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Get to know the science of the USGS St. Petersburg

New booklet from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center designed to provide a glimpse into the research conducted by the USGS in St...

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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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Reducing Flood Risks by Restoring Coral Reefs

Healthy coral reefs are more than just hotspots of marine biodiversity—they’re also invaluable to long-term resilience against coastal storms.

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USGS Responding to High Water Caused By Ida Across Multiple States

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ida, visit www.usgs.gov/ida.

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New USGS technology provides three dimensional benefits: assessing coastal hazards, seafloor stability, and coral restoration efforts

USGS team invented a new camera system to create highly detailed 3-dimensional models of the seafloor that are proving to be invaluable for coastal...

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Strong Waves from Hurricane Ida Will Cause Coastal Change Along the Gulf Coast

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ida, visit www.usgs.gov/ida.

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USGS Deploying Storm-tide Sensors in Louisiana, Mississippi in Advance of Hurricane Ida

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Ida, visit www.usgs.gov/ida.

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Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti

A magnitude 7.2 (M 7.2) earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, 2021, at 8:29 am local time (August 14, 2021 12:29 UTC).

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USGS Scientists Add Another Piece to Puzzle of How Hurricanes Can Gain Strength

Unique observations collected by U.S. Geological Survey scientists during Hurricane María in 2017, revealed previously unknown ocean processes that...

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Parts of US’s Southernmost States will “Tropicalize” as Climate Changes

Cold-sensitive plants, animals moving north due to fewer, weaker winter freezes

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USGS Study on Threatened Coral Can Guide Reef Restoration

Nursery-grown elkhorn coral transplanted into Dry Tortugas National Park survived and thrived, growing twice as fast as corals planted in other...

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USGS Deploying Storm Tide Sensors Along Gulf Coast for Hurricane Delta

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision-makers before, during and after Hurricane Delta, visit the USGS Hurricane Delta page...

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