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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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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 engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, and other scientists with many years in environmental assessments, including remediation management, mineral exploration and project management, mergers and acquisitions. Related areas of expertise include forensic and feasibility studies in the environmental and mining industries, and environmental site assessments, due diligence assessments, and impact assessments in addition to brownfield redevelopment and management (as well as grant application assistance) in the U.S, and for state ... More →
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Rolf Schuttenhelm reports that in Part 16 of his temperature trend analysis series, he discusses one of the main reasons almost everyone still underestimates climate urgency: Thermal inertia of the climate system, a delay between the moment of emissions of CO2, and the moment the (majority of) inevitably resulting atmospheric warming manifests itself, a time lag of decades, with very large implications.

Before the onset of new subsequent atmospheric warming records (2014, 2015, 2016), atmospheric warming showed what some referred to as a plateau. This graph shows the opposite of tha... More →
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Buono, et al., Baker Institute of Rice University (2015) opine that providing access to clean water is a grand challenge in engineering (actually in geoscience), and supplying sufficient, clean water is a problem around the globe (usually dealt with by professional hydrogeologists and by licensed geoscientists in the State of Texas). This challenge is visible in Texas, where drought coincides with population growth and increases in water demand.

The 2012 Texas State Water Plan reports a 2,700 million cubic meters (MCM) gap between fresh water supply and demand in 2010, a number pre... More →
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Ellis (2015) reports that in August 2013, the Appraisal Practices Board of the U.S. Appraisal Foundation issued its APB Valuation Advisory #4 - Identifying Comparable Properties, which contains analysis and examples that may suggest a broader meaning of the term comparable properties than is current convention in real property value appraisal in the United States and internationally.

The advisory is directed at the appraisal of real property of all kinds, including interests in mineral properties, as indicated by the inclusion of two mineral property appraisal papers in the appendi... More →
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Familiarity with nuclear energy and its role as a reliable producer of low-carbon electricity increases support for the technology, according to a new national public opinion survey. There is a direct connection between feeling knowledgeable about nuclear energy and favoring it, said Ann Bisconti, of Bisconti Research. Among respondents who feel very well-informed about nuclear energy, 75% are in favor and 54% are strongly favorable. In contrast, only 18% of the self-described very well-informed group strongly opposes it.

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Just released figures, illustrations and data sources from the 2015 update of the Planetary Boundaries, (Steffen et. al, 16 January 2015, Science)

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Fig. 1. The conceptual framework for the planetary boundaries approach

Fig, 2. The global distributions and current status of the control variables for (A) biogeochemical flows, P, (B) biogeochemical flows N, (C) land-system change, and (D) freshwater use

Fig. 3. The current status of the control variables for seven of the nine planetary boundaries

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Hannah Waters of the Smithsonian, opines that even though the dire predictions of first Earth Day almost 50 years ago did not come to be, they live on in our environmental discourse, and then as now, the most extreme voices get the most attention.

It is important to acknowledge that there is a relationship between the past predictions and the current ones, says Paul Sabin, a Yale environmental historian. They helped feed a dynamic of extremes with both sides bashing each other.

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A new technique to spot contamination of shallow groundwater has been devised by a team of researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Center. The new technique can be used to track the contamination caused by unconventional gas extraction methods like fracking.

This new development could also help to regulate the safety of coal-bed methane extraction as well as shale gas extraction, which have raised concerns regarding contamination of groundwater.

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This month the EFG GeoNews draws geologists attention to the workshop co-organised by APG and EFG in May in Lisbon .. The importance of geological knowledge for sustainable land use. In the section Minerals, you will find more information about the international STONECHANGE 2016 conference that offers special opportunities for all EurGeol title holders.

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European Institutions ...

Public consultation on the development of a comprehensive, integrated Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness Strategy for the Energy Union
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Stephanie Scotti blogs that there is something extraordinary about TED. This nonprofit foundation has touched millions around the world with inspirational talks, spreading ideas that invite listeners to see the world in a new or different way. Chances are, you have been seen at least one TED talk.

Scotti was recently honored to serve on the Speaker Selection Committee and be a speaker coach for a TEDx event in Raleigh, NC. This experience gave rise to some lessons and tips worth spreading.

TED-inspired tips to enhance your next presentation ...

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