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News items on this webpage are highlights of selected science products by USGS Science Center staff members in Region 8:  Lower Colorado Basin. To catch up on more USGS from across the nation click below

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President Proposes Nearly $1.8 Billion for USGS Science in FY 2024

President Proposes Nearly $1.8 Billion for USGS Science in FY 2024

Science investments focus on landscape-scale issues, natural disasters and critical minerals while preparing tomorrow’s workforce

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geochemistry surveying in Arizona and New Mexico

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geochemistry surveying in Arizona and New Mexico

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Arizona Geological Survey and New Mexico Geological Survey are investing about $300,000, to conduct...

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Water “bank account” running low in agricultural areas of Nevada

Water “bank account” running low in agricultural areas of Nevada

In a new report published today, U.S. Geological Survey scientists determined that groundwater in the Smith and Mason Valleys, a key agricultural...

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Geonarrative Investigates Geohazards of the Salton Sea

Geonarrative Investigates Geohazards of the Salton Sea

The interactive, data-rich USGS geonarrative "A Desert on the Move" looks at earthquake and volcanic hazards around the Salton Sea. Understanding...

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USGS Updates Mineral Database with Indium Deposits in the United States

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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Tips for Dryland Restoration - Summer 2022

Tips for Dryland Restoration - Summer 2022

IN THIS EDITION: Best wishes to staff moving on, research updates, and we celebrate our work from Fiscal Year 2022.

THIS IS A PRODUCT OF THE...

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Biden-Harris Administration to map critical mineral potential in southwest United States using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Biden-Harris Administration to map critical mineral potential in southwest United States using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

RESTON, Va.—Through funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Aeronautics and Space...

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

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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Ancient methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought

Ancient methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought

Around the world, land degradation causes significant loss of biodiversity, impacts food security and water purification. Unsustainable land-use...

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 Six Ways the USGS Celebrates Earth Day Everyday

 Six Ways the USGS Celebrates Earth Day Everyday

What better way to mark Earth Day than with a listicle all about USGS science for our changing world?

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Twenty-four Years of Data Show Desert Soils Struggle for Survival

Twenty-four Years of Data Show Desert Soils Struggle for Survival

Increasing summertime temperatures in the deserts of the southwest United States may be making it harder for lichens, an important member of the soil...

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Secretary Haaland Announces Progress Toward Conservation and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors and Habitat Connectivity

Secretary Haaland Announces Progress Toward Conservation and Restoration of Wildlife Corridors and Habitat Connectivity

Grants to states and Tribes, new partnerships, and innovative science part of suite of announcements helping to advance wildlife corridor work at the...

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