The East China Sea is a semi-closed sea bordered by the Yellow Sea to the north, the South China Sea and Taiwan to the south, Japan’s Ryukyu and Kyushu islands to the east, and the Chinese mainland to the west. Studies identifying potentially abundant oil and natural gas deposits have made the sea a source of contention between Japan and China, the two largest energy consumers in Asia. Learn more in a PDF report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration
The University of Michigan Online Repository of Fossils (UMORF) is a project of the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology to increase the accessibility of fossil specimens through online 3D and 2D representations.
NASA’s Earth Observatory has an interesting satellite image of a lava flow in the Holuhraun Lava Field, located between Bardarbunga and Askja volcanoes. The image also shows impressive features in the surrounding bedrock and adjacent Vatnajokull ice cap.
Several new pipelines have been proposed or are under development to transport natural gas out of the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale production areas. The Energy Information Administration has brief descriptions for some of these projects in a new article on their website.
Astronaut Frank Culbertson was the only American not on Earth during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. His view of the events are uniquely different. A video from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
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