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  • groundwater recoverability
    January 14, 2021
    Bureau and Jackson School researchers have created a new framework for quantifying the feasibility of groundwater extraction. As water demand and uncertainty in terms of climate and groundwater recharge in Texas rises, improved water resource data will enhance the efficacy of water planning and management.
  • dromaeosaurid dinosaur
    January 7, 2021
    Peter Flaig and colleagues have found that some dinosaurs overwintered and nested in polar habitats year-round despite being cold blooded. Their research was featured in Smithsonian Magazine as one of last year's most important dinosaur discoveries.
  • CRC drone shot
    December 17, 2020
    The Bureau is excited to announce that core viewing facilities at all three of its massive core and cuttings archives in Houston, Austin, and Midland are now open to industry and the public for core analysis by appointment.
  • 2020 TexNet-CISR annual review
    December 10, 2020
    TexNet and CISR recently held a joint annual review, where they virtually presented on their 2020 activities, research results, and future plans to over 120 program partners.
  • 2020 TORA annual meeting
    December 3, 2020
    The Tight Oil Resource Assessment project held a successful annual meeting in November, presenting 24 live presentations and a virtual core description workshop to 120 sponsor representatives.

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