Nebraska RSS feed of news related to Nebraska en Media Alert: The USGS is calling all dead butterflies and moths in six states;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>LAWRENCE, Kan. </strong>— You read that right.</p> Thu, 20 Jul 2023 08:00:17 EDT 3f29601f-95d7-4675-a46b-d08461b592e7 ( U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: The USGS and agencies from four states announce low-level airplane flights in the Central Great Plains;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</em></p> Wed, 10 May 2023 13:01:12 EDT f572c616-5e57-4449-af23-fac883595ee3 ( U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supports critical-minerals research in central Great Plains;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>RESTON, Va. </strong>— The U.S. Geological Survey announced today that, thanks to substantial funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it will invest about $3.2 million to collect a large swath of geophysical data focusing on critical-mineral resources in parts of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:25:00 EDT b3d9382e-6ada-46af-8fcb-3cecfb7702ed ( U.S. Geological Survey New Report Highlights Declining Sagebrush Ecosystem, Provides Foundation for Next Generation of Conservation and Management;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Fort Collins, CO –</strong> Considered one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the world and home to mule deer, pronghorn, sage-grouse, pygmy rabbits and more than 350 other species of conservation concern, the sagebrush ecosystem continues to shrink rapidly due to a host of growing threats, according to a new scientific report.</p> Wed, 17 Mar 2021 04:30:00 EDT 9c09b036-4d9e-4a01-9b41-9389cd254400 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Updates Mineral Database with Niobium Deposits in the United States;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has updated its <strong>USMIN Mineral Deposit Database</strong> (USMIN) for the mineral commodity niobium, one of 35 mineral commodities declared critical by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Sites in this dataset occur in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Texas.</p> Tue, 16 Feb 2021 07:00:00 EST 1d458dde-64c7-49bc-bb2a-3d85cd80f9e9 ( U.S. Geological Survey TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for City / Town Halls in NE & WY;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!</p> Thu, 14 Jan 2021 03:15:00 EST 2e8169ad-16a8-4807-a102-98bacab77f1b ( U.S. Geological Survey FINISHED!! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in NE & WY;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!</p> Thu, 7 Jan 2021 03:45:00 EST f9508bc1-5dd6-4044-a530-d3024d9dd164 ( U.S. Geological Survey Mapping Challenge Update (12/23/20): City / Town Halls in NE & WY;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This challenge is mostly complete with a few more points added since last week. See our spatial analyses for tips on remaining communities. </p> Wed, 23 Dec 2020 03:45:00 EST 3d569ebe-b1f9-4e1d-a7a5-f0c5a7773ab7 ( U.S. Geological Survey Mapping Challenge Update (12/17/20): City / Town Halls in NE & WY;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This challenge is moving along nicely with another 30 points added since last week! We performed a spatial analysis to help identify which communities remain.</p> Thu, 17 Dec 2020 03:30:00 EST fba0a586-5781-40dc-967e-8f287d682448 ( U.S. Geological Survey Mapping Challenge Update (12/10/20): City / Town Halls in NE & WY;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Volunteers added over 90 points since this challenge was launched - <em>SPECTACULAR! </em> </p> Thu, 10 Dec 2020 03:30:00 EST e1d0dc4f-ab1f-4af3-ba72-65c373106323 ( U.S. Geological Survey NEW TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for City / Town Halls in NE & WY!;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>TNMCorps Mapping Challenges shift to the Midwest with a new challenge for city/town halls in Nebraska and Wyoming!</p> Thu, 3 Dec 2020 04:45:00 EST 063579d0-b13a-449c-88d8-bacb768c2ab5 ( U.S. Geological Survey Assessment of Mercury Bioaccumulation in US National Parks Using Citizen Science;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><br />A team of federal, academic, and NGO researchers conducted a national-scale assessment of mercury bioaccumulation in aquatic ecosystems using dragonfly larvae as biosentinels.</p> Tue, 21 Jul 2020 04:00:00 EDT d4021ee3-142e-4845-9499-c4d971b14c7f ( U.S. Geological Survey President Proposes $971.2 Million FY 2021 Budget for USGS;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Budget Focuses on Bringing Science, Facilities, and Infrastructure into the 21st Century</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 06:30:00 EST 2bd88aba-6c23-447c-ab63-ac47fa9f6700 ( U.S. Geological Survey Media Advisory: USGS Measures Record Flooding Across Nebraska;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Reporters:</strong> Do you want to accompany a USGS field crew as they measure flood impacts? Please contact Marisa Lubeck or Jason Lambrecht to coordinate.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:00:00 EDT 4bae3c7e-eceb-4261-9bb9-7caf118fcd8a ( U.S. Geological Survey Reservoir Sediment Can be Used as Fracking Proppant;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Instead of requiring costly dredging to remove sediment buildup behind water reservoirs and diversions, sediment from reservoirs in the Missouri River Basin could actually be used as fracking proppant feedstock, also known as frac sand, according to a recently published U.S. Geological Survey study. </p> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 03:45:00 EST ac217eda-b15f-4059-8457-1b99166ecacc ( U.S. Geological Survey Stitching Together the New Digital Geologic Quilt of the United States;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A carbonatite here, a glacial moraine there, a zig-zagging fault or two, even a behemoth of a batholith. The geology of the 50 States is an enormous patchwork of varied forms, beautiful in their variance but challenging to present as a single map.