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Hazards & Disasters
New USGS Director: Partnerships Are Our Superpower
The new director hopes to strengthen existing partnerships, build and retain a more diverse and inclusive workforce, and deliver the agency’s science to those who need it most.
Uncovering the Formation of the Western Nepal Embayment
Using thermokinematics, researchers have found that crustal accretion along the megathrust at mid-lower crustal depths shapes plateau growth and regional drainage development.
Climate Change Has Already Aggravated 58% of Infectious Diseases
Global warming has, in certain instances, amped up some of the world’s most deadly diseases.
What Drives Hillslope Connectivity?
Hillslopes play a critical role in linking ecosystems. Understanding the forces that drive their connections can help us to better understand adaptation in the face of climate change.
Using Data to Mitigate Inequitable Environmental Burdens
A new transdisciplinary special collection welcomes studies exploring data and tools for identifying and mitigating environmental injustice.
Why Do Arc Volcanoes Deform Less Than Ocean Island Volcanoes?
Volcanic ground deformation is not simply correlated with erupted volume. Researchers propose that high concentrations of magmatic volatiles make systems more compressible and suppress deformation.
Deep Earthquakes Suggest Well-Hydrated Mariana Subduction Zone
Earthquakes as deep as 50 kilometers below the seafloor were detected by 12 ocean bottom seismometers placed around the Challenger Deep.
A Burning Issue
California has lost 7% of its forest cover to climate change over the past 25 years.
Maui Endures More Drought and Drier Streams
Drought continues to threaten Maui’s native land-based and marine ecosystems, water resources, and traditional ways of life. But conservationists have hope—and ways to fight back.