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Highlights 2011

Hydro Brown Bag Seminar
Geosciences Building (JGB), Room 3.222, UT-Austin Campus
ENCOMPASS invites you to the upcoming Brown Bag Session, Friday, January 28th at 12pm.
This week is a double feature!
Graduate students from the Geomicrobiology Research Group, Megan Franks and Jay Santillan, will present:
'Unique phylogenetic groups and microbial beta diversity at El Tatio Geyser Field, Chile" 
AND" Mineralogy and Microbial Survival During CO2 Sequestration"   

Brazil Speaker Series - Climate Change: Policy Challenges for Brazil
Wednesday, January 26, 2011. 12:00-1:00PM

Talk by Dr. Oswaldo Lucon, UT-Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil. What do a tree, a car, sugar cane, and an oil well have in common? Dr. Lucon discusses climate change and the policy challenges it poses for Brazil and developing countries. Light lunch will be provided.

More information: Brazil Center,
LOCATION: LLILAS Hackett Room, SRH 1.313

Wondering about Geothermal Energy Resources in the United States?

All of the earth underneath the United States has some thermal capacity. The question is how to access that heat and get it to generate turbines. Alexander Karsner, U. S. Department of Energy, 2007

Here are links to educational animations from the U.S. Department of Energy about how geothermal works:

And, "Geothermal Heats Up" is a media piece by KQED in California. Watch the short video here:

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