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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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Media Alert: Flights Above the Mississippi Alluvial Plain and Adjacent Areas to Continue Aquifer Mapping

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the U.S. Geological Survey is announcing this low...

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USGS Releases Nationwide Marsh Vulnerability Maps

Scientists developed high-resolution imagery of coastal wetlands to identify the most vulnerable marshes across the US  

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Wetland Word: Blue Carbon

Coastal ecosystems, like wetlands, may be smaller in size when compared to say, a forest, but they have the ability to sequester more carbon per unit...

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Media Alert: Flights Above the Mississippi Alluvial Plain to Continue Aquifer Mapping

Editor:  In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne...

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Wetland Word: Sequestration

Scientifically speaking, sequestration refers to the capture and storage of an element, like carbon, in the environment.   

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Wetland Word: Hydrophyte

These water-dwelling plants are found in aquatic ecosystems, including wetlands.

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Wetland Word: Hydric Soil

Soil is more than just a substrate we walk on

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USGS, Southern Illinois University researchers advance genome mapping for critically-endangered sturgeon

This scientific advancement can lead to the development of new genetic markers that will help scientists distinguish between pallid sturgeon and the...

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USGS: Delta will erode parts of Louisiana, Texas coasts

Editor’s note: This story updates and replaces a story published October 8, reflecting a new forecast that reduces the extent of Hurricane Delta’s...

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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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USGS Science to Keep Us Safe: Floods and Drought

The scarcity or overabundance of water presents some of the most dangerous, damaging and costly threats to human life, ecosystems and property in the...

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