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Multi-modal commuting

Here at SkyTruth we are always trying to reduce our carbon footprint, which is why I have started riding my bicycle in to work. The problem is that my house is about 3 miles away from the office, and the road that gets me there has no shoulder, no shade, tight corners and too many […]


Pipeline Problems – A Homeland Security Issue

Geez, this has been a bad week for natural gas pipelines and the folks who live near them. On Wednesday night a gas explosion and massive fire in Allentown, PA killed 5 people in their homes and injured at least a dozen others (VIDEO). 47 homes were damaged and 8 were destroyed. The cause is […]


Mountaintop Removal Mining, Part 1: Measuring the Extent of Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia

Aerial shot of mountaintop removal mining, Kayford Mountain, WV – Photo courtesy of Ohio Valley Environmental Council and Southwings SkyTruth, in partnership with Appalachian Voices, documented the impact of mountaintop removal mining for coal over a 59-county area in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia. The goal of the project was to map the direct […]


Natural Gas Drilling Boom Heads East

All you folks living in the mid-Atlantic: intensive Western-style drilling for natural gas is ramping up big-time in your neighborhood. One of the hottest targets is a geological formation known as the Devonian-age Marcellus Shale, which lies underneath a vast area encompassing the Southern Tier of New York, western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio, and much […]