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The National Science Foundation's geoscience division showed virtually no growth under their fiscal year 1993 current plan, which was approved by Congress on December 9. Requesting $472.4 million for fiscal 1993, the agency will receive $401.9 million, about level with fiscal 1992's $402.1 million appropriation.

The geosciences division falls under NSF's broad research and related activities, which also includes biological sciences; computer and information science and engineering; engineering; mathematical and physical sciences; social, behavioral and economic sciences; and EPSCOR. Total research and related activities stayed about level with 1992 funding. The current plan slates $1,859 billion, compared to 1992's $1,873 billion. A totalof $2,211 billion was requested for fiscal 1993.