Press Releases

You are invited to join in celebration of the 6th Annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 15:15
On Tuesday, October 6, geoscience community leaders from Colorado's schools, government, industry, and nonprofit sector met to discuss and celebrate the value of geoscience in education. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), which organized the event as a special celebration of Earth Science Week (October 11-17), presented Denver-area schools with custom-designed Earth Science Week 2015 Toolboxes during the event.
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 14:53
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce two city-specific celebrations of its annual geoscience awareness campaign, Earth Science Week, taking place October 11-17, 2015. Earth Science Week Denver and Earth Science Week Houston will serve as major centers of public awareness activities.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 16:34
Water demand in communities nationwide is decreasing due to better efficiency and more effective conservation programs, but also due to demographic shifts that may require a rethink in the way that water usage is modeled.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 14:06
Earthquake early warning (EEW) is exactly what it says: It is an early warning that shaking is coming and it can typically give a few seconds to a few minutes, at most, of warning. The warnings can be sent off just after an earthquake occurs on a fault, but before the damaging secondary waves are felt. In the October cover story, EARTH Magazine explores the development of EEW systems in California, Oregon and Washington. Learn about how EEW systems work, who gets to beta test them, and how the scientists and engineers are navigating the waters of the public policy-science interface.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 16:13
The results of a survey have been published in a report assessing the academic experiences of Master's candidates against the skill sets identified as valuable for non-academic working professionals. The study titled, "Geoscience Career Master's Preparation Survey" sought to understand students' experiences within geology, geography or hybrid geology-geography Master's programs, their career goals and interests, and how well they are being prepared to enter into non-academic positions.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 14:36
In a study covered by EARTH Magazine, geoscientists identified fossils that are helping close the 15-million-year period in the fossil record known as Romer's Gap - the time from when fish showed early evidence of arms and legs until we definitively see four-legged land animals.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:56
The American Geosciences Institute's (AGI) is pleased to announce the release of a community consensus statement on access and inclusion of geoscientists with disabilities. This statement was inspired by the 2014 AGI Leadership Forum, which brought together the Executive Directors and Presidents of AGI's Member Societies to discuss the issue of access and inclusion of persons with disabilities in the geosciences.
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 11:16
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the National Association of Geoscience Teachers are pleased to welcome Baylor University Professor, Dr. Vincent Cronin as the Editor of the Physical Geology Lab Manual, starting with the the 11th Edition.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 14:53
2015 represents the bicentenary of the William Smith Map, one of the most important geologic maps ever created and the first national geologic map ever produced. To celebrate, GeoRef, the world's largest geoscience reference database is adding approximately 25,000 map references.
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 17:36