Press Releases

The American Geosciences Institute welcomes Dr. Eric M. Riggs as its President for the 2014-2015 year. With him, Riggs brings a passion for geoscience, geoscience education and the desire to create an inclusive and diverse geoscience community.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 14:58
The American Geosciences Institute has awarded this year’s William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), AGI Member Organization, for its generous financial support and leadership of AGI programs.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 11:24
This year the American Geosciences Institute is recognizing David R. Wunsch, Ph.D. with its Outstanding Contribution to the Understanding of Geoscience award. Through numerous outreach efforts, such as helping New Hampshire residents understand the collapse of the “Old Man on the Mountain,” educating the U.S. public on the importance of groundwater and helping support the authorizing of the SECURE Water Act his accomplishments have been numerous and valuable to the U.S. public interest.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 15:19
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is famously effusive: Low-viscosity lava has been oozing out of the main caldera and two active rift zones along the southern shore of the Big Island since 1983. But scientists suspect that Kilauea’s eruptions haven’t always been so mild. In the past 2,500 years, at least two cycles of explosive eruptions lasting several centuries each have rocked the island. The switch from effusive to explosive is likely to occur again, scientists say, but probably not anytime soon.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:43
You are invited to join in celebration of the 5th Annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 16:05
he American Geosciences Institute is honoring one of the scientists who advanced earthquake hazards preparedness and mitigation in the U.S. by his superlative service to the earth sciences. This year’s recipient of the Ian Campbell Medal, Dr. James “Jim” Davis, is one of the key scientists behind U.S. earthquake hazards and loss reduction policy as it is known today.
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 14:45
Read more about how the Spanish conquistadors actually changed the shoreline of northern Peru by ending a several-thousand-year cycle of anthropogenic alteration in the October issue of EARTH magazine: http://bit.ly/XNt7cm.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 13:13
Go online today to view a new webcast detailing resources, events, and opportunities available through Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences! Find the “Get Involved: Earth Science Week 2014” webcast online now for viewing at your convenience.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 14:32
If Earth breathes, Santiaguito Volcano in the Western Highlands of Guatemala could be its mouth. Roughly every half hour, like volcanic clockwork, Santiaguito’s active Caliente lava dome expands, filling with gas from depressurizing magma below. Then it exhales, often explosively, and deflates. Over the course of a day, you could almost keep time by it.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:47
Celebrate the third annual Geologic Map Day! On October 17, as part of the Earth Science Week 2014 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:44

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