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September 11, 2001: Studying the Dust from the World Trade Center Collapse

Written on September 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm, by

On September 11, 2001, as the twin towers of the World Trade Center exploded and collapsed, clouds of dust billowed into the sky and across the city.

The Air We Breathe: It’s a Gas!

Written on March 28, 2011 at 8:01 am, by

What is in this air we breathe? What are the gases in the air? How much of each gas is there? Join us June 1st in Reston, VA for this family friendly presentation with hands on experiments.

Studying What Matters: Director Marcia McNutt’s 2011 Earth Day Message

Written on March 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm, by

Earth Day was conceived more than 40 years ago in the wake of the horrific Santa Barbara oil spill. On the one year anniversary of yet another major marine oil-spill disaster, it is important for us to remember why paying attention to our planet is so important.

Treasures of the USGS Library

Written on March 12, 2011 at 7:26 am, by

Early maps of America, documents establishing the provenance of the Hope Diamond and documentation of explorations of the American West– Join us in discovering the many treasures of the USGS Library.

Science Partners With Native Knowledge

Written on January 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm, by

Combining traditional ecological knowledge with empirical studies allows the the USGS, Tribal governments, and native organizations to increase their mutual understanding of the current health of Tribal lands and waters.

The President Awards 3 USGS Scientists

Written on December 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm, by

Three USGS researchers are recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This award is the highest recognition granted by the United States government to scientists and engineers in the early stages of their research careers.

More Precise Atomic Weights

Written on December 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm, by

Chemistry students beware! The atomic weights of some chemical elements are about to get a more complicated.

Science Smarts for the Classroom

Written on November 9, 2010 at 10:57 am, by

Looking for information on natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and more? The USGS Education site provides great resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, K-12 education, and university-level inquiry and research.

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