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Understanding and Anticipating Induced Seismicity

Jan. 22, 2022

Many activities required to power and sustain human society have the potential to create earthquakes. This is known as ‘induced seismicity’. Historically, the first observations of induced seismicity were connected to mass displacement, such as during gold mining in South Africa as early as 1894, and coal mining.

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Shaky ground: Texas Railroad Commission takes much-needed stand on oilfield earthquakes

Jan. 22, 2022

On the cloudy afternoon of Dec. 15, I was in Houston speaking to a colleague on the phone in Midland when a 3.6 magnitude quake shook the oil-rich town. She nearly fell out of her chair, quickly ending the conversation by saying, “I need to check on my children.” It was one of 15,000 earthquakes to hit West Texas’ Permian Basin in the last five years.

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Flurry of earthquakes in Salina region raise new questions about wastewater injection

Jan. 22, 2022

TOPEKA — The 4.3 magnitude earthquake south of Salina in the first week of December was concerning enough hundreds of people contacted officials to report the home-rattling tremblor.
It turned out to be a precursor to more than a dozen quakes in the region that included a 4.0 at Gypsum and 3.5 at Assaria on Dec. 15, the Christmas surprise 2.0 in Marion, the 3.9 near Lindsborg and 3.3 at Salina on Sunday, and a triple-header Monday morning ranging from 2.5 to 2.8 on the perimeter of Salina.

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Geothermal energy could be generated from captured CO2, study shows

Jan. 22, 2022

University of Alberta research is making new strides in discoveries about capturing and storing carbon – while yielding a high-value end product from carbon dioxide.

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GEOMECHANICS SOFTWARE MARKET SIZE, DEMAND, GROWTH, TRENDS, SEGMENTATION AND FORECASTS RESEARCH TO 2026

Jan. 22, 2022

The research literature on Geomechanics Software market presents a comprehensive analysis of the major growth drivers, challenges, and prospects that are likely to shape the business dynamics over 2020-2026. Alongside, it offers latest updates on various industry segments and their sub-segments to provide a conclusive understanding of the overall size and scope of this domain. The study also incorporates a 360-degree outlook of the business scenario across the various geographies.

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On carbon capture, federal budget delivers promise, if not funds

Apr. 21, 2021

Once deemed too expensive, carbon capture and storage is now seen as crucial to meeting world's climate goals. It was expected to be the federal budget that made a big commitment to carbon capture and storage (CCS), and its twin, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS).

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Boreholes completed for Ontario’s Largest Geothermal Condo Tower

Apr. 15, 2021

The 66-storey EX3 condominium tower in Mississauga will use Mitsubishi Electric's VRF system in conjunction with its geothermal source.

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NICKEL: Giga Metals wants to develop world’s first carbon-neutral mine

Apr. 15, 2021

Giga Metals announced that, together with Greg Dipple of the University of British Columbia, the company is working towards developing the world’s first carbon-neutral mine.

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Mines awarded $6.3 million to build new geothermal energy system inspired by shale technology

Apr. 1, 2021

Colorado School of Mines researchers have been awarded $6.3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop and demonstrate a potentially transformative system to harness and distribute geothermal energy.

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Career Pathways in Geothermal Energy

Apr. 1, 2021

Greg Rhodes, a Geothermal Research Analyst in National Renewable Energy Laboratory will share interesting information about geothermal careers.

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Open access database to Stress Magnitude of Germany

Apr. 1, 2021

This open-access database compiles stress magnitude information from various sources. It currently includes 568 data records in the area of Germany and adjacent regions (latitude: 47 - 55.5 N; longitude: 5.8 - 15.1 E). The data records are ranked after a newly developed quality scheme for stress magnitude data.

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Alberta asks federal government to commit $30B to advance carbon capture technologies

Mar. 30, 2021

'We have been world leaders in the (CCUS) technology … [and] we're at risk of falling behind if we don't up our game. That's going to require major investments,' Premier Jason Kenney said at a press conference on Monday. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

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