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Latest United States Geological Survey Stories

2013-07-10 15:17:01

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other scientific institutions are using social media and crowdsourcing to learn more about earthquakes.

Want To Host A Seismograph In Your Home? Become A NetQuaker
2012-08-27 15:24:47

As this weekend's earthquakes still captivate the headlines, a new program is emerging that implores citizens to act as scientists to try and predict the next big quake.

National Research Council Punts On Fracking-related Earthquakes
2012-06-18 13:44:12

The National Research Council folded to pressure from the fossil fuel industry and pro-fracking Congress members last week by releasing a “more study needed” report on fracking and earthquakes.

Climate Change Will Have An Effect On Basin Water Availability Nationwide
2012-05-21 03:13:33

Climate change projections indicate a steady increase in temperature progressing through the 21st century, generally resulting in snowpack reductions, changes to the timing of snowmelt, altered streamflows, and reductions in soil moisture.

2012-03-09 08:00:00

AWRA's first of its kind forum will bring together Google Geospatial Team, Microsoft Research Connections, U.S.

2011-12-10 02:22:25

More peer-reviewed scientific studies of the effects on wildlife of large-scale solar energy developments and operations are needed to adequately assess their impact, especially in the desert Southwest.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.