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Date published: January 22, 2015

New Kupferschiefer Copper Assessment Available

SPOKANE, Wash. — In cooperation with the Polish Geological Institute — National Research Institute, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have published a new assessment of copper resources in Poland and Germany. This investigation is part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Global Mineral Resource Assessment.

Date published: January 22, 2015

USGS Groundwater Toolbox: A New Way to Analyze Hydrologic Data

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a convenient and informative new method for the analysis of groundwater and surface-water hydrologic data called the Groundwater (GW) Toolbox.

Date published: April 18, 2014

USGS Webinar: Using The National Map Services to Enable your Web and Mobile Mapping Efforts

Are you a developer, firm, or organization using mobile or web applications to enable your users?  The USGS has publicly available geospatial services and data to help you!  

Date published: December 13, 2013

AmericaView Wins Major Competitive Grant from USGS

AmericaView, a university-led, state-based consortium designed to promote remote sensing science and technology, was awarded a nearly $1 million National Land Remote Sensing Education Outreach and Research Activity grant by the U.S. Geological Survey this week through a competitive process. Administered by the USGS Land Remote Sensing Program, the grant has renewable options for up to five years.

Date published: November 25, 2013

Landsat Public Meeting Notice: Sustainable Land Imaging Users Forum, Dec. 4

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and NASA will host a public meeting on December 4 in which both agencies will provide details about how user needs will be assessed to help inform NASA's Sustainable Land Imaging Program. User requirements will be a key consideration in the design and implementation of future space-borne systems that are intended to provide global, continuous Landsat-...

Date published: November 25, 2013

Water Watch for Electric Energy Production

For the first time since 1995 the U.S. Geological Survey will reinstate reporting the amount of water consumed in the production of thermoelectric power.

Date published: September 24, 2013

New USGS Tool Expedites Assessment of Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifer Systems

The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a hydrologic modeling tool that will aid planning for water-supply sustainability and preparing for the potential impacts of climate change in regional coastal aquifer systems.

Date published: September 24, 2013

Atomic Weights Changed for Nineteen Chemical Elements

The standard atomic weights of nineteen elements have been changed as the result of cooperative research supported by the U.S. Geological Survey and theInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The new values were announced at the August 2013 meeting of the IUPAC Commission on Atomic Weights and Isotopic Abundances held in Gebze, Turkey. 

Date published: September 20, 2013

USGS Receives International Endorsement for Geologic Carbon Sequestration Methodology

The USGS methodology for assessing carbon dioxide (CO2) storage potential for geologic carbon sequestration was endorsed as a best practice for a country-wide storage potential assessment by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Date published: September 19, 2013

New USGS Approach Identifies Priorities for Ambient Water and Sediment Quality Monitoring

Features Tiered Chemical Prioritization, Focuses on Human and Aquatic Health

Date published: September 10, 2013

Assessing the Gaps in Streamflow Information

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey evaluates how well the USGS streamgage network meets needs for streamflow information by assessing the ability of the network to produce various streamflow statistics at locations that have streamgages (gaged) and that do not have streamgages (ungaged).

Date published: September 4, 2013

Disinfection of Energy Wastewater Can Lead to Toxic Byproducts

Wastewater treatment plants that process waters from oil and gas development were found to discharge elevated levels of toxic chemicals known as brominated disinfection byproducts, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.