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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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...
As droughts rage and aquifers dwindle, people may wonder: Is there enough water to meet all our needs? Landsat satellites are helping to answer that question.
Think glaciers are always slow? Think again!
This week's EarthView is a scorcher!
You'll get washed or blown away by our latest EarthView!
A new study offers hope for cold-water species in the face of climate change. The study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, addresses a longstanding paradox between predictions of widespread extinctions of cold-water species and a general lack of evidence for those extinctions despite decades of recent climate change.