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Employment and earnings of geoscientists 


July 25, 2016
In May 2015, the United States had about 32,000 people employed as geoscientists (not including hydrologists and geographers). On average, the mean annual wages of geoscientists were close to $106,000. Over 6,000 geoscientists were employed in the Houston, Texas, area; their average annual wages were nearly $158,000. Full Text »
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What happened to ethanol producer prices after passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard?

Few U.S. regulations designed to curb carbon emissions spark more discussion than legislation governing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS program was designed by U.S. legislators to curb carbon emissions in transportation fuel. The program sets minimum requirements for refiners to produce transportation fuel using renewable sources. One of the main sources of renewable volume requirements is ethyl alcohol, commonly known as ethanol.
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