Filed under: maps | Tags: energy, lean energy, renewable energy, United States maps, USGS, wind energy, wind turbine map, wind turbines
This is just a screen shot, click link above to visit interactive map.
Filed under: maps | Tags: buffalo creek, forest fire map, forest fires, Gabbert, lime gulch, Lime Gulch Fire, USGS
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:
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: energy, freshwater, gallons per day, irrigation, power, self-supplied, tap water, USGS, water use, water withdrawals
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.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: environment, fresh water, global water supply, global water volume, H2O, nature, Peak Water, science, USGS, 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?
Filed under: maps | Tags: cesium, Cesium-137, China Syndrome, contamination, Fukushima, meltdown, nuclear disaster, OMFG, radiation, radiation plume, USGS, wet deposition
Via USGS — http://bqs.usgs.gov/fukushima/
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: energy, nuclear power, Plant Scherer, smart but not wises, tsnumi-catching nuke plants, tsunami danger, USGS
…Plant Scherer, Georgia.