Anyone can view alerts on the SkyTruth Alerts map.
SkyTruth Alerts shows the 100 most-recent alerts for the area you are currently viewing. To see a different set of alerts, you can zoom in or out, move around on the map, search for a specific location, select a date range, and/or choose to see only certain types of alerts.
- Move around the map by click-dragging any part of it.
- Zoom in and out with your mouse’s scroll wheel, by pinching in/expanding out the touch pad or mobile device, or by clicking the + and – buttons.
To view an alert report:
- Click on it in the sidebar or on the map.
- A report window will appear with more information about the alert.
- Click View Full Report to open the report in the left sidebar.
- Viewing the full report also creates a unique URL in your browser’s address bar that you can copy and send to others.
You can search for alerts using keywords that appear in the report. Typically, this works best if you search for just one work. (This is because the content in a report can often contain code that you don’t see in the report.) Some examples of keyword searches you can do are:
- bigspill (all one word)
- taylor energy
- oil spill
- gas leak
You can also search for a Well API number or other unique ID. Because they often contain hidden code, it works best if you copy and paste the number into the keyword search box, rather than type it in.
Moving around the map and zooming in or out with a keyword search may slow down the map performance.
If you are not seeing alert types you expect to see in the sidebar, click Settings and ensure that the alerts types are selected for viewing on the map.