Geology RSS feed of news related to Geology https://www.usgs.gov/ en NIBI, the USGS National Index of Borehole Information, Is Now Available https://www.usgs.gov/programs/national-geological-and-geophysical-data-preservation-program/news/nibi-usgs-national?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>NIBI, the USGS National Index of Borehole Information, Is Now Available</strong> </p> Fri, 29 Sep 2023 11:07:47 EDT jhoney@usgs.gov 5c0dc76a-ac79-4901-a311-a1c4a9ece3b9 jhoney@usgs.gov (jhoney@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Using Petroleum Reservoirs to Store Carbon https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/using-petroleum-reservoirs-store-carbon?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Can the very reservoirs where petroleum was produced be used to store carbon? The USGS went to find out!</p> Wed, 27 Sep 2023 07:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov a19e0cc6-922b-45e2-9953-e675eb9349f0 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-Level Helicopter Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Idaho and Montana https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-level-helicopter-flights-image-geology-over-parts-idaho-and?utm_source=comms&amp;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, 22 Sep 2023 16:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov fab0ba22-789a-424d-91ac-b7dfe74cb16b apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-Level Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Northwestern New York https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-level-flights-image-geology-over-parts-northwestern-new?utm_source=comms&amp;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, 22 Sep 2023 09:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 5c0a701f-0990-481d-9cae-b5c59105711c apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Biden-Harris Administration & New York State Geological Survey invest $500,000 to map geology in northwestern New York https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/biden-harris-administration-new-york-state-geological-survey-invest?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>RESTON, Va.</strong> — The U.S. Geological Survey will invest $500,000 to map geology and critical mineral resources in New York in partnership with the New York State Geological Survey.</p> Fri, 22 Sep 2023 09:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov ef19246b-0a0c-4464-9292-87b1f812bc96 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey GEMSC Quarterly Newsletter: Recent Issue and Archive https://www.usgs.gov/centers/geology-energy-and-minerals-science-center/news/gemsc-quarterly-newsletter-recent-issue-and?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS Geology, Energy &amp; Minerals Science Center Quarterly Newsletter highlights the science that we are conducting within our Center on energy and mineral resources and environmental issues. The newsletter provides a platform for connecting with stakeholders, advertising open career and volunteer positions within the GEMSC, and to announce potential research funding or collaborations.</p> Fri, 15 Sep 2023 11:58:47 EDT emorriss@usgs.gov 971d02a1-bab7-4979-9be9-1152b5977864 emorriss@usgs.gov (emorriss@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Make Your Benchmark: Join the Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/make-your-benchmark-join-mendenhall-research-fellowship-program?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>For more than 144 years, the USGS has built its reputation on providing the finest Earth science regarding the United States for decision-makers, land managers and the public. From bedrock foundational science to cutting-edge innovations, USGS scientists have been at the forefront of research into the environment, natural resources, natural hazards and mapping needs of the country. </p> Wed, 13 Sep 2023 03:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 6c90278e-a693-40b4-aec3-af4852254d7e apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Support Critical Minerals, Hurricane Resiliency Through New Federal-State Mapping Efforts in Alabama and Florida https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-support-critical-minerals-hurricane?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>RESTON, Va.</strong> — The USGS will invest more than $5 million to map both critical minerals and mineral resources important to hurricane resiliency in Alabama and Florida in partnership with the Geological Survey of Alabama and the Florida Geological Survey.  </p> Mon, 11 Sep 2023 12:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov b840d46a-6e3e-43db-80e0-89929bbea13c apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-Level Helicopter Flights to Image Geology Over Parts of Southwestern Colorado https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-level-helicopter-flights-image-geology-over-parts?utm_source=comms&amp;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> Thu, 24 Aug 2023 12:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov a322b058-bdb4-49c1-9c6e-e4b30fe9d2de apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Australia, Canada and US Unify Critical Minerals Data https://www.usgs.gov/news/technical-announcement/australia-canada-and-us-unify-critical-minerals-data?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released a <strong>compilation</strong> of national-scale geological, geophysical and mineral resource datasets from Australia, Canada and the US through a collaboration between the three countries’ federal geological surveys.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2023 16:47:01 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov e0daa061-7783-4d88-8a2e-2c32af0bbc76 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: The WSGS and USGS announce low-level helicopter flights near Laramie, Wyoming https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-wsgs-and-usgs-announce-low-level-helicopter-flights-near-0?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Scientists with the Wyoming State Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey are partnering to image geology using airborne geophysical technology.