Topic: Geosciences

Federal Support for Basic Research Enriches Everyone

Aug. 12, 2015
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Basic research into how our planet operates is an essential investment. That’s why it is alarming that the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act critically underfunds the geosciences during a time when understanding of the Earth has never been more important.

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ExxonMobil Foundation Donates Record Matching Gift Amount

May 4, 2015
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The ExxonMobil Foundation has donated nearly $1.5 million to UT Austin to help boost business, engineering and geosciences programs and support the foundation’s mission to encourage women and minorities to pursue careers as scientists and engineers. 

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Post-Sandy Survey Shows a Polluted but Generally Intact Barrier System off Long Island

Dec. 11, 2013

As coastal communities continue to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, scientists at this week's annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union offer some encouraging news: The storm did not seriously damage the offshore barrier system that controls erosion on Long Island.

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Model Suggests Ocean Currents Shape Europa's Icy Shell in Ways Critical for Potential Habitats

Dec. 3, 2013

In a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research have shown that the subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of sustaining biological life.

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New, Rigorous Assessment of Shale Gas Reserves Forecasts Reliable Supply from Barnett Shale Through 2030

Feb. 28, 2013

A new study, believed to be the most thorough assessment yet of the natural gas production potential of the Barnett Shale, foresees slowly declining production through the year 2030 and beyond and total recovery at greater than three times cumulative production to date. This forecast has broad implications for the future of U.S energy production and policy.

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