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Groundwater Flow to Colorado River May Decline by a Third over Next 30 Years

A new study projects that a hot and dry future climate may lead to a 29% decline in Upper Colorado River Basin “baseflow” at the basin outlet by the...

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A Century of Watching the Colorado River

Right where the Colorado River flows into the mouth of the Grand Canyon, an inconspicuous 20-foot-high concrete tower rises from the riverbank.  

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Tips for Dryland Restoration - Summer 2021

Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (RAMPS)

A Program of the Southwest Biological Science Center & Ecosystems Mission...

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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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Tips for Dryland Restoration - Spring 2021

Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (RAMPS)

A Program of the Southwest Biological Science Center & Ecosystems Mission...

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Aerial Mapping of the Colorado River over Memorial Day Weekend

The USGS will collect high-resolution aerial imagery over Grand Canyon National Park for approximately one week beginning Saturday, May 29, to...
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Media Advisory: A Jaguar’s Field of Dreams – Live Online Public Lecture

The U.S. Geological Survey public lecture series is back and virtual. News reporters are invited to attend to learn how USGS scientists are helping...

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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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Decreased flow projected for Southwest streams by end of century

Streamflow in the Southwestern U.S. is projected to decrease by as much as 36–80% by the end of this century, reports a new study by the U.S...

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Tips for Dryland Restoration - Winter 2020-2021

Restoration Assessment and Monitoring Program for the Southwest (RAMPS)

A Program of the Southwest Biological Science Center & Ecosystems Mission...

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Earth MRI Funds Critical Minerals Projects in Arizona

A total of $133,016 will fund new research and preserve important data across the Grand Canyon State.

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