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Taylor Energy (Site 23051) Cumulative Spill Report – 2017 Update

Posted on: December 29, 2017

With President Trump preparing to open the Atlantic coastline to offshore drilling, we thought it would be a good time to revisit the cautionary tale…

Update on Our Efforts to Map Surface Mining in Appalachia

Posted on: November 22, 2017

Some time has passed since weve written about our work mapping surface mining in central Appalachia, but rest assured, were still actively monitoring this devastating…

From Monitoring for Bilge-Dumping to Analyzing Coal Mining Activity and Mapping a Proposed Pipeline Expansion, My Year in Review

Posted on: September 18, 2017

International Projects This summer, SkyTruth began monitoring bilge dumping hotspots. I focused my monitoring efforts in the coastal waters surrounding the United Arab Emirates and…

Examining Mining Operations in the Powder River Basin Using Google Earth Engine

Posted on: August 30, 2017

When you hear of coal production in America, what comes to mind? Perhaps you imagine a rugged man with a miners lamp on his helmet…

One-Third of U.S. Oil and Gas Reserves are Located in Harvey’s Path

Posted on: August 25, 2017

Hurricane Harvey is anticipated to strengthen to a category 3 storm as it reaches the Texas coast tonight through early Saturday, bringing high winds, coastal…

SkyTruth Map Shows Potential Path of Proposed Pipeline Expansion in West Virginias Eastern Panhandle

Posted on: August 18, 2017

Mountaineer Gas Company has proposed building a pipeline through the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Eastern Panhandle Protectors asked SkyTruth to produce a map showing…


Posted on: July 7, 2017

Summer Research Focus

Posted on: June 9, 2017

Its an exciting time around the office. We finalized our summer research program and added a couple of new facesinterns Brian Wong from Duke University…

Big Data Brings Big Transparency to Indonesia’s Fisheries

Posted on: May 1, 2017

Indonesia is leading the way towards a new era of transparency in fisheries management by making its Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data available to Global…

A Closeup Look at Leasing and Drilling: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Up to this point, Allegheny County in southwestern Pennsylvania has been mostly spared from much of the fracking boom spanning that state. This may change however,…