Geological Survey (U.S.)

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United States. Dept. of the Interior

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The United States Geological Survey was established by the US Congress on March 3, 1879. Its mission states: "the USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life."

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U.S. Geological Survey (September 13, 2011). About USGS. Retrieved May 25, 2012 from http://www.usgs.gov/aboutusgs/

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1879

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