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New genetic test detects manatees' recent presence in fresh or saltwater

(US Geological Survey) US Geological Survey scientists have developed the first laboratory test that picks up traces of manatees' genetic material in waterways. The environmental DNA test shows whether one or more of the elusive marine mammals has been in the area in the past month.

My best photograph: Mars rover Curiosity's shot of the hill she'll never climb

‘The mountain in the distance is her goal but we don’t think she’ll get to the top. It’s going to take her another five years just to get to the bright rock formation below’ Planetary scientist, US Geological Survey If something goes wrong, things can get emotional – when we lost an earlier rover, it was like losing a child Continue reading...

A Government Scientist Resigned in Protest After the Trump Administration Demanded Sensitive Oil Data

Murray Hitzman could have had a long and distinguished career at the US Geological Survey. In September 2016, when he joined the USGS as head of its energy and minerals program, his name was being floated as a possible future director of the agency. But just 15 months later, he resigned in protest over what […]

Mexico earthquake: Powerful 7.2 magnitude quake strikes south and central parts of country

The epicentre was a southern, surfer town on the Pacific Coast, according to the US Geological Survey. Emergency warning systems were activated in Mexico City, some 348 kilometers (216 miles) from the centre of the quake, and many buildings were evacuated. Show More Summary

Oklahoma is seeing hundreds of earthquakes every year — and a new study found a scarily direct link to fracking

Oklahoma is being pummeled by earthquakes, a phenomenon scientists have strongly tied to the practice of fracking. A new study highlights just how strong that connection is. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake threat...Show More Summary

Arizona #2 in the U.S. in nonfuel mineral production in 2017

Arizona come in 2nd in nonfuel mineral production in 2017. The US Geological Survey just released the Mineral Commodity Summaries 2018 for 2017. With nonfuel mineral production topping $6.61 billion, Arizona is the #2 state in the U.S. Show More Summary

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets and creating tremors as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi. The quake struckShow More Summary

Tsunami warnings as powerful quake hits off Alaska

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

The quake struck at 0931 GMT in the Gulf of Alaska, 280 kilometers (175 miles) southeast of the town of Kodiak, the US Geological Survey said, revising a preliminary estimate of 8.2 magnitude. Tsunami warnings were issued for south and southeast Alaska and the west coast of Canada, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.

Tsunami warning: Where and when could it hit on the west coast of US and Canada?

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

Tsunami alerts were issued for the entire west coast of North America after a huge 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck around 160 miles off the cost of Alaska. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of 10km at 12.21am local time on Tuesday morning. Show More Summary

Michigan’s meteor wasn’t a threat, but scientists are on the lookout for dangerous space rocks

Earlier this week, Detroit, Michigan was treated to a rare sight: A meteor streaking across the sky and crashing down to Earth. When it touched down, those nearby were actually able to feel the impact. The US Geological Survey says that...Show More Summary

Earthquake hits San Francisco, shaking Berkeley awake

San Francisco Bay area residents have been shaken awake by a 4.5-magnitude earthquake, which hit the region in the early hours of Thursday. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake's epicenter was two miles from Berkeley, California. Show More Summary

Americans Are Using a Lot Less Water

The average American is using a lot less water on a daily basis. Six gallons less, to be exact. The US Geological Survey's National Water Use Science Project has estimated water use in the United States every five years since 1950. In...Show More Summary

Re-assessing Alaska's energy frontier

(US Geological Survey) The new USGS assessment estimates 8.7 billion barrels of oil and 25 trillion cubic feet of natural gas resources.

"First-Ever Survey Predicts Up To a 15-Foot Sea-Level Rise" --Melting of East Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Cripple Major US Cities

The world's largest ice sheet may be less stable than previously thought, posing an even greater threat to Florida's coastline. The first ever marine geologic survey of East Antarctica's Sabrina Coast, published this week in Nature, concludes that some regions...        

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.1 quake strikes near Pinnacles, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon one mile from Pinnacles, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 1:10 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 mile. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Soledad, 16 miles from Greenfield...

Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula reveals a cryptic methane-fueled ecosystem in flooded caves

(US Geological Survey) In the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, where Mayan lore described a fantastical underworld, scientists have found a cryptic world in its own right.

134 earthquakes rattle San Andreas fault in just one week

Seventeen of the earthquakes near Monterey County on the San Andreas fault were stronger than 2.5 magnitude, according to seismologists from the US Geological Survey.

Previous evidence of water on mars now identified as grainflows

(US Geological Survey) Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new article published in Nature Geoscience by the USGS. Show More Summary

7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert but no damage

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials said. The US Geological Survey said...Show More Summary

I thought we had already discovered all of the lands there were to discover

It looks like there is more cropland available for food production worldwide than we previously thought. A lot more…at lease according to the US Geological Survey: There’s more agricultural land in the world than previously thought, and India rather than the U.S. or China is now believed to have the...

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