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USGS National Wind Turbine Map and Database

USGS Releases First-Ever National Wind Turbine Map & Database > USGS Energy Resources Program.


This is just a screen shot, click link above to visit interactive map.

Lime Gulch Fire map
June 20, 2013, 13:06
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Lime Gulch is the name of the latest Buff Creek fire. Funny thing, there is no Lime Gulch around there apparently.

Map via USGS via Bill Gabbert:

LimeGulchwednesday night

Residential Water Use Amounts to Less Than 10% of Total Freshwater Consumption in the United States

via (pdf) :

Just an aside in a very interesting paper, “Evaluating the Energy Consumed for Water Use in the United States.”

“Self-Supplied” means they sucked it right out of a river, lake or aquifer.

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The Ball of Water


If all of Earth’s water (oceans, icecaps and glaciers, lakes, rivers, ground water, and water in the atmosphere) was put into a sphere, then the diameter of that water ball would be about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) across, a bit more than the distance between Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas. The volume of all water would be about 332.5 million cubic miles (mi3), or 1,386 million cubic kilometers (km3). The picture at the top of this page illustrates this. A cubic mile of water equals more than 1.1 trillion gallons. A cubic kilometer of water equals about 264 billion gallons.

Less than you thought?

USGS measures fallout from Fukushima in precipitation samples

Via EX-SKF —

Via USGS —

I hope they have their back-up generators up on stilts or something

…Plant Scherer, Georgia.

From Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2005, USGS (pdf).