U.S. Geological Survey

Department of the Interior, Colorado River, resigns
Jul 12, 2023

Interior Department official with key role in Colorado River talks is stepping down

A senior Interior Department official who has had a key role in negotiations over the shrinking Colorado River plans to step down from the job next week.

Jun 25, 2019

America’s Energy, Tech and Defense Future Needs Mining

As the recent trade war with China has escalated, Beijing has implied that it may retaliate by withholding rare earth minerals. Such a strategic vulnerability – and America’s alarmingly high reliance on imported minerals and metals – is now in the spotlight for all the world to see.

Oct 26, 2009

US researchers will study Verde River

PRESCOTT - U.S. Geological Survey researchers plan to study how changes in the flow of the middle and upper Verde River might affect plant and animal life and water quality. Lower stream flows could be caused by global warming or groundwater pumping and affect the viability of some fish and bird species.

Oct 8, 2009

Uranium rush: Sparks fly over mining near the Grand Canyon

The forces of nature that blessed Arizona with the Grand Canyon also provided high-grade uranium, trapped in nearby layers of rock. Whether the uranium is a blessing or a curse depends on whose side you take.