Arizona RSS feed of news related to Arizona en Media Alert: Low-Level Airplane Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Southeastern Arizona;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</strong></p> Fri, 29 Sep 2023 16:58:26 EDT 3eef877a-9a9f-4dbe-998b-94356bcbc90e ( U.S. Geological Survey Tribal Engagement Series: Drought in the Colorado River Basin;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS is bringing together scientists to develop and strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities and Tribal governments. During the coming year, this interdisciplinary team will conduct multiple drought science open houses and listening sessions in locations across the West. </p> Wed, 6 Sep 2023 23:01:12 EDT 535944d6-baa0-4657-ade5-b272796f9394 ( U.S. Geological Survey Sols 3895-3897: Navigating Through the Crater Cluster;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Earth planning date: Friday, July 21, 2023</p> Wed, 26 Jul 2023 12:08:21 EDT 3e4f277d-1e14-4ef5-b128-56f02d78e6aa ( U.S. Geological Survey Elevated Arsenic in Grand Canyon Region Groundwater Sites Likely from Natural Sources;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>About 12% of 230 groundwater sites sampled in the Grand Canyon region over 45 years show arsenic concentrations greater than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Maximum Contaminant Level for drinking water, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.</p> Wed, 14 Jun 2023 14:00:00 EDT 8113f698-e4eb-4a77-a11b-f579a7b72de9 ( U.S. Geological Survey The Geographical Podcast: Can Desertification Be Stopped?;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Dr. Laura Norman was interviewed by Bryony Cottam, Staff Writer for Geographical Magazine - the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society in the UK. </p> Tue, 25 Apr 2023 10:13:23 EDT b1ea3cf2-a305-4488-bd55-5de4eb031821 ( U.S. Geological Survey SBSC’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center Adds Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellite Dish to Historic Grand Canyon Sediment Gaging Station;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Low earth orbit (LEO) satellite telemetry is an emerging technology that shows promise for improving both USGS scientist and stakeholder access to critical water quality and sediment concentration data in Grand Canyon.</p> Fri, 14 Apr 2023 08:30:44 EDT c4bfd52c-c2ff-4228-8d87-c42b24291249 ( U.S. Geological Survey Sols 3798-3799: Digging in to the details;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>NASA's Curiosity rover continues to analyze the Martian surface.</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2023 16:15:52 EDT 943d352e-8ea3-4781-9601-436f43859a3b ( U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geochemistry surveying in Arizona and New Mexico;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>RESTON, Va.<strong> </strong>— The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Arizona Geological Survey and New Mexico Geological Survey are investing about $300,000, to conduct geochemical sampling in copper porphyry systems across the southwest United States.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2023 17:23:03 EST c1e212a0-924c-4dce-b82e-f0288d66afae ( U.S. Geological Survey Tips for Dryland Restoration - Summer 2022;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>IN THIS EDITION: Best wishes to staff moving on, research updates, and we celebrate our work from Fiscal Year 2022.</p> <p>THIS IS A PRODUCT OF THE RESTORATION ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING PROGRAM FOR THE SOUTHWEST (RAMPS).</p> Fri, 14 Oct 2022 15:55:18 EDT 07bbfd48-53af-42d6-9ea4-bdbb8dd059b7 ( U.S. Geological Survey Biden-Harris Administration to map critical mineral potential in southwest United States using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>RESTON, Va.—Through funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are teaming up to map portions of the southwest United States (including parts of California, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah) for critical mineral potential using airborne hyperspectral imaging.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:30:01 EDT 3fd6b0eb-5282-461e-a50a-588b2930b76a ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Works with Partners in 15 Cities to Improve Urban Waterways;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Everyone deserves clean and healthy public waterways. USGS and Urban Waters Federal Partnership are investing ~$4 million to improve our Nation's water systems and help transform degraded urban riverscapes into cleaner, safer green spaces.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2022 13:59:11 EDT d9cda556-039b-4e18-a6bb-f8d4d6dddf2e ( U.S. Geological Survey Ancient methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Around the world, land degradation causes significant loss of biodiversity, impacts food security and water purification. Unsustainable land-use practices, increased population, and climate change further threaten the viability of native plants and wetland species, promote soil erosion, and limit water supplies.</p> Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:00:00 EDT 76cc8abb-351b-4a64-a27f-c63aeba17beb ( U.S. Geological Survey JOB ALERT! Chief, SBSC's Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS Southwest Biological Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona seeks to hire a dynamic and effective leader with a background in river ecosystems research to serve as the Chief of the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center and SBSC’s River Ecosystem Science Branch.</p> Wed, 8 Jun 2022 06:00:00 EDT a2bff6ca-8d6d-4e46-aecf-e780d31d88d8 ( U.S. Geological Survey Twenty-four Years of Data Show Desert Soils Struggle for Survival;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Increasing summertime temperatures in the deserts of the southwest United States may be making it harder for lichens, an important member of the soil community, to survive.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 11:44:10 EDT c2ae2a02-79f4-4104-8ca8-cd52b644bd99 ( U.S. Geological Survey Practice makes better!;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In February, 100 scientists got together to practice coordinating themselves during a pretend volcanic eruption.