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Explore Natural Hazards Science

The Earth is a very dynamic and powerful place where natural hazards can quickly become disasters that threaten society. The USGS monitors and studies...

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Hurricanes can spread invasive species if they survive the ride

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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Tribal and First Nation Partners from New England and New York Participate in a Clean Water Act Training

All U.S. government agencies must fulfill the Federal trust responsibility of protecting and supporting the people, property, and self-government of...

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New Research Verifies Invasive Tegu Lizards Adaptable to Various Climates

Invasive tegu lizards from South America are currently established in four locations in Florida and negatively impact native, ground-nesting animals...

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Environmental DNA Research Sheds Light on Invasive Species

USGS Science is Refining eDNA Techniques and Developing New Applications 

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Northern Spotted Owl Still Fights for Survival

Three studies highlight how the interactions between northern spotted owl and the invasive barred owl are intertwined. 

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Ecological Drought Forecast Tool for Drylands

New Tool Aids in Land Treatment Planning

Weather impacts the effectiveness of land treatments. This is especially true in drylands of the Western U...

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Fort Collins Science Center Ecologists Share Expertise on Invasive Species

Research Ecologists Amy Yackel Adams and Andrea Currylow present “Invasive Reptiles: Lizards, Treesnakes, and Burmese Pythons, Oh My!” lecture

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Media Availability: Study of Invasive Carp Deterrent Underway in Keokuk

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center will be available on June 3 for in-person...

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Pet Stores in 21 States

A citizen’s report of an invasive zebra mussel found in an aquarium moss package found in a pet store prompted a U.S. Geological Survey expert on...

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Media Advisory: Study of Asian Carp Deterrent Begins in January

Reporters: Do you want to interview USGS scientists about the project? Please contact Randy Hines or Marisa Lubeck.

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Fort Collins Science Center Ecologist Interviewed for National Geographic, NPR

Research ecologist Dr. Amy Yackel Adams was recently interviewed on the invasive tegu lizard for National Geographic and NPR’s Here & Now. 

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