Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Federal stimulus funds to improve seismic monitoring in Yellowstone

With funding made available for the installation of 10 new seismic monitoring stations over the next two years, the Yellowstone super volcano will soon be the best monitored hot spot in the world, according to Bob Smith. “We should have a fantastic network, probably the best in the world over an active volcano,” said Smith, a University of Utah geology and geophysics professor and member of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. The observatory is jointly operated by the U.S. Geological Survey, Yellowstone National Park and the University of Utah. Funding for the project will come from a portion of $950,000 in Recovery Act money given to the observatory...read more

Obama & the congress are putting Old Faithful to shame, belching money all over the country.

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