Robert L. Wesson received the 2017 Edward A. Flinn III Award at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Honors Ceremony, held on 13 December 2017 in New Orleans, La. The award honors an “individual or small group who personifies the Union’s motto ‘unselfish cooperation in research’ through their facilitating, coordinating, and implementing activities.”
USGS Library Cuts Would Harm Research, Education, Say Scientists
Possible budget drop would halt access by researchers, educators, and the public to nondigitized collections and services of U.S. Geological Survey librarians, according to the agency.
USGS Funding Slashed 15% in Proposed Federal Budget
Requested fiscal year 2018 spending levels support energy and mineral resources programs but make deep cuts to climate programs and many other areas.
Proposed Federal Budget Heightens Hurricane Risk
The health, welfare, and livelihood of millions depend upon our elected officials’ continued and robust support for hurricane research.
Overlooked Data Source Improves Quake Intensity Maps
A new approach may fine-tune estimates of the range of shaking from earthquakes and help define areas of potential damage.
USGS Seeks to Contain Damage from Scientific Misconduct at Lab
Although damage from the specific incident "is relatively well contained," the issue threatens the agency's reputation for high-quality science and goes counter to its standards, according to a USGS official.
Senate Pushes USGS Director for More Action on Minerals, Hazards
Suzette Kimball also tells senators that innovation is the characteristic she hopes to nurture the most as USGS director.
USGS Budget Plan to Advance Earth Observations, Hazards Measures
The request for across-the-board increases in fiscal year 2017 also seeks to improve water monitoring and terrain mapping, downsize infrastructure, and grow operations in support of scientific work.
White House Showcases Earthquake Alerts, Federal Quake Readiness
A prototype ShakeAlert early warning system approaches alert-ready status as the administration issues an executive order on federal earthquake standards.
Newly Passed Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding
The new spending bill that Congress passed today provides an increase in funding for NASA, USGS, NOAA, and more.