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Vegetation showing water stress during a drought. Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
American Geosciences Institute
The Peru earthquake of May 31, 1970 caused slumping and cracking of this paved road. Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey
Excess rainfall caused partial flooding of this field near Hollister, California. Image Copyright © Michael Collier http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images
U.S. Geological Survey
Oil derrick in the Williston Basin, North Dakota. Image Credit: Joshua Doubek, Licensed under Creative Commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) via Wikimedia Commons
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Inundation at Pago Pago, American Samoa, from the 2009 Samoa tsunami. Image Credit: NOAA/NGDC
American Geosciences Institute
An abandoned mine shaft at The Silver Ledge Mine, Colorado. Image Credit: USGS/Photo by Philip Verplanck
American Geosciences Institute
Oil barrels on a ship in the Arabian Gulf. Image Credit: Richard Moore, U.S. Navy
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Floodplain. Image Copyright © Michael Collier, http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images
American Geosciences Institute
Mountain Pass Rare Earth Mine, California. This mine dominated global rare earth element production from the 1960s to the 1980s. Although it still contains significant reserves, it closed in 2015 due to competition from China. Credit: Dan Cordier, USGS
U.S. Geological Survey
Tornado funnel. Image Credit: NASA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Excess rainfall caused partial flooding of this field near Hollister, California. Image Copyright © Michael Collier http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
An old computer recycling farm in the Midwest. Image Credit: USGS/Photo by Carl Orazio.
American Geosciences Institute
A middle school is left in a mangled heap after a June 11 F-3 tornado ripped through Chapman, Kansas. Image Credit: Photo by Anita Westervelt/FEMA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ocean acidification makes it much harder for many shelled organisms - like this pteropod - to grow their shells. Image Credit: NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nuclear reactors and cooling towers at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station south of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. Image Credit: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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Tornado funnel. Image Credit: NOAA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
An example of anthracite coal, the purest grade of coal. Image Copyright © Dr. Richard Busch
American Geosciences Institute
A coal-fired power plant in Westport, Kentucky on the Ohio River. Image Copyright © Michael Collier. http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images
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A satellite image of the Earth. Image Credit: NASA
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Oil barrels on a ship in the Arabian Gulf. Image Credit: Richard Moore, U.S. Navy
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Wind Farm Credit: Image Copyright © Michael Collier http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Storm surge from Hurricane Isaac on Lake Pontchartrain, Aug 29, 2012. Image Credit: FEMA/Lt. Conrad H. Franz.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s (NOAA) map of sea surface temperature anomalies shows warmer surface water temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean during El Niño. Image Credit: NOAA
American Geosciences Institute
Photograph of tar sands mining, Alberta, Canada
American Geosciences Institute
An example of anthracite coal, the purest grade of coal. Image Copyright © Dr. Richard Busch.
U.S. Geological Survey
Mine trucks moving material from the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mines in Colorado. Image Credit USGS/Photo by Yolanda Fong-Sam
American Geosciences Institute
Inundation at Pago Pago, American Samoa, from the 2009 Samoa tsunami. Image Credit: NOAA/NGDC
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Wastewater disposal facility in Colorado. Image Credit: USGS/Photo by William Ellsworth
American Geosciences Institute
Alaska Mountain Range, Credit: USGS/Photo by John J. Mosesso
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Tailings pond from a gold mine. Image Copyright © Marli Miller, University of Oregon. http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images
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A geothermal power plant at The Geysers near Santa Rosa, California. Some areas of The Geysers have been important test beds for enhanced geothermal systems. Image credit: USGS/Photo by Julie Donnelly-Nolan
American Geosciences Institute
Map showing estimated undiscovered but technically recoverable resources of coalbed methane in the United States. Image Credit: USGS
American Geosciences Institute
An example of frac sand, used in hydraulic fracturing. Image Credit: USGS/Photo by Bill Cunningham
American Geosciences Institute
Screenshot of the AGI glyph showing the different elements of geoscience.
American Geosciences Institute
Map of groundwater withdrawals by U.S. state in 2010. Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
American Geosciences Institute
Photograph of a coral reef. Corals are some of the most vulnerable organisms affected by ocean acidification, as more acidic ocean waters make it harder for corals to grow their skeletons. Photograph by Ilsa Kuffner, U.S. Geological Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A fluid impoundment containing produced waters at a drilling operation in the Permian Basin of West Texas. Image Credit: Hannah Hamilton/USGS
American Geosciences Institute
Renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility in Fair Oaks, Indiana. Image Credit: NREL/DOE
American Geosciences Institute
A Satellite Image of the World. Image Credit: NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
A satellite image of the Earth. Image Credit: NASA
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
An example of anthracite coal, the purest grade of coal. Image Copyright © Dr. Richard Busch
U.S. Energy Information Administration
An earthquake-safe pipeline crossing the San Andreas Fault at Cholame, California. Image Copyright © Michael Collier http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Fireworks get their different colors from different chemical compounds, each of which comes from certain mineral resources. Image Credit: Ronald Carlson. http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=90675&picture=fireworks
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A coal-fired power plant in Westport, Kentucky on the Ohio River. Image Copyright © Michael Collier. http://www.earthscienceworld.org/images
U.S. Energy Information Administration
Flooding at Heloden Lake in Montana. Image Copyright © Bruce Molnia, Terra Photographics
American Geosciences Institute

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