic Maps

The U.S. Geological Survey continues to advance the topographic map with on-demand custom mapping.

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USGS Opens Door to Landsat 9 Data

The U.S. Geological Survey will make Landsat 9 data available from the Landsat archive beginning February 10, 2022. 

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2022 Lidar Partnership Awards Announced

The USGS has recommended 18 proposals in 12 states for lidar partnership awards. These projects are expected to add nearly 135,000 square miles of...

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HydroAdd – Linking Water Data to the Stream Network Has Never Been Easier

Users can now easily give their water data the equivalent of a street address on the stream network thanks to the new web-based USGS Hydrography...

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U.S. Departments of Energy and Interior Partner to Explore Potential for Geologic Carbon Storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy...

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USGS and Rio Tinto Partner to Survey for Critical Minerals in Southwest Montana

A new partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the science agency for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Rio Tinto, a leading...

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FY22 U.S. Geological Survey Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program Released

The USGS has issued the Fiscal Year 2022 Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the 3D Elevation Program. Partnership opportunities for the acquisition...

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Analysis of Updated USGS Database Finds Increase in America’s Lands and Waters Managed for Biodiversity

The analysis was made possible by PAD-US 2.1, the most complete geospatial database of U.S. parks and protected areas ever assembled

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The Unexpected Activity of Frozen Soils: New USGS Research Discovers Permafrost and Frozen Winter Soils May Be More Alive than Previously Thought 

Newly published research indicates permafrost, or seasonally frozen, soils may be an overlooked source of greenhouse gases (GHG) prior to complete...

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Down to Earth: Complexities of Geology Affect Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Hazard 

Geoelectric hazards generated by a nuclear explosion at the outer edge of Earth’s atmosphere can be strongly affected by the electrical conductivity...

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New Land Cover Maps Capture Nearly Two Decades of Change Across the U.S.

The U.S. Geological Survey recently released updated land cover maps for the conterminous United States that depict 18 years of change to the Nation’s...

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