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House discusses 3 bills on energy and mineral development

Excavator mining

The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources discussed three bills introduced before the August recess. Two of these bills seek to amend to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, while the third bill proposes a new method for state onshore oil and gas leasing on federal lands.

Representation of Women in the Geoscience Workforce in 2013

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Currents #119 investigated the representation of women in geoscience faculty positions in the United States. To extend that conversation of gender representation in the geosciences, NSF’s 2013 restricted-use data file integrating the National Survey of College Graduates and the Survey of Doctoral Recipients was used to look at the representation of women in the geoscience workforce as a whole. These are longitudinal surveys that follow individuals through their careers.

Bipartisan legislation introduced to curb carbon pollution

Power lines. Image Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX-11) introduced the Carbon Capture Act (CCA). This legislation incentivizes Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) projects, which use technologies to capture up to 90 percent of carbon dioxide emissions produced from industrial processes, including electricity generation.

GeoRef Partners with AGU Virtual Poster Showcase to Feature Student Abstracts

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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that all abstracts submitted to the Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS), a student event organized by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), will be listed in GeoRef, AGI's premier database for geoscientific literature.