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.

Google map of the Gold King Mine spill showing some topographic relief, check boxes to activate sample locations coded for sampling agency.
(2016-08-18)
#MapOfTheDay! Interactive map of Colorado Gold King Mine Spill: http://bit.ly/1KIOfZ0  Thanks @AZGeology! ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
 
Picture of Patrick Leahy, Gifford Wong and Maeve Boland
(2016-08-16)
Today was a real treat! AGI had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with this year's William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow, Dr. Gifford Wong. Today he shared his experiences as a geoscientist in the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. For more information on the fellowship go to: http://bit.ly/2bwecwT  
 
U.S. national map showing drought risk.
(2016-08-11)
#MapOfTheDay! Explore #drought risk across the U.S. http://bit.ly/1FRHakA via @DroughtCenter ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
 
Geologic Map of Georgia, USA
(2016-08-05)
#MapOfTheDay! It's time to explore the geology of Georgia with this interactive map: http://bit.ly/1SbEhSE via @USGS ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
 
Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climatic Conditions is a National map of the U.S. that only shows topographic relief. Superimposed on top are symbols for hydroelectric power, nuclear power, oil and gas, coal power, electricity and solar.
(2016-08-04)
#MapOfTheDay! How does climate impact energy? Find out here: http://bit.ly/1Mu6wHO via the Department of Energy twitter account @ENERGY
 
(2016-08-03)
AGI's Geoscience Policy Program has published the July 2016 Geoscience Policy Monthly Review. There are updates on arctic drilling regulations, nuclear waste storage, the future of Yucca Mountain, management of Superfund sites, the status of icebreakers and satellites, and a new foundation to mitigate abandoned mines. Additionally, the review covers a recent breifing held by the Congressional Hazards Caucus Alliance on...
 
Screen shot of today's weather hazards on the www.weather.gov site.
(2016-08-03)
#MapOfTheDay! What are today's hazards? Find out here: http://weather.gov via @WRNAmbassadors ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
 
(2016-08-02)
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting a workshop "Drones and the Future of Aviation" today which can be live-streamed. OSTP also outlined key actions that will be announced today including: $35 million in research funding from NSF, and a broad range of...
 
Cover of the Updated Version of the Geochemical Atlas of Alaska. Watercolor of a plane flying through Alaskan Mountain Ranges.
(2016-08-01)
The USGS has released an updated version of the Geochemical Map of Alaska. Additionally, the USGS Minerals Program tweeted an interview regarding the origins of this update - namely stable access to critical minerals. AGI's Critical Issues Program hosted a webinar on the "Science and Supply of Critical...
 
(2016-07-29)
#MapOfTheDay! Where are mineral resources & mines in the U.S.? Interactive #map: http://bit.ly/1F8jS9m  via @USGS ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
 

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