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Date published: April 18, 2017

Deadly Deer Disease Expected to Grow Rapidly and Spread in Wisconsin

A new tool, which predicted the recent, rapid growth and continued spread of chronic wasting disease in deer, can help forecast and manage other costly biological threats to humans, animals and the environment, according to a recently published U.S. Geological Survey study.

Date published: April 14, 2017

Freshwater Ecosystems are an Important Part of the Alaskan Carbon Cycle

While freshwater ecosystems cover only a small amount of the land surface in Alaska, they transport and emit a significant amount of carbon, according to new U.S. Geological Survey research. An invited feature article for Ecological Applications provides the first-ever major aquatic carbon flux assessment for the entire state. Carbon flux refers to the rate of carbon transfer between pools.

Date published: March 30, 2017

Online Training on Using The National Map Products and Services

More than two dozen short videos on mastering USGS geospatial tools now available

Date published: March 28, 2017

USGS Seeks Earthquake Hazards Research Proposals

The USGS is currently soliciting project proposals for 2018 grants on earthquake hazards science. 

Date published: March 27, 2017

New Hydro Map Service Available

The U.S. Geological Survey releases a new tile cached map service for hydrography

Date published: March 24, 2017

New “Landsat Collections” Help Facilitate Land Change Science

Access to consistent high-quality images to study changes on Earth’s surface is getting easier. The USGS Landsat standard (Level-1) product inventory is now structured by data quality and offers improved calibration. Data designated as Tier 1 provide the highest accuracy and can be reliably used to analyze changes to Earth’s surface over time.

Date published: March 14, 2017

2017 Doug D. Nebert NSDI Champion of the Year Award

Calling for nominations to honor outstanding accomplishments to the spatial data infrastructure mission of the Department of Interior

Date published: March 14, 2017

2017 Lidar Partnership Awards Announced

Collaboration funding continues to move the 3D Elevation Program forward

Date published: March 8, 2017

Understanding Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Water Storage Option in the Pojoaque River Basin

In order to provide long-term storage of diverted surface water from the Rio Grande as part of the Aamodt water rights settlement, managed aquifer recharge by surface infiltration in Pojoaque River Basin arroyos was proposed as an option.

Date published: March 7, 2017

Worth the Weight: New Table Aims to Clarify Variable Atomic Weight Values

The new table includes both standard and conventional atomic weights values to clarify that many atomic weights have natural variation and to provide single values for chemical education use

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 6, 2017

Arctic SDI Pilot Demonstration

Geospatial data – a tool for better informed decisions and more efficient administration of the Arctic.

Date published: February 27, 2017

Successful Maneuver Spells Beginning of the End for Landsat 7

On Tuesday, February 7, Landsat 7’s Flight Operations Team fired the spacecraft’s 1-pound thrusters for about 13 minutes. After a pause of about 7½ hours, the thrusters fired a second time for about 13 minutes.This was the last such maneuver for Landsat 7 and the beginning of the end for the satellite, which has provided images of the earth’s changing resources for more than 17 years.