</p> Fri, 11 Aug 2023 13:49:45 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 5cf20bba-85c6-4792-a230-6bf9a8af4053 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Researcher Rose Palermo receives prestigious award from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution https://www.usgs.gov/centers/spcmsc/news/usgs-mendenhall-postdoctoral-researcher-rose-palermo-receives-prestigious-award?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Dr. Rose Palermo was selected to receive the George “Gera” Pavlovich Panteleyev Award from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). This award is presented to a student who best exemplifies the commitment to improving the graduate education experience and graduate student life at WHOI.</p> Thu, 3 Aug 2023 16:55:51 EDT bboynton@usgs.gov 4346c2ef-5108-472c-b5f4-78b224157d73 bboynton@usgs.gov (bboynton@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New Geonarrative Explores Elwha River Restoration, Ten Years On https://www.usgs.gov/centers/pcmsc/news/new-geonarrative-explores-elwha-river-restoration-ten-years?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>From 2011-2014, a team of federal, state, tribal, academic, and community partners worked to remove two large dams on the Elwha River in Washington State that had blocked salmon and sediment passage for almost 100 years.</p> Mon, 31 Jul 2023 16:35:32 EDT ppearsall@usgs.gov f2b748d9-b8cc-42fb-8e09-9e1cb62b9a51 ppearsall@usgs.gov (ppearsall@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Listen in: Three podcasts about the Rio Grande with David Dean https://www.usgs.gov/centers/southwest-biological-science-center/news/listen-three-podcasts-about-rio-grande-david-dean?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Marfa Public Radio's Nature Notes conducted three interviews with SBSC’s Dave Dean about the Rio Grande in Big Bend. These are published online as podcasts and articles.</p> Mon, 31 Jul 2023 16:00:00 EDT mhartwell@usgs.gov af5228fe-cbd9-4562-b9ef-a0f0f4bc91bb mhartwell@usgs.gov (mhartwell@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey SPCMSC scientists conducting geophysical surveys at the Chandeleur Islands, LA https://www.usgs.gov/centers/spcmsc/news/spcmsc-scientists-conducting-geophysical-surveys-chandeleur-islands-la?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The team is collecting elevation and geophysical data to quantify storm-related barrier island sediment redistribution in Breton National Wildlife Refuge.</p> Fri, 28 Jul 2023 15:39:16 EDT bboynton@usgs.gov 1d3b8158-d651-4d24-828e-f40f1fa55f90 bboynton@usgs.gov (bboynton@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Helps Map Critical Mineral Resources in Montana https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-funding-helps-map-critical-mineral?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>RESTON, Va. </strong>— The U.S. Geological Survey will invest more than $1.9 million to map critical mineral resources in Montana in partnership with the <strong>Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology</strong>.</p> Thu, 13 Jul 2023 12:52:07 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 33cb552e-2859-4405-812f-dd5a8d49dd2a apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS seeks geologic data preservation proposals from state geological surveys as part of President’s Investing in America agenda https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-seeks-geologic-data-preservation-proposals-state-geological-surveys?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>RESTON, VA — The U.S. Geological Survey is currently soliciting project proposals for Fiscal Year 2024 grants for geologic data preservation and is authorized to award up to $6.2 million. This includes $5.6 million from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Interested state geological surveys can apply online at GRANTS.GOV under funding <strong>Opportunity Number G24AS00014. </strong> </p> Wed, 12 Jul 2023 14:44:53 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov babb0ed8-0797-411f-bfc7-a34616f9ea7e apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: The Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology and U.S. Geological Survey announce low-level helicopter flights in Southwest Montana https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-montana-bureau-mines-and-geology-and-us-geological-survey?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the MBMG and USGS are announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</em></p> Thu, 6 Jul 2023 12:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov caaed0c3-28d8-4343-8216-10d54bd7f7f5 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: Low-level helicopter flights along Colorado-Wyoming border will study mineral potential https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-low-level-helicopter-flights-along-colorado-wyoming-border-will?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the CGS, the WSGS and the USGS are announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in informing the local communities is appreciated.</em></p> Wed, 5 Jul 2023 12:27:46 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 441b69b0-164d-4bbb-87df-d1dd11b0c6b1 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Secretary Haaland, Leaders Celebrate New U.S. Geological Survey / University of Hawai’i Facility to Support Volcano Monitoring & Ecosystem Restoration https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/secretary-haaland-leaders-celebrate-new-us-geological-survey-university?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>This release was originally shared by the Department of the Interior. </em></p> Wed, 28 Jun 2023 15:07:25 EDT plaustsen@usgs.gov 0666b5b2-840d-4833-826a-334acc5ae4d7 plaustsen@usgs.gov (plaustsen@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Archaeological sites in Grand Canyon National Park eroding following six decades of Glen Canyon Dam operations https://www.usgs.gov/news/science-snippet/archaeological-sites-grand-canyon-national-park-eroding-following-six-decades?