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2014

Wyoming

WSGS Publishes Field Guide to Some of the World's Best Ancient Stromatolites
Oct. 13 - Earth has an astonishingly long geologic time span, but evidence of early life forms on our planet can still be seen today in the form of distinctive bodies of rock called "stromatolites." The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has published a new field guide...


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WSGS Provides Classroom Lessons for Wyoming Earth Science Week
Oct. 9 - The third annual Wyoming Earth Science Week is October 12-18, a celebration in learning for students and citizens to better connect and understand Earth and the geosciences.


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Wyoming Geological Survey Publishes Three New Geologic Maps
Sept. 29 - Geological maps are vital for land management and the exploration of Wyoming’s energy resources and minerals. The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has recently published under its STATEMAP program one surficial and two bedrock geology maps available in digital formats or to order via the WSGS website.



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WSGS Releases Study on Potential Link Between Injection Wells and Earthquakes
Sept. 22 - Wyoming is a seismically active state, but the question of whether injection and disposal well activities by industry have contributed to earthquakes in the recent past was the focus of an investigation by the Wyoming State Geological Survey.

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WSGS Releases Geologic Map of the State
August 7 - The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has created an improved version of the Geologic Map of Wyoming, an important visual tool displaying a variety of geologic features, from different ages of rocks and faults to the state’s river basins and mountain ranges.

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WSGS Study Shows Snake and Salt Rivers Are Healthy
July 18 - Geologists with the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) have determined there are sufficient quantities of good quality groundwater in the Snake and Salt River basins to provide for future development. The WSGS completed its latest groundwater study on the Snake and Salt River basins in northwest Wyoming for the Wyoming Water Development Commission.

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WSGS Launches New Energy Resources Website
May 20 - The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has improved its online presence with a new website dedicated to the state’s energy resources. A click of a mouse takes users to informational pages on Wyoming coal, oil and natural gas, and uranium, with each energy sector featuring web content (including free downloads) ranging from nontechnical to scientific.

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Platte and Bear River Groundwater Resources Boosted Above Average Snowpack
April 23 - New reports by the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) on the groundwater resources of the Platte and Bear River basins show that the amount and quality of water in each basin varies considerably. What is certain among water scientists, however, is that snowpack plays a key role in Wyoming’s groundwater resources.

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Earthquake Felt in Yellowstone National Park
March 30 - The University of Utah reported a light earthquake occurred at 6:34 a.m. on Sunday, March 30. The epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 shock was located 4 miles north- northeast of Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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Wyoming’s Geologic Wonderland Provides Energy for the Nation
February 26 - Wyoming provides the nation with reliable and cost efficient energy, while also responding to a constantly changing energy environment. The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) today released its annual energy report series highlighting the state’s energy trends in supply and demand.





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