A new high-resolution approach combining multiple types of remotely sensed pollution data allowed researchers to develop an app that maps the healthiest routes for urban commuters.
Geospatial Database for the Prince Edward Islands
South African scientists map uninhabited islands in the Southern Ocean.
A Mysterious Dome Reveals Clues to Australia’s Miocene History
The Nullarbor Plain has been relatively untouched by geological forces, leaving traces of the continent’s deep past.
Tracking Climate Through Ship Exhaust
International regulations have reduced aerosol pollutants released from ships. Now, researchers want to use ship tracks to better understand the ambiguous effects that cleaner air has on climate.
New Map of Proposed Mantle-Driven Topography Stirs the Pot
The role the deep Earth plays in creating topography is hotly debated. A new study uses subtle elevation changes around the globe as evidence that the mantle plays a key role in building topography.
New Landslide Reporting Tool Uses Social Media and AI
The tool extracts landslide information in real time, which could advance landslide research as well as disaster response.
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.
Moon’s Porosity Changes Cratering History, Study Says
Gravity field measurements from decade-old lunar orbiter provide a proxy for counting craters.
Satellite Images Reveal a New View of Ancient Earth’s Rivers
A new method shows a key relationship between the width and makeup of Earth’s river channels over time. The technique could be applied to other terrestrial bodies, such as Mars.
Community Scientists Help to Beat the Heat
As cities face health threats from heat and air pollution—both expected to worsen from climate change—researchers pilot a community scientist effort to map air quality and improve urban health.