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The Most Detailed Map of Mars Yet

Are you angling for a seat aboard Elon Musk’s first mission to Mars?  Or are you content to admire the red planet from the comfort of your home on Earth?   269 more words


Environment: USGS study shows neonicotinoid pesticide pollution common in Midwest streams

Concentrations in some streams are high enough to kill aquatic organisms

By Summit Voice

FRISCO — Scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey studying streams in the Midwest have found levels of neonicotinoid insecticides at up to 20 times the concentrations deemed toxic to aquatic organisms. 553 more words


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Five Restless and Erupting Alaska Volcanoes Keep Scientists Busy

The following is this week’s edition of “Volcano Watch” from the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Do you want to know which volcanoes in the United States are erupting? 812 more words


July 23 - Bird's Eye View

Today’s factismal: The first Landsat was launched 42 years ago; we are now up to Landsat 8.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… 329 more words

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Big Data: history to scale

Very detailed blog about a useful online mapping project making available of thousands of historical USGS maps of the US from 1882 to the present in a singel interface: Big Data: history to scale.

Geographical Education

Large swarms of mayflies show up on Wisconsin radar

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW/CNN) – A skin-crawling sight in Wisconsin… swarms of mayflies coming out of the Mississippi river on July 20.

Take a look. 261 more words


Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Rattles San Benito County Near Ridgemark

SAN BENITO COUNTY (CBS SF) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.8 struck in San Benito County Tuesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 36 more words