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The Weight of Cities

Those living on or near the coast face natural hazards that will only worsen with climate change: earthquakes and related tsunamis, powerful climate...

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The Role of Sediment in Coastal Resiliency

The delivery and deposition of sediment along coastlines is essential to building barriers such as sandbars, dunes and marshes that protect coastal...

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Media Alert: Airplane to Make Low-Level Flights Over Western and Northern Nevada and Part of Eastern California

Residents and visitors may witness a low-flying aircraft over western Nevada and part of eastern California starting around November 1, 2021 and...

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How Wildfires Threaten Water Supplies By Unleashing Sediment

In the year after the Carr Fire in northern California, USGS researchers found that greater-than-average precipitation moved large sediment loads...

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Queen Charlotte Fault Mapping

The Queen Charlotte Fault is an active strike-slip boundary, similar to California’s San Andreas fault.

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A Legacy Continues with Landsat 9 Launch

Landsat 9 is a partnership between NASA and USGS. The satellite will continue the Landsat program’s mission to capture repeat snapshots of Earth to...

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Helicopter Making Low-Level Flights over North-Central Idaho

Residents and visitors should not be alarmed to see a low-flying helicopter over Lemhi and Custer Counties west of Salmon, Idaho from September 6 to...

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Nevada Becomes 39th State to Create Multi-Agency Cooperative Research Unit

The newly formed Nevada Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit brings state and federal wildlife-management resources together, providing for a...

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A Whole New (Fiery) World

As a wildfire approached Tonto National Monument in Arizona, archaeologists and firefighters rushed to cover the park’s 700-year-old cliff dwellings...

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USGS Announces the Availability of the Environmental Assessment & Section 106, Protection of Historic Properties Review, for a new Laboratory Facility – Public Comments Sought

The USGS has prepared an Environmental Assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act for a new Laboratory Facility at Moffett...

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Increased Pumping in California’s Central Valley During Drought Worsens Groundwater Quality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Intensive pumping of aquifers during drought can speed up deterioration of groundwater quality, according to a new study by the U...

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How Rising Seas Push Coastal Systems Beyond Tipping Points

A new multidisciplinary case study from USGS and collaborators looks at how even modest sea-level rise threatens coastal communities, infrastructure...

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