Latest United States Geological Survey Stories

2010-06-16 23:09:42

In the next 50 years, it is estimated that drinking water needs in the Kabul Basin of Afghanistan may increase sixfold due to population increases resulting from returning refugees.

2010-06-15 07:48:18

The most detailed national vegetation US land-cover map to date was released yesterday by the US Geological Survey (USGS).

2010-06-01 14:28:00

GREENBELT, Md., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Engineering, Science, Project Management, and Information Technology services, today announced that the Department of Interior has awarded SGT the Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC).

2010-04-20 13:57:07

The USGS has awarded almost $3 million in cooperative agreements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the University of California, Berkeley; Central Washington University; University of California, San Diego; and UNAVCO, Inc, to improve networks that detect minute changes in the earth’s crust caused by faulting in earthquake-prone regions.

2010-03-04 11:29:24

USGS scientists are helping Haitians lay the groundwork for reconstruction and long-term earthquake monitoring in the wake of the Jan. 12, 2010, magnitude-7 earthquake, by providing geologic research that will assist with the establishment of new building codes in the country.

2009-12-16 05:55:00

The USGS has come up with a novel new way of tracking earthquakes.

2009-11-24 04:00:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a letter to the U.S.

2009-09-28 13:40:55

The U.S. Geological Survey says it is awarding $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to upgrade earthquake monitoring networks. The money is being awarded to 13 U.S.

2009-09-28 12:32:36

The U.S. Geological Survey says Atlanta area flooding last week involved magnitudes so great the odds of it happening were less than 1 in 500 in many areas. The USGS can reliably say just how bad these floods were.

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