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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds geologic mapping in Idaho

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

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law helps map critical mineral resources in Nevada and Oregon

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in partnership with Nevada and Oregon officials, announces more than $1.45 million has been awarded...

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law supports critical minerals research in Washington State

RESTON, Va. — The U.S. Geological Survey announced today that, thanks to substantial funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it...

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USGS Media Alert: Low-level flights to image 3D geology in northeastern Washington state

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

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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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Media Alert: Low-flying helicopter will survey Kilauea’s inner workings

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

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Everything Old is New Again

“Everything old is new again” is a truism in fashion, but it can also be true in minerals science. Areas that were once mined for certain mineral...

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A Climate Change Canary in the Coal Mine - The Endangered Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Native Hawaiians have a deep kinship with Hawaiian forest birds and revere, honor, and deify them as family, ancestors, guardians, spirits, and gods...

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USGS Media Alert: Flights Above Parts of Montana to Map Geology

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

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Bird Mortality at Renewable Energy Facilities have Population-Level Effects

A recent study shows nearly half of bird species studied were vulnerable to population-level effects from fatalities at renewable energy facilities. 

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USGS Offers Emergency Managers a New Tool to Assess Lahar Hazards at Mount Rainier

U.S. Geological Survey scientists studying Mount Rainier and its hazards for the past 70 years have long recognized that the greatest danger may not...

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From the Seafloor to Outer Space, USGS is on the Case

It’s a pale blue dot. It’s also a landscape of jagged peaks and valleys beneath fluffy white clouds. It's a vast field of wispy green grasses and a...

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