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

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

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

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 

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 

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.

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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New Data Access Tool Offers Faster, More User-Friendly Landsat Experience

New Data Access Tool Offers Faster, More User-Friendly Landsat Experience

LandsatLook 2.0 Viewer Optimized for Users of Commercial Cloud

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Global Mineral Science Data Portal Unveiled by International Partnership

Global Mineral Science Data Portal Unveiled by International Partnership

Geoscience Australia, the Geological Survey of Canada, and the U.S. Geological Survey have released a new online portal and the world’s largest...

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2021 3D Elevation Program Lidar Partnerships Selected

2021 3D Elevation Program Lidar Partnerships Selected

The USGS has announced the first round of recipients of the 2021 partnership awards  for the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP).

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USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 grants on earthquake hazards science and is...

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Gallium Deposits in the United States

USGS Updates Mineral Database with Gallium Deposits in the United States

In the latest database update based on the Critical Minerals List, the USGS has added Gallium to USMIN.

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New National Geospatial Technical Operations Center Director Announced

New National Geospatial Technical Operations Center Director Announced

The U.S. Geological Survey is pleased to announce that David Brostuen has been selected as Director of the USGS National Geospatial Technical...

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