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The majority of archaeological sites in the Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado River corridor were created by ancestors of Native Americans who still live in this region, including Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai, Navajo, Southern Paiute, and Zuni. These sites record indigenous peoples’ presence and history in the national park. </p> Wed, 28 Jun 2023 11:35:30 EDT plaustsen@usgs.gov 69d3c7c1-a52e-4ff7-baef-aad7a4e437c5 plaustsen@usgs.gov (plaustsen@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Powell Center Newsletter v.7 no.1 https://www.usgs.gov/centers/john-wesley-powell-center-for-analysis-and-synthesis/news/powell-center-newsletter-v7-no1?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Our newsletter, like so many other activities this past year, had a rather bumpy road to publication, but we are happy to share it with you now. Read on for more information about what kind of business the Powell Center has been conducting during the pandemic and the latest information on our working groups. </p> Thu, 22 Jun 2023 15:33:47 EDT dbingham@usgs.gov c5ac0809-40f5-4b08-b46e-1ed62104ef7f dbingham@usgs.gov (dbingham@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New online tool serves USGS geochronology data in state-of-the-art way https://www.usgs.gov/news/technical-announcement/new-online-tool-serves-usgs-geochronology-data-state-art-way?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey has developed an updated, point and click web application for accessing a geochronology database with sample summary and analytical data for the United States spanning billions of years prior to present day. </p> Tue, 13 Jun 2023 16:57:25 EDT hkoehler@usgs.gov 8eff00f9-1c0b-4745-b210-2171171a4f0d hkoehler@usgs.gov (hkoehler@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey USGS Invests Millions in Critical-Minerals Mapping in Alaska https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/usgs-invests-millions-critical-minerals-mapping-alaska?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>ANCHORAGE, Alaska. </strong>— The U.S. Geological Survey will invest more than $5.8 million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological &amp; Geophysical Surveys.</p> Wed, 17 May 2023 12:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 52e60382-4d16-4ce1-81bb-4e325f53b845 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: The Wyoming State Geological Survey and U.S. Geological Survey announce low-level helicopter flights in Central Wyoming https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-wyoming-state-geological-survey-and-us-geological-survey?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The new airborne geophysical survey data will be collected using a helicopter and will fly over parts of central Wyoming, weather permitting. The survey will begin in mid-May and be completed in about four months.</p> Mon, 15 May 2023 12:18:09 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 1ae6cf3c-1d52-4a28-beeb-77cd2f407b32 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Media Alert: The USGS and agencies from four states announce low-level airplane flights in the Central Great Plains https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/media-alert-usgs-and-agencies-four-states-announce-low-level-airplane?utm_source=comms&amp;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 apdemas@usgs.gov f572c616-5e57-4449-af23-fac883595ee3 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps map critical mineral resources in Alabama https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/bipartisan-infrastructure-law-helps-map-critical-mineral-resources-0?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey is providing more than $1 million to map critical mineral resources in Alabama in partnership with the Geological Survey of Alabama.</p> Wed, 3 May 2023 09:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov fcb04b11-57f0-48b0-96b9-ff85fd001465 apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Joint Wyoming State Geological Survey-U.S. Geological Survey Effort to Study Mineral Resources in Central Wyoming https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/joint-wyoming-state-geological-survey-us-geological-survey-effort-study?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Scientists from the Wyoming State Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey have launched a collaborative effort to collect a large swath of geophysical data in central Wyoming to better understand the area’s geologic framework for critical and other essential mineral resources.</p> Thu, 27 Apr 2023 17:00:00 EDT apdemas@usgs.gov 614925de-d12e-4db3-a618-64085026d39d apdemas@usgs.gov (apdemas@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey Spring 2023 Newsletter https://www.usgs.gov/centers/oki-water/news/spring-2023-newsletter?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Science highlights included in this issue are Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in Groundwater, Lakes, and Streams, an update on the Illinois River Basin Next Generation Water Observing System and Integrated Water Availability Assessment, and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)'s evaluation of best management practices.</p> Thu, 27 Apr 2023 14:26:49 EDT yzhao@usgs.gov 2c7dbf82-49f5-4faf-bea1-5ccbb1690d7d yzhao@usgs.gov (yzhao@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey New science informs extent of hexavalent chromium groundwater plumes in Hinkley Valley https://www.usgs.gov/news/state-news-release/new-science-informs-extent-hexavalent-chromium-groundwater-plumes-hinkley?utm_source=comms&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In a new study released today, scientists mapped the extent of human-introduced hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen under specific circumstances, in California’s Hinkley Valley.</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2023 16:00:00 EDT plaustsen@usgs.gov a926870a-ceb6-46c1-936b-7400c3f37800 plaustsen@usgs.gov (plaustsen@usgs.gov) U.S. Geological Survey