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The Geology of D-Day

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:07 AM PDT

Today is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Scientific American has an interesting article titled “The Geology of D-Day“.

Shrapnel in Omaha Beach Sand

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 10:00 AM PDT

The September 2011 issue of The Sedimentary Record has an article titled: “Shrapnel in Omaha Beach Sand“.

Anadarko Has 1000 Eagle Ford Wells

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 07:43 AM PDT

Anadarko Petroleum has drilled over 1000 wells in the Eagle Ford Shale and is completing an average of one well per day.

Related: What is the Eagle Ford Shale?

New Suspect in Supernova Explosion

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 07:42 AM PDT

“There were no witnesses to a stellar blast that lit up our skies a millennium ago, but NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is finding clues in the charred remains.” Quote from the NASA press release.

Kansas Oil and Gas at $4B/year

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 07:40 AM PDT

“The Kansas Geological Survey estimates the cumulative value of the state’s oil production at $4.1 billion in 2013, up from $3.7 billion in 2012.” Quote from the Wichita Business Journal.

Consol: Moving from Coal to Natural Gas

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 07:40 AM PDT

“Consol Energy has a 9,000-acre sweet spot containing an estimated 1 Tcf of Marcellus Shale natural gas just outside its Pittsburgh headquarters.” Quoted from the Platts.com article.

Energy Policy Can Fuel Economies

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 07:38 AM PDT

“Alaska is one of the best examples of how energy policy can change not just the trajectory of energy production, but how it can greatly improve the enhance the lives and livelihoods of its citizens.” Comment by Jack Gerard, President of the American Petroleum Institute.

Higher Landslide Incidence Expected in Colorado

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 06:56 AM PDT

“Higher-than-average snowpack, climbing temperatures, and an increase in the wet and wild rainstorms called microbursts are saturating slopes and taking the brakes off masses of unstable soils.” Quoted from The Denver Post.

Photos: Lava on Pavlof

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 05:00 AM PDT

Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano has been erupting for the past week. The Alaska Volcano Observatory has a number of photos that show lava fountaining, ash plumes and other features of the eruption, which so far has been low level.

Related: Pavlof Volcano article

Landslide Closes Historic Columbia River Highway

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:47 AM PDT

“A landslide shut down the Historic Columbia River Highway east of the Stark St. Bridge, June 5, 2014.” The highway is expected to reopen in a few days.

Produce Where You Have Infrastructure Support

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:44 AM PDT

“Magnum Hunter is focusing on the Marcellus and Utica shale plays more than North Dakota because its Eureka Hunter subsidiary has pipeline there to easily move its product.” Quote from the Biz Journal article.

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:43 AM PDT

The USA.gov blog has an article titled: “How to Prepare for Hurricane Season”.

What is El Niño?

Posted: 06 Jun 2014 04:39 AM PDT

The National Science Foundation has an article that answers twelve basic questions about El Niño? If you want to learn a lot about El Niño in just five minutes, this is a good thing to read.


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