Landscape Disturbance and Shale Gas Extraction
April 25, 2013 | USGS
The United States Geological Survey has published: "Landscape Consequences of Natural Gas Extraction in Allegheny and Susquehanna Counties, Pennsylvania, 2004–2010". This document explains metrics used to assess the disturbance caused by drilling pads, access roads, pipelines and other gas related activities.
More Landscape Disturbance Publications from USGS
June 21, 2013 | USGS
"Landscape change in Pennsylvania's Somerset and Westmoreland counties resulting from construction of well pads, new roads and pipelines for natural gas and coalbed methane exploration is being documented to help determine the potential consequences for ecosystems and wildlife, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report." Quoted from the USGS publication announcement.
400 New Topo Maps for Alaska
September 4, 2013 | United States Geological Survey
"More than 400 new topographic maps are now available for the state of Alaska. The new maps are part of the U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Mapping Initiative, to update foundational data for the state and to replace the existing maps that are about 50 years old." Quoted from the USGS Newsroom.