How to save Old Faithful

Barrick, Kenneth A.
March 2009
Agroborealis;Spring2009, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p23
Academic Journal
The article examines the efforts in protecting the Geyser Basins. It states that these geologic features are vulnerable to irreversible damage or quenching from nearby human development activities such as industrial-scale electricity production, filling of hydroelectric reservoirs, and exploration for the precious metals precipitated by hydrothermal waters. Factors that increase geothermal energy development, a concern for the sustainability of the world's remaining geyser basins, include the search for alternative energy resources and technological advancements. It is noted that the remaining geysers in the world are found in only five major clusters including the Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. and in Iceland.


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