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Date published: October 8, 2021

Chronic Wasting Disease Research by the U.S. Geological Survey & Partners

The USGS, the science bureau of the Department of the Interior, conducts wildlife disease surveillance and research to support management of affected species and their habitats. Here you will find information on USGS science addressing Chronic Wasting Disease across the Nation.

Date published: October 6, 2021

Building a Cloud Forest From the Ground Up

California's Channel Islands were once home to cloud forests, but this unique ecosystem was lost. USGS & partners are bringing them back.

Date published: October 1, 2021

Gas Hydrate in Nature

This geonarrative combines the text and imagery of USGS Fact Sheet 3080 with additional supporting imagery. Except for headings used to organize the text in the geonarrative and an updated name for the coastal and marine program at the USGS, the text is exactly the same as USGS Fact Sheet 3080, with an updated timeline diagram.

Date published: October 1, 2021

USGS Gas Hydrates Project

This geonarrative combines the text and imagery of USGS Fact Sheet 3079 with additional supporting imagery. Except for (a) headings used to organize the text in the geonarrative, (b) an additional reference to support an image included in the geonarrative, and (c) the updated program name for the coastal and marine component of the USGS, the text is the same as that of USGS Fact Sheet 3079. 

Date published: September 21, 2021

Central Valley Water and Land Use Futures

To support coordinated conservation in California, wetland restoration, and climate adaptation planning, we developed projections of the Central Valley's seasonally flooded cropland and wetland habitat for five scenarios that vary by water availability and management priorities.

Date published: September 1, 2021

Climate Research & Development Program - 2020 Year in Review

Geonarrative that includes summaries of research highlights from the USGS Climate Research & Development Program during 2020. 

Date published: August 31, 2021

Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in the Chesapeake

Findings from US Geological Survey studies on sources, occurrence, effects and risk of contaminants throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Date published: August 26, 2021

2020-2021 Alaska Peninsula Earthquake Sequence

A summary of the earthquake sequence in the Alaska Peninsula during 2020 and 2021. On 29 July 2021, a magnitude (M) 8.2 earthquake occurred southeast of Perryville, Alaska, (south of the Alaska Peninsula). This event was preceded in 2020 by two nearby earthquakes. The first was a M7.8 earthquake (22 July 2020), followed three months later by a M7.6 earthquake (19 October 2020).

Date published: August 4, 2021

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center 2020 Annual Report

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, is one of three centers serving the mission of the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP). 

Date published: August 3, 2021

C-Aquifer Monitoring Program

The Coconino aquifer (C aquifer) supplies water to northeastern Arizona. Proposed increases in groundwater withdrawal to meet population demands, coupled with ongoing drought conditions, increase the potential for water-level changes in the aquifer. The USGS monitors groundwater and surface-water conditions in northeastern Arizona.

Date published: June 24, 2021

Intermountain West, U.S., 2020 Earthquakes

An interactive geonarrative with a plain-language summary of the four 2020 Intermountain West (IMW) earthquakes that occurred in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and California.

Date published: May 25, 2021

Expanding Pacific Exploration and Research

Less than 20% of the world's oceans have been explored. A global initiative seeks to change that, by pledging to complete detailed mapping of 10% of the seafloor by the year 2030. The United States is contributing to this effort in part through a collaborative team of federal, state, and nongovernment organizations to map, explore, and characterize waters along the US Pacific coast...