Natural resources that are used for heat and power generation, including oil, natural gas, coal, and geothermal energy.
Emissions from Coal Fires and Their Impact on the Environment [ More info] Reviews how coal fires occur, how they can be detected by airborne and remote surveys, and, most importantly, the impact coal-fire emissions may have on the environment and human health, especially mercury, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and methane.
Energy Resources Program [ More info] Research program conducting basic and applied research on geologic energy resources and on the environmental, economic, and human health impacts of their production and use.
Energy Resources Program - Western Region [ More info] Home page for the Western Region Energy Resources Program with links to Alaska petroleum studies project, coal, oil and gas, other energy sources, environment and human health, and publications.
Energy and Minerals Science at the U.S. Geological Survey [ More info] Explains the purposes and goals of USGS research and monitoring activities that focus on energy and mineral resources and the potential problems that may result from exploitation of those resources.
Energy and minerals, and environmental health [ More info] Research and assessments on mineral and energy resources, the economic and environmental effects of resource extraction and use; and on human activities that introduce chemical and pathogenic contaminants into the environment.
Field Conference on Impacts of Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. [ More info] Field trip to Powder River Basin coalbed methane (CBM) development areas showing impacts related to drilling, facilities, pipeline networks, access roads, withdrawal, and disposal of co-produced water from CBM wells.
Gas hydrate studies: a part of the Geophysics Group [ More info] Brief overview of gas hydrates and current research. Site also contains links to related USGS research and publications and web sites of other groups participating in gas hydrate research.
Geology of the Devonian Marcellus Shale--Valley and Ridge province, Virginia and West Virginia--a field trip guidebook for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Meeting, September 28-29, 2011 [ More info] Detailed background information with descriptions of sites and photos explaining the geology of this organic-rich shale unit that has recently become a significant source of natural gas resources.
Geology research and information [ More info] Alternative web access to geological, geochemical, and geophysical research programs that are divided among the new USGS mission areas.
Geothermal and hydrothermal activity [ More info] Glossary of geothermal and hydrothermal activity terms.
Alphabetical Index of Topics
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