Geology.com News – 11 Topics
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- Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
- Grand Canyon from Space
- Solar and Micro-Hydro at Skidmore
- Diamonds Do Not Form From Coal
- Pooling Oil and Gas Royalties in West Virginia
- Natural Gas Boom Misconceptions
- National Land Cover Database
- Drilling the Mancos Shale in New Mexico
- Challenges of the Monterey Shale
- House Torn in Half by Landslide
- Roadside Geology Guides
|Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 12:36 PM PDT
|Grand Canyon from Space
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 12:29 PM PDT
“The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station, as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world. The steep walls of the Colorado River canyon and its many side canyons make an intricate landscape that contrasts with the dark green, forested plateau to the north and south.” Quoted from the NASA image release.
|Solar and Micro-Hydro at Skidmore
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 08:46 AM PDT
|Diamonds Do Not Form From Coal
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:44 AM PDT
|Pooling Oil and Gas Royalties in West Virginia
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:29 AM PDT
A bill to allow pooling around oil and gas wells is expected to resurface in the West Virginia Legislature.
“Pooling allows the majority of landowners to benefit from gas royalties while still protecting minority interests. Pooling also protects surface owners, communities and the environment by reducing the number of wells needed to recover gas deposits.” Quote from Steve Roberts, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
|Natural Gas Boom Misconceptions
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:06 AM PDT
|National Land Cover Database
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 05:02 AM PDT
USGS has released the latest edition of the The National Land Cover Database.
The nation’s most comprehensive look at land-surface conditions from coast to coast shows the extent of land cover types from forests to urban areas.
|Drilling the Mancos Shale in New Mexico
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:59 AM PDT
Encana Corporation has plans to drill up to 50 wells in the Mancos Shale in New Mexico.
|Challenges of the Monterey Shale
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:51 AM PDT
Although the Monterey Shale contains vast amounts of oil the cost of leasing is very high, much of the oil is very deep and a new approach at fracking might be needed to liberate the oil.
|House Torn in Half by Landslide
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:50 AM PDT
A house straddling the scarp of a small landslide near Jackson, Wyoming was torn apart as the slide moved. Photos.
|Roadside Geology Guides
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:25 AM PDT
Since 1972 the “Roadside Geology” series has provided introductory information on the geology of states and small regions of the United States.
The books provide a combination of maps, travel logs, photos and commentary for the geology that can be seen along highways or visited at parks and public viewing areas. They are popular with geologists, teachers, students and others who are interested in the Earth.