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Date published: December 12, 2016

Coastal Wetland Decision Support Tools Now Available for Great Lakes

Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative Launches Coastal Wetland Decision Support Tools

Date published: December 8, 2016

USGS Releases New Standards for Natural Gas

USGS now has the new standard for natural gas.

Date published: November 15, 2016

Potash Cache: USGS Study Summarizes U.S. Sources of an Essential Nutrient for Agriculture

A new USGS report summarizes the primary sources of potash in the United States. Potash is an essential nutrient that, along with phosphorus and nitrogen, is used as fertilizer for growing crops. 

Date published: November 1, 2016

USGS National Map Orthoimagery Map Services Transition and Other Map Service Changes

As part of The National Map transition to cloud hosting, several of the National Map NAIP Orthoimagery Services will be provided under new URLs.

Date published: October 31, 2016

USGS to Chair Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)

Working together to advance international coordination of Earth observation programs

Date published: October 27, 2016

USGS Seeks National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Proposals for 2017

In partnership with the Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: October 18, 2016

U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP Program Call For Proposals

Calling all Earth Science professors conducting research or teaching geologic mapping. The USGS EDMAP Program is accepting funding proposals focusing on geologic mapping to support upper-level undergraduate and graduate students at their colleges or universities.

Date published: October 13, 2016

Assessing the Magnitude of Missouri’s 2016 New Year's Flood

An assessment of the flooding that occurred in the Meramec River Basin from December 2015–January 2016 is available in a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The report includes peak stages and streamflows, historical comparisons and flood-frequency statistics from the record flood.

Date published: October 6, 2016

Landsat 8 Enhancements Detailed in Special Issue of Science Journal

More data, better data, expanded applications

Attribution: Land Resources
Date published: August 29, 2016

Groundwater Sampling Method Key to Monitoring Success of Carbon Sequestration

TECHNICAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Monitoring, verification and accounting are key parts to demonstrating the feasibility or success of integrated carbon capture and storage technologies.