Earth and Environmental Research Advising and Courses

Provenance Geosciences
7500 W Lake Mead Blvd
Suite 9-336
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Office:  (814) 574-2649
John R. Hoaglund, III, Ph.D. [LinkedIn]
Cell: (814) 574-2649

Reconnect with Earth

Provenance Geosciences offers research project advising and academic courses in the Earth and environmental sciences in a non-scholastic environment.  Who are the inspired?  Anyone with an interest in their Earth and environment.  Anyone conducting an Earth or environmental investigation needing these methods.  Any professionals who skipped the Earth and environmental sciences in high school and college, and who now need the information for banking, insurance, or government.  Any fellow Earth and environmental scientist needing additional specialization.
Thinking about buying a home?  You might want to consider Earth’s environments and hazards. 
Impacted by an environmental problem? Wanting to implement sustainable practices at home or at work?  Our scientists and partners have invaluable expertise to impart to you, attained over many years of work at contract research organizations, environmental companies, government, and academia. Provenance Geosciences is dedicated to excellence in helping you achieve your environmental and sustainability goals, including groundwater and carbon management.
Dr. Hoaglund recently founded a non-profit, “to promote the research, development, education, application, production, economics, marketing, and deployment of related technologies needed to 1) reduce climate change by reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere, 2) produce fresh water from desalination, and manage freshwater by preventing salinization and neutralizing acid precipitation and acid mine drainage, and 3) promote clean energy by producing energy carriers (lithium and  hydrogen) for clean energy storage.”  For more information, visit the website:
Earth and Environmental Research and Education
Dr. Hoaglund  provides the following access to Earth and environmental understanding. 
As part of the CanWE non-profit, two lectures are offered for free.  Most of the courses are in progress or are being revised from previous university courses he has taught.  They will thus be available and priced on a lecture-by-lecture basis until the course is completed.
Course numbering indicates equivalent scholastic level
<100 K-12
100  Ancillary information (review and applications of introductory math, chemistry, and physics) 
100 to 300 Introductory to middle college level
400 to 500 Upper classman and graduate level 
>600 Graduate level
  • 999 Research Advising for Environmental and Geological Investigations
  • 602 Environmental Forensics (including geochemical and isotopic methods)
  • 601 Aqueous Geochemistry  (an equilibrium approach)
  • 502 Contaminant Fate-and-Transport modeling
  • 501 Groundwater Flow Modeling
  • 475 Aqueous Geochemistry  (with focus on water quality) 
  • 450 Aquifer Testing and Well Influence (with focus on wellhead protection zones)  
  • 400 Hydrogeology 
  • 300 Paleoclimatology and Glacial Geology
  • 202 Natural Hazards 
  • 201 Environmental Geology
  • 110 An Environmental Trifecta:  a free lecture for the CanWE project
  • 101 What’s in My Water? (and where’s it from?):  a free lecture for the CanWE project

Note:  Many of the courses, especially 201, 202, and 300 will feature the sensational photography of 

John R. Hoaglund, Jr

John R. Hoaglund, III

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Carbon Negative Water Solutions

Do you have an ongoing environmental remediation or water supply system? Have you seen your electric bill?  We can help.
Carbon Negative is not just another environmental services firm.  We understand that water and energy are fundamentally linked.  Our core philosophy is to incorporate sustainability principles into water, energy, and carbon reduction projects.
The water industry consumes a tremendous amount of energy, and is thus one of the largest emitters of CO2:
“California’s water infrastructure uses a tremendous amount of energy to collect, move, and treat water; dispose of wastewater; and power the large pumps that move water throughout the state. California consumers also use energy to heat, cool, and pressurize the water they use in their homes and businesses. Together these water related energy uses annually account for roughly 20 percent of the state’s electricity consumption, one-third of non-power plant natural gas consumption, and about 88 million gallons of diesel fuel consumption.”
-California Energy Commission, 2005.  Integrated Energy Policy Report, CEC-100-2005-007-CMF. November, 2005.
You’re going to need a lot of energy.  We explore options to reduce YOUR costs and carbon footprint.  Carbon Negative is teamed with alternative energy providers for carbon neutral water production and treatment, and is developing carbon sequestration techniques using natural water chemistry to “go negative early.”