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USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

Applications due May 29, 2019

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Online Tool Illustrates Groundwater Resources in Texas Panhandle

An interactive viewer to visualize groundwater resources in Gaines, Terry and Yoakum Counties, Texas, is now available from the U.S. Geological Survey...

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New Species Habitat Distribution Maps Now Support Conservation Planning at a National Scale

A new dataset of habitat distribution for terrestrial vertebrate species in the conterminous United States is now available from the USGS.

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A Comparison of Fire Potential Index Rasters

The purpose of this study is to make a quantitative comparison of Fire Potential Index (fpi) rasters created by identical processes and on coincident...

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USGS 3DEP Lidar Point Cloud Now Available as Amazon Public Dataset

The USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is excited to announce the availability of a new way to access and process lidar point cloud data from the 3DEP...

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Design of Private Wells Can Lead to Safer Drinking Water in Minnesota

Minnesota well drillers and landowners will now have new tools to help predict arsenic concentrations in drinking water when building domestic water...

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USGS Topo Base Map Refreshed and Other Updates

The “USGS Topo Base Map” service named “USGS Topo” has been refreshed with new data and design changes. In addition, several of the “Data Availability...

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Midwest US: What’s in Your Stream? Get Online to Find Out!

An online interactive tool for learning about pesticides, nutrients, and the overall health of Midwest streams is now available from the U.S...

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FY19 U.S. Geological Survey Broad Agency Announcement for 3D Elevation Program Released

Partnership opportunities for the acquisition of lidar data issued.

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USGS EDMAP Program – Call for Proposals

Calling all geoscience faculty conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on...

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USGS Seeks National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Proposals for 2019

The U.S. Geological Survey will award up to $2 million in cooperative agreements to support participation in the National Ground-Water Monitoring...

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USGS announces awards for 2018 earthquake monitoring and research in the United States

The U.S Geological Survey announces that the agency has awarded more than $20 million in 2018 for earthquake monitoring and applied research.  

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