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Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community. Do you have a geoscience blog or newsfeed with an RSS feed? It may be a good fit for Geotimes. To learn more about RSS or to submit information to Geotimes by email, please contact Joe Lilek at geotimes@americangeosciences.org. Events can also be listed on the AGI Geoscience Calendar.

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Sun, 2011-02-06 23:00
Majestic snow-capped "fourteeners," alpine meadows carpeted in wildflowers, pristine mountain lakes. These are the images most people associate with Colorado. But charming mountain terrain is not the only attraction the Centennial State has to offer the geotraveler. One of Colorado's lesser-known geologic marvels is a vast field of sand dunes - the tallest in North America - a site sure to thrill anyone. 
Thu, 2011-02-03 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the theme of Earth Science Week 2011 will be "Our Ever-Changing Earth." This year's event will engage the public in actively learning about the varied and interconnected natural processes that shape our planet over time.
Tue, 2011-02-01 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the YES Network, a professional global network for the support of early-career professionals and students in the geosciences, is the first International Associate of the AGI Federation.
Thu, 2011-01-27 01:00
Owens Lake was one of the most important stopover sites for migrating waterfowl and shore birds in the western United States for thousands of years. However, in the early 20th century the lower Owens River was largely diverted to the Los Angeles aqueduct.
Mon, 2011-01-17 23:00
Ask your kid what happened to the dinosaurs, and he or she will likely tell you that an asteroid killed them all. But ask how dinosaurs rose to prominence and you'll likely get a blank stare. Even many paleontologists may have little to say about the subject. But now, as EARTH explores in a feature in the February issue, new fossil discoveries are revealing the backstory of the rise of dinosaurs.
Sun, 2011-01-09 23:00
Where to next in the search for oil and gas? EARTH examines several possible new frontiers - including the Arctic, the Falkland Islands, the Levant, Trinidad and Tobago and Sudan - where oil and gas exploration are starting to take hold. One of those places, Sudan, is in the news for other reasons: South Sudan voted yesterday on whether to secede from North Sudan.
Mon, 2011-01-03 23:00
Over the past five decades, OPEC has earned a reputation for being a powerful cartel that controls the world's oil production and prices - but there are limits to OPEC's influence and wealth. In fact, many OPEC countries face grave problems, which are to some extent the result of their oil-income dependence. EARTH examines OPEC's past, current and future place in this world. Will OPEC continue to control the planet's oil for the next 50 years?
Sun, 2011-01-02 01:00
Lightning strikes in late June 1988 sparked a series of major wildfires that burned the already dry Yellowstone National Park.
Sat, 2011-01-01 01:00
This three-dimensional perspective of the Grand Canyon was created with a mosaic that combined four scenes.
Sat, 2011-01-01 01:00
Landsat satellite data illustrate the retreat of the terminus of Bear Glacier in southern Alaska.

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