Death by a Million Cuts

Oil field wastewater, while getting less attention than oil spills or pipeline ruptures, can be more environmentally damaging and difficult to clean up. According to a recent analysis by the Associated Press, some 180 million gallons of wastewater were spilled between 2009 and 2014. The salty brine, which is difficult…

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Data Visualization Can Help the Environment

In a recent Scientific American blog post, Willie Schubert tells us how NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization team used satellite data to create a “stunning data visualization”, viewed more than half a million times so far, to illustrate how the path of Saharan dust can affect ecosystems on the other side…

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