US Geological Survey

land loss

Louisiana’s Plan to Punch a Hole in the Mississippi River

To save coastline, the state is attempting the “most important environmental construction project in US history.”
Rosemary Westwood
8.29.17
climate changes

FOIA: NPS Director Suggested Trump Administration 'Manage the Talking Point' of Climate Scientist's Meeting with Mark Zuckerberg

Internal government emails reveal new details about Mark Zuckerberg’s canceled meeting with a US Geological Survey climate scientist.
Sarah Emerson
8.26.17
VIP.GOV

FOIA: Internal Emails Show Government Officials Scrambling to Explain Why Climate Scientist’s Meeting With Mark Zuckerberg Was Canceled

Unpublished documents reveal new details about the circumstances behind the high-profile Facebook event.
Sarah Emerson
8.25.17
Washington

Mount St. Helens Is ‘Recharging’ With Magma, Say Geologists

“The volcano is still very much alive.”
Sarah Emerson
5.10.16
Gif

Watch 25 Years of Glacier Movement in 1 Second GIF

“Anybody can create these.”
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.15
Space

The Small Agency Trying to Prevent Catastrophic Solar Storms

FOIA'ed documents reveal the US Geological Survey fighting for a budget increase.
Rachel Pick
11.23.15
Twitter

The US Geological Survey Is Using Twitter to Monitor Earthquakes

The impulse to constantly share your thoughts with others is helping the USGS keep up with seismic activity.
Rachel Pick
10.7.15
earth

Human Activity Is Causing Significantly More Earthquakes

The rate of induced earthquakes is rising so rapidly that the US Geological Survey now includes them in their hazard models.
Graham Templeton
5.1.15
earth

The Perfect Earthquake Warning System Is Already in Your Pocket

A software update is all it would take to make your phone a cheap, effective early warning system.
Ben Richmond
4.10.15