</p> Mon, 11 Apr 2022 03:00:00 EDT 97c1bb57-c094-49c5-9568-c4b7b41de744 ( U.S. Geological Survey Secretary Haaland Announces Progress Toward Conservation and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors and Habitat Connectivity;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Grants to states and Tribes, new partnerships, and innovative science part of suite of announcements helping to advance wildlife corridor work at the Interior Department</em></p> Thu, 7 Apr 2022 14:30:11 EDT 6f3cda91-b8a7-46fa-b686-952098005a72 ( U.S. Geological Survey Lake Powell’s storage capacity updated for first time since 1986;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>SALT LAKE CITY – A new report released today and compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) provides updated information on Lake Powell’s storage capacity.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 17:49:18 EDT 0a1accd7-6053-4675-854a-118513e070cd ( U.S. Geological Survey "Sky Island Restoration Collaboration" (SIRC) at SERNews and new Documentary;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Sky Island Restoration Cooperative (SIRC) is a bi-national community-based collaboration of government and non-governmental organizations, private landowners, ranchers, students, volunteers, scientists, and restoration practitioners.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2022 10:38:48 EST 678c485c-cc45-45e7-a574-d66c7f902c5a ( U.S. Geological Survey Laura Norman Wins Prestigious USGS Excellence in Leadership Award 2020;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS Excellence in Leadership Award in 2021 was presented to Dr. Laura M. Norman, in recognition of her efforts to connect on-the-ground practitioners, scientists, and land managers to restore watersheds, improve rangeland function, and preserve water resources in the ecosystems of southeastern Arizona. The grassroots group, called the Sky Island Restoration Cooperative (SIRC) collaboration, f</p> Tue, 8 Feb 2022 17:51:42 EST 74316498-bab4-4ff2-ba1a-1427f6a76044 ( U.S. Geological Survey SBSC TRIBAL PARTNERSHIPS;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC) conducts and provides scientific information as part of our mission and Federal Trust Responsibility to strengthen relationships and build partnerships with sovereign tribal nations. Here, we highlight a few examples of projects with tribal partners.</p> Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:53:42 EST ef742426-abaf-4184-b82d-67df6f250034 ( U.S. Geological Survey Rare Landsat Underfly Mobilizes Cal/Val Experts Globally;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>To see an example of the adage “Planning makes perfect,” just take a look at the Landsat 9 underfly. The once-in-a-mission event placed the recently launched Earth-observing satellite in orbit directly below Landsat 8 for several days in the middle of November.</p> Fri, 17 Dec 2021 13:13:26 EST 5e2a7bd9-596c-4e83-9f3b-69269cd64cbd ( U.S. Geological Survey ECOSTRESS Data Reveal Surprising Water Use Patterns Across Post-Fire Arizona Landscapes;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Dr. Helen Poulos spent countless childhood hours wandering the forests of coastal California. On family camping trips through the woodlands, her curiosity piqued: How did these forests emerge? When they change, seasonally or otherwise, why do those changes occur the way they do? </p> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 09:49:02 EST fc893ce4-3fa3-4324-9ec9-9a8562a088a9 ( U.S. Geological Survey Uranium in Grand Canyon Region Groundwater Mostly Complies with Federal Health Standards;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Nearly 95% of samples collected from 206 locations over 40 years show uranium concentrations less than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Maximum Contaminant Level for drinking water, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.</p> Tue, 16 Nov 2021 10:02:16 EST 9019e862-fe5e-4174-bc77-e62acca68c30 ( U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Flow to Colorado River May Decline by a Third over Next 30 Years;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new study projects that a hot and dry future climate may lead to a 29% decline in Upper Colorado River Basin “baseflow” at the basin outlet by the 2050s, affecting both people and ecosystems.</p> Thu, 28 Oct 2021 11:30:00 EDT f770984a-04d4-487c-9fb4-fb85a201bfd3 ( U.S. Geological Survey Ecological Drought Forecast Tool for Drylands;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>New Tool Aids in Land Treatment Planning</strong></p> <p>Weather impacts the effectiveness of land treatments. This is especially true in drylands of the Western U.S. where plant survival is heavily influenced by the combination of temperature and soil moisture.</p> Wed, 22 Sep 2021 04:15:00 EDT 70a88452-97b1-4eb7-a5ed-aa1e1e86a6ae ( U.S. Geological Survey Large Decreases in Upper Colorado River Salinity Since 1929;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Salinity levels in the Upper Colorado River Basin, which covers portions of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, have steadily decreased since 1929, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study analyzing decades of water-quality measurements.</p> Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:00:00 EDT 5eb196a0-af22-41e9-89f2-848fc2173eb9 ( U.S. Geological Survey Media Advisory: A Jaguar’s Field of Dreams – Live Online Public Lecture;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey public lecture series is back and virtual. News reporters are invited to attend to learn how USGS scientists are helping protect one of the only jaguars that lives in the U.S.</p> Wed, 24 Mar 2021 06:00:00 EDT 45314157-ff94-4130-861f-e89344744d69 ( 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 TNMCorps Mapping Challenge Summary Results for Fire Stations in CA NV AZ;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Summary statistics are now available for this challenge. Thanks again to everyone who contributed!</p> Wed, 3 Mar 2021 05:30:00 EST 4d5253ca-f293-4f7a-80b8-ae423073e0bb ( U.S. Geological Survey FINISHED!! TNMCorps Mapping Challenge for Fire Stations in CA, NV & AZ;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>This challenge is now complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed!</p> Thu, 18 Feb 2021 04:00:00 EST 56c36013-2be5-4ea6-9ced-6b4a2872cd43 ( U.S. Geological Survey