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This Web Portal is made available to I2M Clients, Associates, geoscientists and the general public worldwide with a focus on scientific topics of interest offered by the management of I2M Associates, LLC. More →

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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.

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Climate Change (Global Warming or Cooling) resources and related issues, both political and technical, including CO2 sequestration, and Anthropocene issues.
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Coal related resources...
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Resources for various services and companies of possible interest to clients, associates, and geoscientists.

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Resources relating to mining and environmental topics on natural resource development and industrial remediation.

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Geo- and hydrochemistry resources relating to oil & gas development and the various associated fields of interest.

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To this must added recent ideas on society responses to future issues related to natural resource development and use.

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I2M Associates, LLC is a professional practice offering experienced geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, and other scientists with many years in mineral exploration and project management, mergers and acquisitions, and environmental assessments, including Brownfields redevelopment. Related areas of expertise include forensic and feasibility studies in the mining industry, the environmental industry and the legal community in the U.S. and overseas.

Led by Jeffrey D. King, P.G., and Michael D. Campbell, P.G., P.H., the Principals have served industry in the U.S. and overseas for de... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Economics

Matt Geiger blogs that the 5-year commodity bear market accelerated in 2015. The prices of virtually all commodities (soft or hard) saw double-digit declines. There were a few specific commodities that had remarkably bad years. The most newsworthy of course was oil, with both Brent and WTI seeing a roughly 45% drop in 2015.

Base metals were mixed, with nickel experiencing a particularly negative 12 months. Copper prices slid close to 25% in 2015. Supply or demand dynamics indicate that there could be more pain ahead for Zn but saw a similar decline but global supply or demand dynami... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

Matthew Spizziri reports that the Alabama Graphite Corp. announced results from down-stream lithium-ion battery tests recently performed on the Company Coated Spherical Purified Graphite that was produced from flake graphite obtained from the Company Coosa Graphite Project in Alabama.

1. Independent battery testing evaluated CSPG produced by the Company proprietary CSPG manufacturing process. The test results demonstrated that AGC CSPG responded very well in CR2016 lithium-ion battery coin cell (half-cell with Lithium counter electrode) performance testing.

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Index / Climate Change, Anthropocene & Associated Issues

Zalasiewicza, et al., report that the rise of plastics since the mid-20th century, both as a material element of modern life and as a growing environmental pollutant, has been widely described. Their distribution in both the terrestrial and marine realms suggests that they are a key geological indicator of the Anthropocene, as a distinctive strata component. Most immediately evident in terrestrial deposits, they are clearly becoming widespread in marine sedimentary deposits in both shallow- and deep-water settings. They are abundant and widespread as macroscopic fragments and virtually ubiquit... More →
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S. Afsah, K. Salcito and C. Wielga (the authors) report that Energy Efficiency is an over-rated policy tool when it comes to cutting energy use and CO2 emissions ... that is the basic message promoted by the U.S. think tank, the Breakthrough Institute (BTI), and amplified in major news outlets like the New Yorker and the New York Times. Their logic is that every action to conserve energy through efficient use leads to an opposite reaction to consume more energy, a rebound mechanism, which, according to the BTI, can negate as much as 60-100% of saved energy, and in some cases can backfire to in... More →
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Index / Coal / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact

Bobby Magill reports that the amount of electricity generated using coal in the U.S. declined to its lowest level since at least 1970 in November, according to data released this week by the Energy Information Administration. Coal-fired power plants generated 29% of the U.S. electric power supply in November, dropping from nearly 35% in July and 39% for all of 2014.

The trend continues the long decline away from national dominance as the primary source of electricity in the U.S., EIA analyst Glenn McGrath. Coal generation is about as low as it has ever been, he said. It is never be... More →
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Index / Renewable Energy (Other Energy Resources) / Climate Change

John Englander opines that the leaders of the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Friends of the Earth, are arguing that nuclear energy is too expensive and dangerous. They conclude it is time to divert all resources to renewable energy, particularly solar and wind. (But of course they would take such a position, being paid as commercial adversaries of nuclear power and paid supporters of wind and solar energy companies).

For the record, Englander fully endorses going 100% renewable energy just as soon as that is practical. But three significant points need to be made (and they are serious... More →
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Index / Gas Shales / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact

Dr. Conca reports that although renewables are increasing, natural gas burning is increasing even more. And will continue to grow faster than all other sources in the U.S. and Europe. But this may be a double-edged sword.

On the plus side ...

1. natural gas currently is cheap, but the price is expected to increase only slowly over the next two decades, barely a dollar per million British Thermal Units (MMBtu) over that time.

2. the carbon emissions are half those of coal (fugitive emissions from gas wells and pipelines notwithstanding).

3. it is a lo... More →
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Index / Uranium (Nuclear Minerals) / Related Environmental Issues / Environmental Impact - Cases, Nuclear Wastes

This presents the search results from the vast World Bank database of projects funding clean-up of abandoned uranium mines and uranium processing facilities operated in the 1950s and 1960s throughout the world.

Much has been learned from these projects regarding the nature of contaminant distribution around such sites and their environmental significance. All reports offer guidance to member countries in establishing modern regulations for uranium processing and associated activities. Of particular importance was the discrimination between natural, pre-existing soil and groundwater ... More →
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Index / Coal / Lignite, Graphite, Graphene, and Carbon Uses

Simon Rees reports that at the 1855 Exposition Universelle in Paris a wondrous new metal wowed the crowds ... aluminum. The enthusiasm surrounding it belied the decades of research taken to reach that point, with the big breakthrough occurring when Henri-Etienne Sainte-Claire Deville started producing the material on a commercial scale.

However, aluminum proved phenomenally expensive. French Emperor Napoleon III is said to have honored special dinner guests by providing them with aluminium cutlery. Everyone else had to make do with gold or silver.

The price only fell with... More →
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Index / International Resources, Funding Society Responses

Oliver Massmann opines on the liberalization of distribution in the power sector in Vietnam. He asks the question ....

1. What positive impacts will the absence of the current monopoly in distribution and production of power, petrol and coal have on the economy?

Answer ...In the Vietnam energy market, the group, EVN, has long been known as the state monopoly in transmission and distribution of electricity. Vietnam still features the Single Buyer Model with EVN purchase of all electricity generated from on-grid independent power projects. Investors find it extremely hard t... More →
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