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Press Release 12-185
Two NSF Sustainability Research Networks Are Each Awarded $12 Million

University of Colorado Boulder-led research network explores natural gas development effects, while Penn State-centered network focuses on sustainable climate risk management strategies

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Photo of three natural gas drilling rigs.

NSF's SRN for natural gas drilling and its effects is focused on the Rocky Mountain region.

Credit: Alfred Eustes, Colorado School of Mines


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Photo of a glacer with mountains on both sides and trails of rock and soil in the glacier.

NSF's SRN for sustainable climate risk management strategies includes the polar regions.

Credit: Richard B. Alley, PSU


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Photo of a pumpjack lifting oil from the Green River Formation in the Uinta Basin in Utah.

Pumpjack lifting oil from the Green River Formation in the Uinta Basin in Utah.

Credit: Alfred Eustes, Colorado School of Mines


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Photo of an iceberg in East Greenland.

Iceberg in East Greenland: How long will the ice last in a warming world?

Credit: Richard B. Alley, PSU


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Photo of a workover rig completing a well near a surburban development in Weld County, Colo.

Workover rig completing a well in the Niobrara Shale near a suburban development in Weld County, Colo.

Credit: Adrianne Kroepsch, University of Colorado Boulder


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Photo of the rocky margin of the ice sheet in western Greenland.

Margin of the ice sheet in western Greenland, in late July, 2011.

Credit: Patrick Applegate, PSU


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