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  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
    March 4, 2021
    The Bureau, in partnership with Sage Geosystems, will be undertaking a study for the U.S. Air Force to determine the feasibility of deploying a closed-loop geothermal energy system to supply power to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston.
  • GCCC 2021 winter meeting
    January 28, 2021
    The Gulf Coast Carbon Center recently held an open house to provide updates on research and progress over the last 6 months following the GCCC's "Big Plan" of carbon capture and storage.
  • 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.

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