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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geologic mapping in Oklahoma

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Oklahoma Geological Survey are investing about $300,000, to conduct detailed geologic mapping and...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geologic mapping in Texas

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Texas Bureau of Economic Geology are investing about $300,000, to conduct detailed geologic...

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Indium Deposits in the United States

Reston, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has updated the U.S. Mineral Deposit Database (USMIN) to include 3 sites with historical indium...

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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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The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Here

The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science...

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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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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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New Report Highlights Declining Sagebrush Ecosystem, Provides Foundation for Next Generation of Conservation and Management

Fort Collins, CO – Considered one of the most imperiled ecosystems in the world and home to mule deer, pronghorn, sage-grouse, pygmy rabbits and more...

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Media Bulletin: Low-Flying Airplane and Helicopter Mapping Parts of West Texas and South-Central New Mexico to aid in Mapping Geology

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

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USGS Estimates Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources in the Austin Chalk Formation of the U.S. Gulf Coast

The Austin Chalk and Tokio and Eutaw Formations of the Gulf Coast Basin contain a mean of 6.9 billion barrels of oil and 41.5 trillion cubic feet of...

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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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Hurricane Laura Temporarily Reverses Neches River

As Hurricane Laura came ashore near the Texas and Louisiana borders, its strong winds pushed so much water ahead of it that the Neches River even...

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