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Thu, 2018-04-26 08:51
By Denise Hills, President-elect AGU Earth and Space Science Informatics Section and Director, Energy Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama The best advocates for science are those of us actively engaged in it. No one is better suited for expressing the impact of what we do than we are. If we find common values, we can make connections with those who have differing opinions and find solutions. I suspect that many of us became scientists because we liked to find answers to questions – to problems – and being an advocate for science is just another way to answer questions. Voices for Science policy track members Joshua Papacek and Denise Hills outside Capitol Hill In May of 2017, I participated in one of AGU’s Congressional Visits Day (CVD). These CVDs are a time for scientists to engage with their elected representatives and to speak up on how important the scientific enterprise is to all our lives. I’ve always been one to try to get people excited about science – to have people...
Wed, 2018-04-25 16:19
A few facts about America's top science competitions for middle and high school students.
Wed, 2018-04-25 14:19
CoreLogic estimates that less than 8% of residential losses will be covered by a Hayward Fault earthquake.
Wed, 2018-04-25 08:00
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2018 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. William A. Thomas, the James S. Hudnall Professor Emeritus of Geology at the University of Kentucky and Visiting Scientist at the Geological Survey of Alabama, with the 2018 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.   Thomas has enjoyed an exceptionally productive career in research, teaching, administration, and service to the geoscience profession. His career of nearly six decades spans four years in the petroleum industry, 47 years as an academic at five universities, and eight years as a research scientist with a state geological survey.   According to one colleague, one of the most impressive aspects of Thomas's career is "the steady drumbeat of benchmark papers that he has written about the geologic and tectonic evolution of southeastern North America." Beginning with interpretations that were based solely on geologic relations,...
Tue, 2018-04-24 20:00
This is your last opportunity to book your booth space for ACE 2018 in Salt Lake City. Take advantage of the several networking events taking place in the exhibit hall allowing you to do business, meet new clients, and showcase your products and services to a wide range of geoscientsts and energy professionals.More...
Tue, 2018-04-24 13:29
The Ataturk Dam in southeastern Turkey, and the water levels in the reservoir behind it are believed to cause induced seismicity in the region.
Tue, 2018-04-24 13:29
The Ataturk Dam in southeastern Turkey, and the water levels in the reservoir behind it are believed to cause induced seismicity in the region.
Tue, 2018-04-24 13:28
Türkiye'nin güneydoğusundaki Atatürk Barajı ve rezervuardaki şu seviyelerinin, 2008 yılındaki 5 büyüklüğündeki deprem de dahil olmak üzere bölgede meydana gelen depremden sorumlu olduğuna inanılmaktadır.
Tue, 2018-04-24 09:27
  The Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates 2017 report examines the prior five years of data and explores a number of emerging trends. In particular, the trends of employment of recent graduates in the geosciences and of the recent graduates planning to attend graduate school are showing new emerging developments in 2017.   Since 2013, the percentage of graduates at all degree levels finding a job in the geosciences at the time of graduation has decreased. This decline was particularly dramatic among doctoral graduates dropping from 70% in 2014 to 36% in 2017. A number of factors may be at play, including a slow recovery in the resources industries, displacement of some jobs with automation, and uncertainty in the regulatory environment in the current political landscape.   From 2013 to 2017, the percentage of bachelor’s graduates dropped slightly, from 39% to 35%, for those planning to immediately attend graduate school, but there has been an increase in the...
Tue, 2018-04-24 08:00
Misti volcano which overlooks Arequipa Arriving into Arequipa at 6:30 am I was starting to regret the plan of heading straight into the field. I was absolutely shattered, along with Tom Wilkes from Sheffield. Nevertheless, head up we did with some Chilean collaborators (the two Felipes!). A brief stop to have a shower and then off we went in our rented, and as I was about to find out entirely necessary, 4 by 4.​This is my first visit to Peru. A place I have wanted to visit for a long time, so long I forget when I first wanted to travel here, lured by the mix of history, culture, and more recently the geology/volcanology. Travelling through Arequipa I was struck by similarities with Nicaragua, although the driving is by far the worst I have experienced on my various travels. Once through the bustle of Arequipa you start heading into the foothills and gain altitude very quickly, all the time accompanied by the looming Misti volcano which over looks the city. What a setting!...

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