Press Releases and News

Below are links to relevant AGI press releases and news items related to the Programs and Endowments of the American Geosciences Institute Foundation.

This webinar, sponsored by AGI's Critical Issues Program and the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey, and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), provides an overview of how groundwater and surface water interact, what the implications of these interactions on water resources are, and how water can be more effectively managed if an understanding of these interactions is incorporated.

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 13:00 EDT

The Critical Issues Research Database seeks to connect end-users to the wealth of information available on issues at the intersection of geoscience and society such as the occurrence of natural resources, hazard mitigation and pollution risks.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:39 EDT

This webinar, sponsored by AGI's Critical Issues Program and the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), provides current information about induced seismic activity in the United States, specifically in the mid-continent. It includes information on mitigation planning, the current state of seismic monitoring at the state level, and the challenges in communicating the science of the issue to the public and decision-makers.

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 16:00 EDT

Scientific and technologic advances related to hydraulic fracturing have dramatically increased the supply of U.S. oil and gas; because of this, a methane economy – in which natural gas provides the leading share of primary energy consumption – is now a possible scenario for U.S. energy development.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 15:10 EDT

The Critical Issues Forum “America’s Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas: Benefits and Risks of a Methane Economy” will be held in Fort Worth, Texas from November 19-20, 2014.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 16:58 EDT