Not only is there new high-resolution aerial survey photography available for Pennsylvania — allowing us to begin a major update to our ongoing FrackFinder project — there is also 2013 imagery now in Google Earth for the Shepherdstown area, so we can take a look at some of the changes that have happened in our […]
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The 168,000-gallon fuel oil spill that happened Saturday near Galveston, Texas caused the Coast Guard to temporarily close the Houston Ship Channel. That’s a very busy, narrow waterway connecting the Port of Houston with the Gulf of Mexico and overseas ports. In addition to the environmental consequences of this heavy oil spill, including the threat […]
Sad news from Washington State this weekend, after a major landslide killed several people near the town of Oso. We’re hoping the missing are soon accounted for and are alive and well. Geologically speaking, landslides are commonplace throughout the Pacific Northwest which mostly sits on a thick pile of unstable layers of volcanic ash, tuff, […]
Nearly four years after the BP / Deepwater Horizon oil and gas disaster in the Gulf of Mexico — an event that blew away the record books for the nation’s worst accidental oil spill — BP is fully back in business, and drilling is booming in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week the US Environmental […]
Still no sign of Flight MH370. It’s a bracing reminder that the 21st century information-and-technology blanket we’ve wrapped ourselves in still has a few gaping holes. High-resolution satellite imagery isn’t yet continuous and ubiquitous – not even close. We’re still too often in response mode when something like this occurs, scrambling to deploy the information-gathering […]