News and Announcements

As the first U.S. organization to become a founding partner of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) initiative, the American Geological Institute (AGI) is looking forward to enhancing the breadth of participation and perspective to the development of this important effort to enhance the global standing of the geosciences.
Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 00:00
Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting at least seven Atlantic hurricanes this year, with as many as five matching Ivan's destructive force. In light of the hurricane season predictions, the Congressional Hazards Caucus Coalition will sponsor two one-hour briefings on "Hurricanes: Lessons Learned to Reduce Future Risk," on Capitol Hill, Monday July 11, 2005.
Friday, July 8, 2005 - 00:00
Safe and clean water is central to American life. We expect safe water from every faucet any time we want, and most economic activity relies on readily available and clean water. The American Geological Institute's (AGI) publication, Water and the Environment examines how science addresses many of the issues central to providing clean and safe water for society.
Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute's (AGI) Executive Director, Marcus Milling, was awarded the prestigious Association of American State Geologist's (AASG) Pick and Gavel Award, presented to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the role of geoscience in public policy.
Tuesday, April 5, 2005 - 16:05
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has released a report on the state of introductory geoscience enrollment in the United States during the 2003-2004 academic year.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 23:00
With the price of oil over $50 a barrel and possibly increasing, the importance of energy in our daily lives has once again become evident. The recent run-up in oil prices combined with continued global instability in major oil-producing areas has highlighted America's dependency on oil. The American Geological Institute (AGI) has produced a guide, Petroleum and the Environment, that helps the public, educators and policy makers understand petroleum from its formation to its consumption, including the many environmental issues that develop along the way.
Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 23:00
The latest edition of the Directory of Geoscience Departments (DGD) - the definitive source for information about college and university geoscience departments in the United States and in 51 countries - has just been published by the American Geological Institute (AGI).
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces the appointment of Dr. Linda R. Rowan as the new Director of the Government Affairs Program.
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 - 23:00
Through a cooperative agreement between the American Geological Institute (AGI) and Geoscience Australia, AusGeoRef, an online database of geoscience references is now available
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has released the tenth edition of the GeoRef Thesaurus. The reference includes 21,700 index terms, of which approximately 1,250 are new additions.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 23:00

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