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The U.S. Department of Energy, which has been researching carbon dioxide storage for years, announced $12 million in new research grants this month to learn the potential of the Atlantic sea floor to sequester carbon along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast. Carbon capture and storage, or CCS, is among the technologies both the…

This week, Generation Anthropocene goes on a continent-hopping tour of the invisible water that drives planetary processes. Producer Mike Osborne kicks things off by chatting with Jenny Suckale, a Stanford geophysicist who has been tracking melting in Antarctica and how it may contribute to global sea level rise. Finally, Osborne talks with Kaustubh Thirumulai from…

As we rode around Havana in late May with a Cuban friend, his excitement was palpable. He had recently opened a highly successful paladar, or restaurant, was driving around in a shiny new car, constantly fielding calls on his cell phone and talking nonstop about starting more businesses in the crumbling, but still beautiful Cuban…

In a clear sign that all is connected, particularly to our terrestrial coral reefs, researchers who were studying uplifted coral along the eastern coast of one of the western Solomon Islands (Ranongga) found evidence of six earthquakes in the region in the past 3,000 years. This was a significant learning, because the western Solomon Islands…

The ever-growing age gap within the oil and gas industry workforceis a phenomenon that companies are all too aware of. It is projected that within five to seven years, roughly 50 percent of the industry’s workforce will be retired. STEMFORCE, funded in part by Drillinginfo and founded by the organization GeoFORCE Texas, is a new…

Researchers will begin moving quickly to study what may be making the earth move in North Texas after Gov. Greg Abbott approved $4.5 million to pay for a comprehensive earthquake study. The money was included in a supplemental appropriations bill signed by Abbott over the weekend. It includes $2.47 million to buy 22 permanent seismograph…

The past few weeks have highlighted a challenge for water resource managers in Texas: we either have too much water when we don’t need it or too little when we do. The recent devastating floods have underscored the need for better preparation in not only monitoring but also keeping as much of that water as…

The Q&A: Bridget R. Scanlon

With each issue, Trib+Water brings you an interview with experts on water-related issues. Here is this week’s subject: Bridget R. Scanlon is a senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research group evaluates variations in water resources in response…

Texas and Argentina have cultures with a lot of things in common: big cattle ranches, workers on horseback and large shale reserves that contain oil and gas. The Railroad Commission of Texas recently provided a briefing to a delegation of government officials and energy industry executives from Argentina. Hosted by the University of Texas at…

AUSTIN—The state will dedicate $4.5 million to the University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology to study seismic activity in Texas under a supplemental budget bill approved by the House Thursday. House lawmakers voted 145-1 to give final approval to the supplemental budget, money to address needs in the current state budget, which…

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