Landscape Consequences of Natural Gas Extraction
June 16, 2013 | USGS
USGS has published: "Landscape Consequences of Natural Gas Extraction in Fayette and Lycoming Counties, Pennsylvania, 2004–2010" as an open file report.
Nitrate in the Illinois River
November 3, 2013 | USGS
"Nitrate levels in the Illinois River decreased by 21 percent between 2000 and 2010, marking the first time substantial, multi-year decreases in nitrate have been observed in the Mississippi River Basin since 1980." Quoted from the USGS press release.
The Impact of Fragmenting a Forest Environment
October 2, 2013 | New York Times
In 1987, Thailand built a dam on the Khlong Saeng river. As the reservoir filled it transformed over 100 forested hilltops into islands. Now each island, along with its plant and animal inhabitants, is an experiment to test what happens with a forest environment is fragmented.