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Deciphering Nature's Seismograph: How Sediments Record Past Earthquakes and Inform Future Hazard Assessments

People have been recording seismic activity for centuries. To assemble a detailed earthquake history of an area and understand how faults may behave in the future, however, scientists need to go further back in time—from several hundred to many thousands of years ago.

Inland Fisheries Across the World: Assessing the State of Freshwater Aquatic Resources

Inland fisheries represent 12% of total global fishery production, provide accessible and affordable high-quality protein to some of the world's most vulnerable populations, and lack the traditional assessment processes necessary for estimating harvest potential. This project aimed to develop a scalable framework to assess the current and future status of inland fisheries worldwide. 

2018 Nor’easter Storm Events in Coastal New England

Dashboard presenting nor’easter storm events in coastal New England in January and March 2018.

January and March 2018 Nor'easters

Geonarrative about flood documentation and mapping of two large storm events in coastal Massachusetts.

Chronic Wasting Disease Research by the U.S. Geological Survey & Partners

The USGS, the science bureau of the Department of the Interior, conducts wildlife disease surveillance and research to support management of affected species and their habitats. Here you will find information on USGS science addressing Chronic Wasting Disease across the Nation.

Building a Cloud Forest From the Ground Up

California's Channel Islands were once home to cloud forests, but this unique ecosystem was lost. USGS & partners are bringing them back.

Our Coast Our Future

Our Coast, Our Future is a partnership between Point Blue Conservation Science and USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, and was collaboratively developed with many local, state, and federal stakeholders. It is the platform for data visualization, synthesis, and download of all output products from the USGS Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS).

Gas Hydrate in Nature

This geonarrative combines the text and imagery of USGS Fact Sheet 3080 with additional supporting imagery. Except for headings used to organize the text in the geonarrative and an updated name for the coastal and marine program at the USGS, the text is exactly the same as USGS Fact Sheet 3080, with an updated timeline diagram.

USGS Gas Hydrates Project

This geonarrative combines the text and imagery of USGS Fact Sheet 3079 with additional supporting imagery. Except for (a) headings used to organize the text in the geonarrative, (b) an additional reference to support an image included in the geonarrative, and (c) the updated program name for the coastal and marine component of the USGS, the text is the same as that of USGS Fact Sheet 3079. 

Climate Research & Development Program - 2020 Year in Review

Geonarrative that includes summaries of research highlights from the USGS Climate Research & Development Program during 2020. 

Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in the Chesapeake

Findings from US Geological Survey studies on sources, occurrence, effects and risk of contaminants throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

2020-2021 Alaska Peninsula Earthquake Sequence

A summary of the earthquake sequence in the Alaska Peninsula during 2020 and 2021. On 29 July 2021, a magnitude (M) 8.2 earthquake occurred southeast of Perryville, Alaska, (south of the Alaska Peninsula). This event was preceded in 2020 by two nearby earthquakes. The first was a M7.8 earthquake (22 July 2020), followed three months later by a M7.6 earthquake (19 October 2020).