Linking Atmospheric Rivers to Wildfire Patterns in the Southwest
A new dataset and publication examine a meteorological phenomenon known as an atmospheric river and its role in wildfire patterns.Learn More
Paleoclimate science - its principles and importance to society
Biological proxies such as diatoms, foraminifers, ostracodes, and pollen allow scientists to make inferences about climate conditions in the past.Learn More
Climate and Land Use Change
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Think breaking up is hard to do? Not for ice in the Beaufort Sea in this week’s EarthView...
The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers have been awarded honorable mention for the inaugural Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources for their outstanding work in raising awareness and addressing the impacts of climate change on the nation’s valuable natural resources.
Colorado demonstrates responsive, action-oriented approach to climate change, gains national attention with award.
This week’s Earthview is of the Brazos River Flood...
Fate of Alaska's large carbon reserves could affect greenhouse gas concentration.
From the Fort McMurray wildfire, our EarthView turns now to flooding in Sri Lanka...
This week’s EarthView is of the Fort McMurray wildfire again, this time showing the extent of the wildfire...
See the Fort McMurray wildfire in Landsat's infrared in this week’s EarthView
The U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the success of three distinguished researchers who are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award is the highest recognition granted by the United States government to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.
USGS wishes to honor all mothers, of all species. Many of our research findings have and are shedding light on the lives of non-human moms.
Rising lake levels in lakes known for iguanas and crocodiles
After 30 years, it's still a hot topic...