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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.).
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Various useful resources such as related research journals, technical tools, databases, glossaries...
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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.

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In cooperation with Harris-Galveston Subsidence District, the City of Houston, Fort Bend County Subsidence District, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, and Brazoria County Groundwater Conservation District, the U.S. Geological Survey Texas Water Science Center Gulf Coast Program collects, processes, and interprets groundwater-level and aquifer-sediment-compaction data to understand the effects of groundwater withdrawal on land subsidence in the Houston-Galveston region, Texas. Forty Years of Research has been conducted in the Hou...

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Dennis Berzhanin summarizes:

1. Uranium investors have welcomed recent production cuts from Cameco and Kazatomprom.


2. The ever-increasing construction of nuclear reactors will cause demand to keep rising.


3. Political climate is the most favorable to uranium producers, since at least the Bush Administration.


4. Both Uranium Participation Corp. and Global X Uranium ETF are compelling ways to create exposure to the uranium market.

Uranium has been one of the more controversial and important commodities in the last 10 years. Scientifically...

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Priscila Barrera reports via Coal 101 that lignite, a type of coal that is generally yellow to dark brown, is the first product of the coalification process. That places it between peat and sub-bituminous coal, as per classifications used in the US and Canada. Formed from peat compressed at shallow depths at temperatures below 100 degrees Celsius, or 212 degrees Fahrenheit, lignite beds are easily mined; many are also quite thick. Lignite is geologically young for coal, having formed anywhere between 251 million years ago and the present.


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Researchers at the University of Kentucky say they have discovered a method of producing rare earths from coal that is cost effective and environmentally conscious. “As far as I know, our team is the first in the world to have provided a 98 percent pure rare earth concentrate from a coal source,” said professor of mining engineering Rick Honaker.


The U.S. Department of Energy has invested millions in research to extract rare earths from coal in an effort to establish a domestic rare earths supply that is independent of China, currently the...

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Brien Lundin reports that there was big news in uranium industry announced a few days ago when Cameco (CCJ) announced it was shutting down its McArthur River mine; this is the world’s largest uranium mine, responsible for about 11% of global production. While it’s hard to determine in the slow-moving spot uranium market, it seemed as if the news gave a quick boost to the commodity’s price. Easier to determine was the effect on our recommended uranium junior mining companies: They’re prices spiked immediately.


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The Uranium Producers of America (“UPA”) was founded in 1985 to promote a sustainable and strong domestic uranium mining and conversion industry by fostering free and fair competition while being environmentally sensitive to the communities in which we live and work.  UPA believes for the United States to become energy independent and for national security reasons, it is vital that domestic uranium serves as a prominent and stable component of our country’s nuclear fuel supply.


The United States currently derives about 20% of its electricity...

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Ryan F. Mandelbaum reports that a supercharged bolt of electricity extending from the sky to the ground is known to kill people. But it can also produce nuclear reactions, according to new research. Scientists have long known that thunderstorms can produce high-energy radiation, like this one from December, 2015 that blasted a Japanese beach town with some gamma radiation. But now, another team of researchers in Japan are reporting conclusive evidence of these gamma rays setting off atom-altering reactions like those in a nuclear reactor.


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Matt Birney reports that Northern Minerals Limited is focused on the development of heavy rare earths projects, in particular the element dysprosium. Through the development of its flagship project, Browns Range, Northern Minerals aims to be the next significant dysprosium producer outside of China. Located 160 km south east of Halls Creek in northern Western Australia, the Browns Range Project (the Project) is positioned to become the first significant dysprosium producer outside of China.


Following a review in 2016, Northern Minerals develo...

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This video explains the two most important methods of In-Situ Biological Treatment of Contaminated Soil, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): bioventing and phytoremediation. Bioventing involves the injection of air into the vadose zone of the soil, increasing the indigenous microbial activity, which in turn increases the rate of removal of the pollutants. Bioventing is particularly efficient at targeting pollutants from petroleum products. Phytoremediation is the use of plants to extract, degrade, contain, or immobilize...

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The Blue Sky's Amarillo Grande Project begun with a discovery of a new uranium district in Argentina. This new uranium district was first identified, staked and underwent preliminary exploration by Blue Sky from 2007 to 2012 as part of the Grosso Group’s strategy of adding alternative energy focus to its successful portfolio of metals exploration companies. The proximity of several major targets suggests that if resources are delineated a central processing facility would be envisioned. The area is flat-lying, semi-arid and accessible year-ro...

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