This tiny, short-lived lake is a perfect example of a volcano's power to create and a river's power to destroy
Can you determine the least likely scenario?
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Its origins and variety may surprise you
An important upcoming conference on women in the geosciences happens on May 21st
Tsunamis caused by volcanoes are responsible for nearly a quarter of all deaths caused by eruptions, yet we have only now started to understand them.
To all the girls who love rocks, and the women who followed their passion despite the odds. Happy International Women's Day!
Grand Canyon National Park turned 100 last week. Find out more about this phenomenal geologic treasure through some excellent books and videos
Amethyst is the February birthstone. Learn why its color is positively radiant
RIP Oppy (January 25, 2004–June 10, 2018)
Saturated slopes can be very bad news. The good news: Congress may be ready to do something about it
If there's only one book on volcanology I'd ask you to get for young kids, this is the one
Garnet is the January birthstone. It doesn't always form how you might expect...
The dome isn't actually growing, but there's still exciting news about Mount Saint Helens.
An extensive collection of links takes us through the dramatic collapse and tsunami, how we can help the survivors, and how we can stay safe
We take a look back at some of the hottest geology of 2018, and get a glimpse of what 2019 has to offer
Santa has a source on an icy Arctic island!
The latest roundup of geologic goodness
A strong earthquake shows off the value of seismic building codes, and allows the USGS to debut a valuable new tool for dealing with the aftermath
The tribe that helped the Pilgrims is fighting for their lands. Here's how to help
A short ferry ride reveals the awesome power of subduction