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Date published: June 17, 2016

USGS Uses Science Diplomacy and Collaboration to Advance Precipitation Monitoring in Cuba

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. 

Date published: June 13, 2016

Designing Mortality Monitoring at Solar Facilities

Addressing a need for wildlife monitoring at solar power facilities

Date published: June 2, 2016

USGS Online Mapper Provides a Decadal Look at Groundwater Quality

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

Date published: May 25, 2016

Arctic Spatial Data Pilot Project Proposals Announced

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.

Date published: May 23, 2016

New Tool Aims to Help Balance Supply and Demand of Water Resources

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

Date published: May 19, 2016

Understanding How Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Creates Mountains

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.

Date published: April 12, 2016

USGS Continues to Write History

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.

Date published: April 12, 2016

New Online Tool Tracks Water Quality in the Nation’s Rivers and Streams

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

Date published: April 7, 2016

Asian Carp Eggs Remain in Suspension at Lower Velocities than Previously Thought

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.

Date published: March 31, 2016

Crude Oil Byproducts in Groundwater Plumes

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.

Date published: March 30, 2016

Technical Announcement: USGS Seeks National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Proposals 2016 Round II

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).

Date published: March 30, 2016

Special Review and Webinar Showcase Critical Minerals Research at USGS

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.