What Lies Beneath http://wuky.org en WHAT LIES BENEATH: Soil Mapping Process Long Way From Over http://wuky.org/post/what-lies-beneath-soil-mapping-process-long-way-over <p>In an age of remote sensing and digital mapping you might think we have all the maps we'll ever need.&nbsp; Mike Lynch says think again. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Mike Lynch & Kentucky Geological Survey 45913 at http://wuky.org WHAT LIES BENEATH: Soil Mapping Process Long Way From Over Kentucky Man Finds Very Old Tree In His Backyard http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-man-finds-very-old-tree-his-backyard <p>Digging around in your own back yard can turn up some surprising things as one Kentucky man can attest in our latest chapter of <em>What Lies Beneath.</em> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:40:00 +0000 Mike Lynch 38550 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Man Finds Very Old Tree In His Backyard KGS Well Could Aid Pharmaceutical Research http://wuky.org/post/kgs-well-could-aid-pharmaceutical-research <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - In a recent installment of What Lies Beneath, we told you about a well being drilled in Carter County by the Kentucky Geological Survey to test the capacity of deep geologic formations to hold carbon dioxide.&nbsp; Now as KGS's Mike Lynch reports, the well may also help with pharmaceutical research being conducted at the University of Kentucky.</p><p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:40:00 +0000 Mike Lynch 33412 at http://wuky.org KGS Well Could Aid Pharmaceutical Research What Lies Beneath: Digging Deep In Carter County http://wuky.org/post/what-lies-beneath-digging-deep-carter-county <p>CARTER CO., Ky -&nbsp; In 2007, the Kentucky legislature allocated $5 million for research into deep underground storage of carbon dioxide, produced by the burning of fossils fuels in power plants and other large industrial plants. The money went to the Kentucky Geological Survey at UK for the research, and Mike Lynch reports that the last of the carbon-storage projects has begun.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 04 May 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Mike Lynch & Kentucky Geological Survey 30872 at http://wuky.org What Lies Beneath: Digging Deep In Carter County Was That An Earthquake Or Something Else? http://wuky.org/post/was-earthquake-or-something-else <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - A November 10th earthquake in Letcher County showed that Kentucky really is "earthquake country".&nbsp; The Kentucky Geological Survey's Mike Lynch has this report on a new seismic monitoring station in Hazard, Kentucky.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A small excavator rolls up just behind the Perry County Public Library with a 9-inch wide augur to drill a five-foot deep hole.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:49:16 +0000 Mike Lynch 28201 at http://wuky.org Was That An Earthquake Or Something Else? UK, Other Groups Monitoring Watershed Quality Near Lexington http://wuky.org/post/uk-other-groups-monitoring-watershed-quality-near-lexington <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - In 2008, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government and the U.S. EPA came to an agreement on improvements to Lexington’s sanitary sewers to reduce the accidental overflow of untreated sewage into area streams. That agreement has resulted in studies by several UK departments into the water quality of the region.&nbsp; Mike Lynch reports on research work being done on one local watershed by the Kentucky Geological Survey.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:27:56 +0000 Mike Lynch 28200 at http://wuky.org UK, Other Groups Monitoring Watershed Quality Near Lexington Kentucky Geological Survey Tracking Landslide Risks http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-geological-survey-tracking-landslide-risks <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - The word landslide can sometimes mean different things to different people.&nbsp; Politicians hope they'll be on the plus side of a landslide, but if you are a homeowner whose property butts up against a hill, a landslide can take on a very different and literal meaning.&nbsp; The Kentucky Geological Survey's Mike Lynch has the story.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:54:35 +0000 Mike Lynch 28195 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Geological Survey Tracking Landslide Risks Kentucky Geolgical Survey Experimenting With Carbon Dioxide Storage http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-geolgical-survey-experimenting-carbon-dioxide-storage <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - You've probably heard of the concerns many scientists have expressed about the effects of human-generated carbon dioxide on our planet's climate.&nbsp; Electricity generating plants and other industries emit millions of tons of the gas into the atmosphere every year.&nbsp; The Kentucky Geological Survey at UK has been doing research on ways to store captured carbon dioxide in deep formations under ground.&nbsp; Mike Lynch reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:32:20 +0000 Mike Lynch 28194 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Geolgical Survey Experimenting With Carbon Dioxide Storage Team Of UK Archaelogists Digging Into Shaker Village's Distant Past http://wuky.org/post/team-uk-archaelogists-digging-shaker-villages-distant-past <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Geological Survey's Mike Lynch is back with his series of <em>What Lies Beneath Us </em>reports.&nbsp; This one examines important archeological work going on at nearby Shaker Village.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Visitors to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill usually come for a relaxing stroll among the restored buildings and to experience the songs, dances, and other practices of the people who built the 19<sup>th</sup>-Century community in Mercer County, Kentucky.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:12:16 +0000 Mike Lynch 28191 at http://wuky.org Team Of UK Archaelogists Digging Into Shaker Village's Distant Past Is Your Well Water Really Safe To Drink? http://wuky.org/post/your-well-water-really-safe-drink <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - If you happen to live outside a major city, your drinking water might come from a well or cistern.&nbsp; The question you might want to ask is how safe is that water to drink?&nbsp; The Kentucky Geological Survey's Mike Lynch has this <em>What Lies Beneath</em> report.&nbsp; WARNING:&nbsp; Some of the material discussed may make you a little queasy.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>“We just lower it down manually….…We’re at water level now.”</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:57:19 +0000 Mike Lynch 28143 at http://wuky.org Is Your Well Water Really Safe To Drink?