This I2M Web Portal is made available to Clients, Associates, geoscientists, and the general public worldwide with a focus on geoscientific and other matters of interest to I2M management. Topical categories are presented below. The emphasis of the Web portal’s coverage to date is illustrated here. Searches can be conducted using single words, phrases or exact phrases (if you put them in quotes), for example: a simple phrase might be Russian interests in U.S. uranium whereas an exact phrase is "vapor intrusion". I2M Associates personnel also monitor hazardous field conditions around the world via our Field Alerts program, cybersecurity conditions on the Internet in our Security Alert program, and relevant bias in the Media in our Confronting Media Bias Alerts program. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.
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Resources relating to astrogeology, off-world natural resource exploration and development, planet defense, and associated news of space developments. Also including information related to off-world activities, such as the development of robotics and to serious reports of extraterrestrial life that may create unintended consequences for humans.

Biological resources relating to natural-resource development, environmental remediation, and conservation.

Biomass and derived biofuels related resources...
Climate Change (Global Warming or Cooling) resources and related issues, both political and technical, including CO2 sequestration, and Anthropocene issues.
Society conflicts, and training issues involving various Agencies, Colleges, Universities... as well as those related to Non-Science Issues (Creationism, Intelligent Design, etc.).
Resources relating to mining and environmental topics on natural resource development and industrial remediation.

Various useful resources such as related research journals, technical tools, databases, glossaries...
Geo- and hydrochemistry resources relating to oil & gas development and the various associated fields of interest.

Geophysics, Environmental, Geological, Geotech subjects that apply to energy, mining and environmental issues of the day, and the associated applications of interest to I2M management.

Geospatial resources relating to oil & gas development and the associated energy, mining and environmental uses and applications.

Health and safety resources related to traveling overseas, mining, oil and gas development and production and environmental projects. Also includes cyber-security issues.

Related to hydroelectric dams and pumped storage of water to create electrical or mechanical power.

The latest resources involving hydrogeology, geology, and the related environmental issues...
Resources with distinct international impacts that may or may not have applications in the U.S. To this must added recent ideas on society responses to future issues related to natural resource development and use.

Information related nuclear power plants, nuclear power generation of electricity, associated economics, SMRs

Includes all oil and gas-related resources, i.e., gas hydrates, oil sand, tar sands, etc.
Local, national, and international geological societies and associations.

This category includes discussions on rare earth deposits, mining and associated economic assessments
Risk Assessment subjects associated with natural occurrences or with those applicable to mining, oil & gas, or other industrial activities and their waste products.

Toxicological-related resources associated with natural occurrences or those applicable to mining, oil & gas, or other industrial activities and waste products.

Resources relating only to current weather and associated tools. For long-term issues, see the Climate Change category above.

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Bill Yingling reports that 


The electric power industry has known for decades that a nuclear detonation in the atmosphere above the United States could disrupt the nation’s electric grid. Now the industry’s research arm, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), working with the U.S. Department of Energy, is performing a study that will help predict the extent of the damage. That, in turn, will help determine the steps utilities can take in advance to prevent, or at least mitigate, the consequences. A panel of experts discussed the to...

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Daniel Carson reports that there is an increased likelihood that nuclear plants such as Davis-Besse and Perry will not be able to operate through the end of their useful lives, due to the inability of energy companies to receive needed legislative or regulatory support. Jones made his remarks during a FirstEnergy Corp. webcast to investors concerning the company's fourth quarter earnings in 2017.


Jones said FirstEnergy's unregulated subsidiary, FirstEnergy Solutions, has an approximately $100 million bond payment due April 2, and while he can...

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Greg Klein reports that the world’s largest economy and strongest military has taken another step to mitigate some surprising vulnerabilities. On February 16 the U.S. Department of the Interior released a draft list of 35 minerals deemed critical to American well-being. The move follows December’s presidential executive order calling for a “federal strategy to ensure secure and reliable supplies of critical minerals.” In response the U.S. Geological Survey compiled the new list, which now awaits input from the public. Americans have unt...

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A geohazard is a geological state that may lead to widespread damage or risk. Geohazards are geological and environmental conditions and involve long-term or short-term geological processes. Geohazards include earthquakes, volcanic activity, landslides, tsunamis, etc. and can range from local events such as a rock slide or coastal erosion to events that threaten humankind such as a supervolcano or meteorite impact. Earth scientists undertake research to better understand these hazards and contribute to risk management policies related to social...

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The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) advances informed environmental policy and decision making through science. Our work and programs include interdisciplinary research, scientific assessment,information dissemination, training and curriculum development.  We engage scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders and officials at all levels of government. NCSE is a non-profit organization established in 1990 and has a longstanding reputation for non-partisanship. We invite you to explore our work and join ou...

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Michelle Lee reports that former NASA researcher and current University of Central Florida professor Dr. Phil Metzger presented a proposal stating that mining and manufacturing outside of our planet is currently possible with the technology we have today, and it would be advantageous to Earth, as well (as opposed to a money drain). Surprisingly enough, the biggest challenge to humanity taking this next step isn’t money or the lack of technology. According to Dr. Metzger, “The main challenge for this concept, is neither technology no...

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Karla Lant reports that NASA is fast-tracking a planned trip to 16 Psyche — an asteroid that almost completely consists of nickel-iron metal. The iron in 16 Psyche alone is estimated to be worth $10,000 quadrillion, if humans were able to somehow extract it and bring it to Earth, which sounds great, until you realize that the entire global economy is only worth $78 trillion. Injecting that much worth into the world economy would crash it, in a totally different kind of asteroid impact than most people think about. Fortunately, extracting mi...

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Kristin Houser reports that SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket could facilitate a 21st century Gold Rush of sorts, only instead of heading west, these miners would search for valuable minerals and chemicals in space. Our solar system is filled with millions of asteroids, rocky worlds ranging in size from just a few feet across to hundreds of miles in diameter. For more than a century, humans have considered the possibility of mining asteroids, but the logistics have proven prohibitive.


The first step — landing on an asteroid — requires a craft...

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Brad Jones reports that the "new" administration’s latest budget proposal released on February 12, 2018 could have major consequences for the future of renewable energy in the U.S. If Congress approves the budget, it would cut the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s funding by more than half, and completely elimination of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, which is a program that issues grants to energy startups from across the country. The program was nearly discontinued in 2017, but Congress...

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Dom Galeon reports that almost two years after the original incident, a new report by a group of University of Pennsylvania researchers, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), sheds more light on the mystery. The JAMA study confirms that the diplomats didn’t just experience concussive symptoms — headaches, memory problems, brain swelling — but they had suffered concussions without ever being hit on the head. The JAMA report, which studied 21 of the 24 affected U.S. diplomats, confirmed that they had su...

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