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U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves, 2012

Categories: Energy,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Latest update on U.S. energy reserves in text and tables.  Reports an increase of proved reserves of 15.4% in 2012 from 2011 figures.  From the Energy Information Administration


Characterization of the Marcellus Shale Based on Computer-Assisted Correlation of Wireline Logs in Virginia and West Virginia

Categories: Geology/Mining,Maps/Geography

Provides information about the thickness and composition of the Marcellus Shale layer in Virginia and West Virginia.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Preliminary Interpretation of Pre-2014 Landslide Deposits in the Vicinity of Oso, Washington

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Maps/Geography,Weather/Disasters

Presents a 2013 interpretation of the topography of the area where the tragic March2014 mudslide occurred.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


2012 Virginia Toxics Release Inventory Report: Summary of Data from 2012 Industry Reports

Categories: Environment,Headlines,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Waste Management

Provides information about release or other management of chemicals and chemical categories by Virginia industries and government facilities.  In 2012 Virginia sites released, transferred or reported on-site management of 872 million pounds of TRI chemicals, a 1.48% increase from the previous year.  Also provides details on chemicals released to land, air, and water.  From the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality


Global Land Cover-Share of Year 2014

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Climate Change,Environment,Maps/Geography,United Nations


Brings together land cover data for the entire world into one centralized database.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Questions and Answers about the Future of the National Atlas of the United States

Categories: Maps/Geography

Explains which elements are being eliminated and which are being transferred to the National Map site, and the reasons for the change—mostly budgetary.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


The National Map and National Atlas Merge

Categories: Maps/Geography

Press release announcing the consolidation of mapping functions from the National Atlas of the United States and the National Map into a single source for geospatial and cartographic information.  Development of the National Atlas ends in September 2014.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


Onshore Industrial Wind Turbine Locations for the United States Through July 2013

Categories: Energy,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Data set which provides locations, facility information, and turbine technical specifications.  Provides links to data in a separate directory.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


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