United States Geological Survey

Rare alpine insect may disappear with glaciers

Loss of glaciers and snowpack due to climate warming in alpine regions is putting pressure on a rare aquatic insect, the meltwater stonefly, according to a study recently released in Climatic Change Letters.

Apr 05, 2011
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More frequent drought likely in eastern Africa

The increased frequency of drought observed in eastern Africa over the last 20 years is likely to continue as long as global temperatures continue to rise, according to new research published in Climate Dy ...

Jan 28, 2011
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Rare earth elements in US not so rare: report

Approximately 13 million metric tons of rare earth elements (REE) exist within known deposits in the United States, according to the first-ever nationwide estimate of these elements by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Nov 17, 2010
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