USGS issues first USA Volcano Threat Assessment in over a decade

18 volcanoes in the USA are classified as “very high threat”, many are in the Pacific Northwest. The United States has 161 young, active volcanoes within its borders. Since 1980, there have been 120 eruptions and 52 episodes of notable volcanic unrest at 44 U.S. volcanoes. The U.S. Geological Survey systematically assesses U.S. volcanoes considered to…

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Former Petroleum Geologist and Retired Astronaut Dr. James Reilly Nominated to Direct U.S. Geological Survey

Guest celebrating by David Middleton Dr. Reilly and I were co-workers at Enserch Exploration in the 1980’s and early 1990’s…   Retired astronaut picked to lead U.S. Geological Survey By Paul VoosenJan. 26, 2018 President Donald Trump plans to nominate James Reilly, a former NASA astronaut and exploration geologist, to lead the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the…