United States Geological Survey

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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Climate change implicated in decline of horseshoe crabs

A distinct decline in horseshoe crab numbers has occurred that parallels climate change associated with the end of the last Ice Age, according to a study that used genomics to assess historical trends in population sizes.

Aug 30, 2010
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Afghanistan's Kabul Basin faces major water challenges

In the next 50 years, it is estimated that drinking water needs in the Kabul Basin of Afghanistan may increase sixfold due to population increases resulting from returning refugees. It is also likely that future water resources ...

Jun 16, 2010
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