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Coral Reef Restoration For Risk Reduction

A team of collaborators, including USGS, released a new report that outlines how coastal communities can reduce risks from flooding and erosion by...

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Mauna Loa Has Begun Erupting

On Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawai‘i began to erupt. The volcano alert level has risen to WARNING/RED.

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Passive Sampling to Detect Groundwater Contaminants at Coral Reefs

Most coral reefs around the world are declining due to a myriad of external stressors, including climate change impacts such as rising sea-surface...

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David Applegate Sworn In as Director of the U.S. Geological Survey

This release was originally shared by the Department of the Interior. 

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Volcanic eruption? Earthquake? Stay calm and laugh on.

New research demonstrates how laughter can be an effective way to help agencies connect with the people they serve during natural hazard events, like...

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Media Alert: Low-flying helicopter will survey Kilauea’s inner workings

Note to Editors: In the public interest and in accordance with FAA regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your...

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A Climate Change Canary in the Coal Mine - The Endangered Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Native Hawaiians have a deep kinship with Hawaiian forest birds and revere, honor, and deify them as family, ancestors, guardians, spirits, and gods...

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USGS Releases Five-year Nationwide Strategic Plan for Volcano Hazards

The U.S. Geological Survey recently released a new Volcano Hazards Program Strategic Science Plan for 2022-2026.

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From the Seafloor to Outer Space, USGS is on the Case

It’s a pale blue dot. It’s also a landscape of jagged peaks and valleys beneath fluffy white clouds. It's a vast field of wispy green grasses and a...

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New Report: Conservation Strategies for Hawaiian Forest Birds at Risk of Extinction - Biological and Biocultural Considerations

Avian malaria, a non-native disease transmitted by invasive mosquitoes, is driving the potential extinction of four endemic Hawaiian honeycreepers:...

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Environmental Assessment Being Prepared for New USGS Facility in Hilo, Hawai‘i

The U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) for a new facility in Hilo, Hawai‘i...

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New USGS Model Shows Earthquake Hazard Probability for Hawaiian Islands

A new U.S. Geological Survey study indicates that the Hawaiian Islands, especially the Island of Hawaiʻi and neighboring islands with active volcanic...

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