Policy & Critical Issues Blog

Stay up to date on issues at the intersection of geoscience and society with our Policy & Critical Issues blog posts from the AGI Geotimes blog.

Earth
(2016-11-01)
Welcome to November! Here’s what’s new from the Critical Issues Program: •  The 2016 Critical Issues Forum took place on October 27-28, hosted by the Payne Institute for Earth Resources at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The topic of the Forum was “Addressing Changes in Regional Groundwater Resources: Lessons from the High Plains Aquifer”. The Forum was attended by a wide range of scientists, economists, water managers, policy experts,...
 
#MapOfTheDay! Check out this interactive map of mineral resources in Maine from @MaineDACF  #mainething
(2016-11-01)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of mineral resources in Maine from the Maine Geological Survey, part of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (@MaineDACF), which you can...
 
#MapOfTheDay is back! Check out this interactive map of Tennessee #waterquality assessments from @TNEnvironment
(2016-10-31)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of water quality assessments in Tennessee from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (@TNEnvironment), which you can find at http://bit.ly/1q15lYW. For more...
 
NOAA U.S. Winter Outlook Temperature Map
(2016-10-21)
On October 20, 2016, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its U.S. Winter Outlook, and the updated La Niña forecast took center stage. Mike Halpert, Deputy Director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC), and David Miskus, also of CPC, briefed reporters and answered questions on NOAA’s winter forecast. Click “Read More” to see the highlights. •  As of October 13, NOAA anticipates a weak La Niña this winter. Although La Niña forecasts do not give...
 
Screenshot of the Maryland Coastal Atlas
(2016-10-20)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of coastal geoscience information in Maryland from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (@MarylandDNR), which you can find at http://bit.ly/2eaLfIA. For more...
 
Map of earthquake probabilities across the U.S. Image Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
(2016-10-19)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared a map of earthquake probabilities across the United States from the U.S. Geological Survey (@USGS), which you can find at http://bit.ly/1LBgCbE. For more information on earthquakes, check out our...
 
Image of the U.S. Capitol Dome with autumn leaves on trees.
(2016-10-19)
The September Geoscience Policy Monthly Review is available! This month we cover the bipartisan endorsement of the Earth Science Week Resolution, bills on women in STEM, the Energy Policy Modernization Act, the North Dakota Access Pipeline, and much more. 
 
Screenshot of interactive map of mines in Colorado. Image Credit: Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety
(2016-10-18)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of mines in Colorado from the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety, which you can find at http://bit.ly/2aDJC26. For more information on mining, check out our...
 
Interactive map of geoscience features in Kentucky. Image Credit: Kentucky Geological Survey
(2016-10-17)
#MapOfTheDay! Today the Critical Issues Program (@AGI_GeoIssues) shared an interactive map of geoscience features in Kentucky from the Kentucky Geological Survey (@KGSNews), which you can find at http://bit.ly/1HvVsFA. The Karst Potential Map...
 

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