CNG Filling Stations in North Carolina|
April 28, 2013 | NewsObserver.com
Utility companies, city governments, county governments, school districts, and trucking companies are building CNG fueling stations in North Carolina. In addition to serving their owners, the pumps are available to dispense CNG to the public.
How to Attract Shale Drillers to North Carolina?|
February 26, 2013 | NewsObserver.com
“The legislation would provide a menu of sweeteners for energy companies to encourage developers to pick North Carolina for shale gas exploration over other states that have a history of energy exploration and known energy reserves.” Quote from the NewsObserver.com article.
Supersized Topographic Maps|
February 17, 2013 | MyTopo.com
The folks at MyTopo.com are now printing supersized topo maps; large enough make a huge 8′ x 5′ (or 5′ x 8′) map that will look fantastic on the wall of your office, conference room, lobby, cabin or den. These maps are custom-centered on any location that you pick using their online map-making tool.
We are affiliates of MyTopo.com and receive a commission on sales.
Hurricane Sandy Beach Restoration|
February 13, 2013 | BOEM Ocean Science
The most recent issue of BOEM Ocean Science has information about beach restoration projects in the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.
Wall Maps of US States|
February 10, 2013 | Geology.com Store
Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.
US Route 441 Landslide (NC)|
January 27, 2013 | The Landslide Blog
Dave Petley has several photos and a description of the large landslide that severely damaged US Route 441 (Newfound Gap Road) in North Carolina.
Gold Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt|
December 17, 2012 | USGS
The United States Geological Survey has published: “Gold Deposits of the Carolina Slate Belt, Southeastern United States: Age and Origin of the Major Gold Producers”.
Geologic Map: Great Smoky Mountains National Park|
November 18, 2012 | USGS
USGS has published “Geologic map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region, Tennessee and North Carolina“. You can view a pdf or purchase a printed map.
What is a Storm Surge?|
October 28, 2012 | Geology.com
Storm Surge can be the most damaging and deadly aspect of a hurricane. Hurricane Sandy is expected to produce a storm surge that floods broad coastal areas near its landfall.
Hurricane Sandy: Precipitation Forecast Maps|
October 28, 2012 | NOAA
NOAA has posted a series of “U.S. Rainfall Potential Maps” that show the cumulative geographic distribution of potential rainfall amount across the eastern United States. Very large geographic areas could receive 12 inches of rain or more and experience significant flooding.
Most Popular: 9/23/12 – 9/29/12|
September 30, 2012 | Geology.com
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The Overlooked Natural Gas Basins?
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Landslides Waiting to Happen
The Overlooked Natural Gas Basins?|
September 28, 2012 | USGS
In the eastern United States the natural gas rush has focused on the Appalachian Basin. However, there are over a dozen minor basins along the east coast that have received very little attention.
An Expert on Energy Issues|
August 26, 2012 | Charlotte Observer
In this Charlotte Observer interview, Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute discusses: oil and gas potential of North Carolina, future role of renewable energy, energy independence, “common sense” regulation and other topics.
Atlantic Coast Sea Level Rise|
July 11, 2012 | USGS
“Rates of sea level rise are increasing three-to-four times faster along portions of the U.S. Atlantic Coast than globally, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report published in Nature Climate Change.” Quoted from the USGS press release.
Related: Sea Level Rise Map
101 American Geo-Sites|
June 27, 2012 | Geology.com Store
Mountain Press Publishing has released a new book by Albert B. Dickas titled: 101 American Geo-Sites You’ve Gotta See.
It provides a two-page presentation on each site that features photos, text and a map. It is a good way to get a quick glimpse of these 101 fantastic sites. It sells for $23.99.
See a table of contents.
Rapid Sea Level Rise on the Atlantic Coast|
June 26, 2012 | USGS
“Since about 1990, sea-level rise in the 600-mile stretch of coastal zone from Cape Hatteras, N.C. to north of Boston, Mass. — coined a “hotspot” by scientists — has increased 2 – 3.7 millimeters per year; the global increase over the same period was 0.6 – 1.0 millimeter per year.” Quoted from the USGS press release.
Related: Sea Level Rise – New York, Washington DC
Oil and Gas in US Mesozoic Basins|
June 20, 2012 | USGS
The United States Geological Survey has published Fact Sheet 2012–3075…
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the East Coast Mesozoic Basins of the Piedmont, Blue Ridge Thrust Belt, Atlantic Coastal Plain, and New England Provinces, 2011.
Hydraulic Fracturing in North Carolina?|
June 18, 2012 | NewsObserver.com
The North Carolina House of Representatives has approved a bill that, if enacted, would allow hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina and task state agencies with developing regulations.
Beryl: Rip Current Warnings|
May 28, 2012 | Palm Beach Post
Tropical Storm Beryl is expected to produce dangerous rip currents as it moves along the Atlantic Coast of the United States.
NOAA Article: How do rip currents form?
Hydraulic Fracturing Banned in Vermont|
May 17, 2012 | The Houston Chronicle
Although Vermont is one of the last places that might be drilled for oil or natural gas, Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill that will ban hydraulic fracturing.
At the same time a bill in the North Carolina legislature would legalize hydraulic fracturing.
Video: Emeralds in North Carolina|
April 4, 2012 | ABC News
ABC News has a video about recently found emeralds at the North American Emerald Mine near Hiddenite, North Carolina. This is a “pay-to-dig” mine where anyone can search for a fee.
NC – SC State Line Problem|
March 26, 2012 | MSNBC.com
The boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina was drawn on orders from the King of England before the United States was a country. Now they discover that the boundary is 150 feet off which creates enormous problems for schools, utilities, taxes, laws and property owners.
Emeralds Found in North Carolina?|
March 19, 2012 | CharlotteObserver.com
Most people don’t realize that some amazing emeralds have been found in North Carolina. The North Carolina Museum of Natural History just received a gift of four emeralds found in Alexander County in 2011 that are worth millions of dollars.
Atlantic Coast Inland Flooding from Hurricane Irene|
March 6, 2012 | USGS
“The U.S. Geological Survey deployed a temporary monitoring network of water-level sensors at 212 locations along the Atlantic coast from South Carolina to Maine during August 2011 to record the timing, areal extent, and magnitude of inland hurricane storm tide and coastal flooding generated by Hurricane Irene. ” Quoted from the USGS publication release.
Coastal Topography Data|
January 31, 2012 | USGS
USGS has released a large number of coastal topography data sets for the eastern coast and Gulf of Mexico acquired using lidar technology.
Huge Coal Database Available|
January 23, 2012 | USGS
USGS has recently published: “Shallow Coal Exploration Drill-Hole Data—Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas”. Data is available by state in MS Excel files.