Map of study area showing the Marcellus shale extent, well locations using in decline curve analysis (DCA), PW samples used in this study, and previous USGS sample locations. Lithium (Li) concentration data was calculated using new data reported in this manuscript and existing data from the USGS National Produced Waters Database13. This map was generated with ArcGIS Pro 3.1.4 software, ESRI, Sources of data cited on this map include: “, ESRI, HERE, Garmin, FAO, NOAA, USGS, EPA and NPS.”

Making Batteries Takes A Lot Of Lithium. Some Of It Could Come From Wastewater.

Most batteries used in technology like smart watches and electric cars are made with lithium that travels across the world before even getting to manufacturers. But what if nearly half of the lithium used in the U.S. could come from Pennsylvania wastewater? A new analysis using compliance data from the … [continued]

Sources/Usage: Public Domain. A screenshot of the US Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Database.

U.S. Department of Energy & U.S. Geological Survey Release Online Public Database of Large-Scale Solar…

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released the largest and most comprehensive database to date on large-scale solar energy projects in the United States. The U.S. Large-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Database (USPVDB) includes the location, size, and other characteristics of … [continued]

Bismuth. Image in Public Domain. Photographer: Scott Horvath, Bureau Social Media Lead, USGS.

The U.S. Geological Survey Invests Millions to Map Critical-Mineral Resources in Alaska

The U.S. Geological Survey will invest more than $5.8 million to map critical-mineral resources in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys. This partnership is a key step in securing a reliable and sustainable supply of the critical minerals that are essential to everything from … [continued]

This Bat Appreciation Day, NREL Shines Light (Literally) On Bat Interactions With Wind Energy

Bat Appreciation Day is April 17, and as we pause to admire these unique creatures, we also recognize that bats face many threats, including increased deployment of wind energy. However, with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) … [continued]

Risk Managed? New Report Finds Chemical Disaster Risks from Climate Change

Originally published by Union of Concerned Scientists, The Equation. By Rachel Cleetus, Policy Director This week, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Earthjustice, and the Center for Progressive Reform released a policy brief estimating the risks posed by natural disasters to Risk Management Program (RMP) facilities and the surrounding communities. There are thousands of industrial facilities throughout the United States that are … [continued]