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USGS
May 6, 2010

Large amounts of nitrogen are stored in the soils of agricultural areas in Nebraska and Maryland, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Once in the soil, nitrogen can be converted to nitrate, which can readily move to groundwater.

USGS
April 12, 2010

At the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, April 14-18, in Washington, DC, more than 80 USGS scientists will make presentations on topics ranging from advances in digital mapping to spatial analysis of risk management, from remote sensing of drought to historical land use. The conference is the world's largest gathering of geographers.

USGS
March 30, 2010

Our nation’s fish and wildlife are expected to be significantly impacted now and in the future as the climate continues to fluctuate.

USGS
March 24, 2010

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will award up to $7 million in grants and cooperative agreements for earthquake research in 2011.

USGS
March 8, 2010

Groundwater supplies a majority of the nation’s community water systems and almost half of its irrigation, but there is currently no system that can provide a nationwide assessment and evaluation of the conditions, availability or water-quality trends of the country’s groundwater resources. To respond to the need for better knowledge of this valuable resource, five pilot projects have

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February 25, 2010

The new U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center should be a conduit between climate science and fish and wildlife management, according to a preliminary report released today from a group of nearly 200 representatives from state and federal agencies, academia and nongovernmental organizations.

USGS
February 16, 2010

U.S. also Increasingly Dependent on Foreign Sources for Minerals

USGS
January 28, 2010

A one-stop source for biogeographic information collected from U.S. waters and oceanic regions is now available from the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Program.

USGS
January 28, 2010

A new global data access program will help scientists deal with the ever-increasing amount of information they must access to understand Earth’s living and nonliving systems.

USGS
January 27, 2010

The U.S. Geological Survey is bringing its broad scientific understanding of the Mississippi Delta to bear on a similar river delta a half a world away, the Mekong River Delta of southeast Asia. 

USGS
January 25, 2010

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) sponsored a workshop on volunteered geographic information January 12-13, 2010 in Herndon, Va. The workshop explored how citizen mapmakers might contribute to The National Map, the USGS source for topographic information for the nation.

USGS
January 22, 2010

An estimated 513 billion barrels of technically recoverable heavy oil are in Venezuela’s Orinoco Oil Belt.