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Environmental Impacts and Benefits of Using Geothermal Energy

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
This website by the US Department of Energy describes how the production of geothermal energy can meet clean air, water quality and conservation standards, as well as minimize land use, environmental ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Hydrogen Highway

Fred Noyes
This opinion piece encourages lawmakers to pursue development of geothermal power in public lands. The author states that the energy potential within the National Parks can help reduce the US ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion

Coal-Bed Methane: Potential and Concerns

Vito Nuccio
This USGS Fact Sheet serves as an introduction to coalbed methane. The two-page PDF document summarizes available coalbed methane resources, assessment methods, production methods, and environmental ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling,
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

The Plus Side of Volcanoes - Geothermal Energy

Cascade Volcano Observatory
This site is authored by the Cascades Volcano Observatory and provides an introduction about how the internal heat associated with young volcanic systems has been harnessed to produce geothermal ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Technically Recoverable Resources in Continuous-Type Deposits

USGS
This USGS site provides links to a map and tables of recoverable methane in the lower 48 States. Included are areas where methane is already being extracted, and potential additions to reserves of ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps

Final Statewide Oil and Gas EIS and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings RMPs

Bureau of Land Management United States Department of the Interior
This Environmental Impact Statement documents and discloses the results of the environmental analysis of anticipated coal bed methane and oil and gas development in the state of Montana. The ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:State Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Methane Sources and Emissions

United States Environmental Protection Agency
This site, published by the EPA, discusses the sources of methane emissions, including landfills, coal mining, the oceans and livestock, among others.
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Landfills
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Methane Projections and Mitigation Costs

United States environmental Protection Agency
This site, published by the EPA, analyzes the costs of reducing emissions from four key methane sources: landfills, natural gas and oil systems, coal mining, and livestock manure management. Because ...
Subject: , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Waste Reduction/Recycling, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

A Field Conference on Impacts of Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Romeo M. Flores, Gary D. Stricker, Joseph F. Doll Meyer, Pierce H. Norton, Robert J. Livingston, M. Craig Jennings
This USGS Open File Report focuses on a basin-wide assessment of coalbed methane resources in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. The report includes a thorough geological study with relevant maps, ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling,
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Water co-produced with coalbed methane in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: preliminary compositional data

C.A. Rice, M.S. Ellis, J.H. Bullock
This USGS open-file report provides preliminary compositional data on water from 47 coalbed methane wells sampled between June, 1999 and May, 2000 in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Results include ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations



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