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UND Research Reveals the Truth Behind Satellite Images of Bakken Flares

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Researchers from the University of North Dakota (UND) Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Science's Department of Earth System Science and Policy announced today the findings of a recent report conducted to take a closer look at satellite images of associated gas (i.e., flaring) in the North Dakota Bakken Formation. "Satellite images featured in publications such as National Geographic show the night sky in sparsely populated areas of western North Dakota looking more like the bright lights of large metropolitan areas such as New York City, Boston, or Chicago," said Chris Zygarlicke, EERC Deputy Associate Director for Rese ...

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