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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Geotechnical Aspects in the Epicentral Region of the 2011 Mw5.8 Mineral Virginia Earthquake

Categories: Geology/Mining,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/content/509/151

Documents geological details of the August 23, 2011 Virginia earthquake to help assess current geoengineering practices in the region as well as the seismic performance of the region’s aging infrastructure.  Abstract only is available free.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Understanding Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Implications for Management and Restoration—The EasternShore

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1406/pdf/circ1406.pdf

The Eastern Shore only includes 7% of the Bay watershed  but contribute a disproportionate amount of nitrogen and phosphorus to Bay waters.  This report covers the importance of the Eastern Shore to the Bay, the major sources of nitrogen and phosphorus, and the management practices that would be most effective in mitigating the problem.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Geology/Mining,Statistics

http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/mcs/2015/mcs2015.pdf

Annual report which includes statistics on about 90 mineral commodities essential to the U.S. economy and national security.  Covers amount produced, dollar value, plus events, trends, and issues in the domestic and international mineral industries.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.boem.gov/2017-2022-DPP/

Includes 14 potential lease sales in eight areas including the Mid-Atlantic off the Virginia coast.  Proposes priority development in the Gulf of Mexico and “one potential lease sale late in the program for … areas offshore Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Calls for geological and geophysical surveying activities in an area 50 miles offshore.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior

 

Afghanistan’s Emerging Mining Oligarchy

Categories: Afghanistan,Geology/Mining

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR358-Afghanistan-s-Emerging-Mining-Oligarchy.pdf

Describes the potential mineral riches within Afghanistan and the potential for corruption in their exploitation during a period of civil turmoil.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Quality of our Nation’s Waters: Water Quality in Principal Aquifers of the United States, 1991-2010

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1360/pdf/circ1360report.pdf

Contains the major findings of national and regional assessments of the quality of groundwater in the 60+ principal aquifers that supply most of the groundwater used in the U.S. for drinking, irrigation, and other uses.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Trends in Hydraulic Fracturing Distributions and Treatment Fluids, Additives, Proppants, and Water Volumes Applied to Wells Drilled in the United States from 1947 through 2010 …

Categories: Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2014/5131/pdf/sir2014-5131.pdf#

Identifies hydraulic fracturing trends in drilling methods and use of fluids/chemical additives in nearly 1 million wells drilled in the U.S.  over a 60 year time period.  Compares these findings to the literature to establish a common understanding of how newer technology has affected water use volumes and other factors.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Federal Lands and Natural Resources: Overview and Selected Issues for the 113th Congress

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Climate Change,Energy,Geology/Mining,Govt Finance,Natural Resources,Recreation/Travel

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43429.pdf

Discusses issues involved in questions of federal land acquisition and management.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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