United States Geological Survey

The United States Geographical Survey, (USGS) was formed in 1879 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia with regional offices throughout the U.S. The primary responsibilities of the USGS is to conduct scientific inquiry and study of wild life, plant life, geological studies and mapping, earthquake and volcanic activity, geomagnetic field, and hydrology. USGS has no enforcement authority and reports to the Department of Interior. In recent years USGS has taken charge of studying planetary rocks, minerals and water.

Address
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192, USA
E-mail
cransom@usgs.gov
Some content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA

Chesapeake Bay region streams are warming

The majority of streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming, and that increase appears to be driven largely by rising air temperatures. These findings are based on new U.S. Geological Survey research ...

Dec 08, 2014
3.7 / 5 (9) 2

Mangroves protecting corals from climate change

Certain types of corals, invertebrates of the sea that have been on Earth for millions of years, appear to have found a way to survive some of their most destructive threats by attaching to and growing under ...

Oct 08, 2014
4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Ocean warming affecting Florida reefs

Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sep 10, 2014
4 / 5 (9) 3

Groovy turtles' genes to aid in their rescue

The diverse patterns on the diamondback terrapins' intricately grooved shell may be their claim to fame, but a newly published U.S. Geological Survey study of the genetic variation underneath their shell holds one key to ...

May 05, 2014
not rated yet 0

Sea otters can get the flu, too

Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for ...

Apr 08, 2014
5 / 5 (1) 0