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.).
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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.

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

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Reuters in Cairo reports that Russian state nuclear company Rosatom said on Monday a nuclear power station it will build in Egypt will cost up to US$21 billion and is expected to be finished by 2028-2029. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will sign an agreement on the project on Monday, the Kremlin said.


Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement in 2015 for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction. Rosatom Chairman Alexei...

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Welcome to the GeoDataPoint digital edition. Each issue will include exclusive in-depth features and a product showcase. Technologies we cover include LiDAR, BIM, UAVs, 3D modeling and design, sensor technology, mapping, handheld devices, laser scanning and more. Areas of focus will include architecture, engineering, surveying, construction, utilities, forensics, transportation, security, agriculture and mining.

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Dr. Conca reports that Stanford University Professor Mark Jacobson has become the prophet of a religion that claims the world can be fueled by 100% renewable energy. And according to Joshua Rhodes, you cannot question him without being excommunicated. And by excommunicated, I mean sued in court. In a bizarre and completely unscientific move, Jacobson filed a $10 million libel suit in Washington, D.C. Superior Court against another scientist, Dr. Christopher Clack, who dared to criticize him. Along with 20 other prominent scientists, Clack w...

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Brian Douglas, Director of System Engineering, Asteroid Mining Division, reports on the Arkyd-6 probe as a technical evolution of our Arkyd-3 spacecraft. Its avionics, software, structure, and mechanisms are all improved from the previous generation, and we’re in the process of improving it once again for the Arkyd-301 platform. But more than just a technical advancement, Arkyd-6 allowed us to evolve our design and engineering philosophies as well. Using the lessons learned from Arkyd-6, we have kept the design philosophies that worked rea...

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December 11, 2017


Steve Smith reports that in order to protect professionals from frivolous lawsuits, a Texas statute provides that lawsuits arising out of the provision of professional services (such as engineering or architecture) must include a certificate of merit.  That certificate must include a sworn statement by a qualified expert as to the negligence or other error committed; failure to file the certificate is grounds for dismissal. To benefit from this statute, merely being a company registered with the Board of Professional Engi...

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US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry yesterday announced $30 million of funding to support the development of advanced nuclear energy technology. The Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting proposals for cost-shared projects to develop innovative, industry-driven reactor designs and accompanying technologies with high potential to advance nuclear power in the USA. Perry yesterday released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the money which DOE will make available in fiscal 2018, subject to the availability of funds. It will be open for a five...

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Annette Cary reports that a poll conducted for Energy Northwest of 300 people living within 10 miles of its nuclear power plant near Richland, Wahington found that 94 percent support nuclear energy. Almost all of those people said they would like to see another nuclear energy facility located with Columbia Generating Station, which is on leased land at the Hanford nuclear reservation.


The poll was conducted in October and November by Bisconti Research and has a margin of error of plus or minus 6 percent. The company conducted a similar study...

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A military-led science program in China has constructed the world's most sensitive radio telescope: the 500-Meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) It is located in a remote area in the Guizhou Province nestled in the Karst Mountains. FAST is the largest radio telescope to date, surpassing the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The dish is the size of 30 football fields.


The telescope will have the collecting area of 73,000 sq. meters and can "see" more than 3 times further into space and survey the sky 10 times faster than Arecibo. Astron...

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Lee Billings reports that scientists are about to listen very closely for radio signals from our solar system’s first known interstellar visitor. Ever since its discovery in mid-October (2017 as it passed by Earth already outbound from our solar system, the mysterious object dubbed ‘Oumuamua' (Hawaiian for “first messenger”) has left astroscientists perplexed. Zooming down almost perpendicularly inside Mercury’s orbit at tens of thousands of kilometers per hour ... too fast for our star’s gravity to catch, ‘Oumuamua' appeared...

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Ben Santer opines that recently, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have called for the establishment of an adversarial “Red Team/Blue Team” (RT/BT) process to assess the credibility of key findings of climate science. These highly publicized requests echo earlier calls for an RT/BT process by New York University physicist Steven Koonin. The underlying premise is that previous assessments of climate science are untrustworthy, self-serving, underestimate key uncertainties, and lack participation from critical voi...

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