</p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EDT 49e7b905-e7e0-4453-9128-6fd3e8acbb22 ( U.S. Geological Survey High Flows in North-Central and Northeast Nebraska;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Recent storms in north-central and northeast Nebraska have caused high flows in several rivers, streams and creeks. </p> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:45:00 EDT e7879356-ee15-4b1c-a9be-7767a9fcf1dd ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS: High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels Continue to Decline;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains aquifer. The report presents water-level change data in the aquifer for two separate periods: from 1950 – the time prior to significant groundwater irrigation development – to 2015, and from 2013 to 2015.</p> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:15:00 EDT 1fc3e3d6-159d-47f2-9510-36e63ba2a22f ( U.S. Geological Survey A Fresh Look at Old Data Sheds Light on Central U.S. Quake Origins and Potential;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Small variations in the density of the earth’s crust—undetectable to humans without sensitive instruments—influence where earthquakes may occur in the central United States. These new findings from the U.S. Geological Survey, published today in Nature Communications, may allow scientists to map where future seismicity in the center of the country is most likely.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST d4a6d55a-8d49-499a-a325-90aefb940ce9 ( U.S. Geological Survey New USGS Map of High Plains Aquifer Represents Conditions After Enacting Changes To Agricultural Management Practices;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Water-level changes from 2002 to 2015 were examined in wells screened in the High Plains aquifer within the Republican River Basin and the results are now available in a new U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:30:00 EST f875e601-2c07-4f50-9c3a-b6b82ecd60f3 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Releases First Tool Since 1980s Assessing Water Availability in Northern High Plains Aquifer;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new U.S. Geological Survey publication and model can be applied by multiple entities to better understand flow, quantity, sources and sinks of groundwater in the Northern High Plains Aquifer, which covers approximately 100,000 square miles across Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.</p> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:30:00 EST c349bd37-c7f8-48f3-80ff-6b408806468a ( U.S. Geological Survey Common Insecticide Identified in Midwestern Streams;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Bifenthrin combats pests, but may harm aquatic ecosystems</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 04:30:00 EDT 21be243b-2cdf-4ff9-8f86-322b50647c4f ( U.S. Geological Survey Hot off the Press! Great Balls of Fire!;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in partnership with the Nebraska Intelligent MoBile Unmanned Systems Lab (NIMBUS) and the Applied Complex Adaptive Systems Lab have designed a drone prototype that drops balls filled with combustible material that ignites fire as part of prescribed fire management.</p> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:30:00 EDT Anonymous 0aa60f25-5957-435a-8007-9dbe17cc9fce (Anonymous) U.S. Geological Survey Rainfall Following Drought Linked to Historic Nitrate Levels in Some Midwest Streams in 2013;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Highest concentrations found in Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois. </p> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 07:30:00 EDT 334c3732-2f3a-447b-876d-dfc9285ad6e5 ( U.S. Geological Survey New Science Challenges Old Assumptions about Harmful Algal Blooms;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>First-of-its-kind survey shows that algal toxins are found nationwide</p> Tue, 31 May 2016 06:00:00 EDT a31b24fa-fb5a-4d35-a74d-b55179d791b5 ( U.S. Geological Survey New Remote Sensing Handbook Published;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news A newly published, three-volume “Remote Sensing Handbook” is a comprehensive coverage of all remote sensing topics written by over 300 leading global experts. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 07:20:51 EST 86ed195f-12c4-494b-aeee-1555c10be23a ( U.S. Geological Survey US Topo Maps Reach Milestone;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news With the release of new US Topo maps for Illinois and South Dakota, the USGS has completed the second, three-year cycle of revising and updating electronic US Topo quadrangles. This means that since late 2009, the USGS has published nearly every map in the conterminous U.S., twice. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:00:00 EST 611fd614-16c4-4e6a-adab-186b09962fa7 ( U.S. Geological Survey New Evidence Shows Endangered Pallid Sturgeon Spawned in Lower Missouri River;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news Three tiny fish larvae that were captured by U.S. Geological Survey scientists in May 2014 have just been confirmed to be pallid sturgeon. These new genetic identifications add to mounting evidence that critically endangered pallid sturgeon spawned successfully in the Lower Missouri River downstream of Gavins Point Dam, South Dakota. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 EDT ea60c528-0125-4ccd-926e-b3e39496352f ( U.S. Geological Survey Científicos ponen a prueba los teléfonos móviles inteligentes para la advertencia de terremotos;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news MENLO PARK, California — Los teléfonos móviles y otros dispositivos electrónicos personales podrían ayudar en las regiones donde se encuentran en uso generalizado, y pueden funcionar como sistemas de alerta para terremotos mayor según la nueva investigación científica recien publicada. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:15:00 EDT f225acc2-bc5c-4f4d-b2d7-a21168751422 ( U.S. Geological Survey Researchers Test Smartphones for Earthquake Warning;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news MENLO PARK, Calif.— Smartphones and other personal electronic devices could, in regions where they are in widespread use, function as early warning systems for large earthquakes according to newly reported research. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:15:00 EDT 836a4d85-23b5-49a5-a539-a39365e2723d ( U.S. Geological Survey