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Wed, 2018-04-18 01:45
Doug Prose has co-produced documentaries showcasing Earth and the geosciences with his partner and wife, Diane LaMacchia, through their nonprofit Earth Images Foundation since 1992. Their latest documentary, “The Himalaya Connection,” began airing on PBS stations this month. Prose has previously written and blogged for EARTH about the pair’s experience shooting and preparing “Connection,” which involved six separate trips to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Mongolia and Nepal from 2011 to 2016. They recently traveled back to the region for their next project. Read more
Tue, 2018-04-17 10:52
Annie Tamalavage, a member of AGU’s Council Leadership Team and a graduate student in oceanography at Texas A&M University in Houston, provides a video overview of the AGU Council meeting in March 2018 in which addresses AGU’s upcoming Centennial celebration, the inaugural Voices for Science program, meetings, publications and more. You can get involved in Centennial NOW by telling the story of your science through the AGU Narratives project. In this webinar, learn about how to prepare and record brief oral history interviews through the StoryCorps app.   The post March ’18 Council Meeting Wrap Up appeared first on From The Prow.
Mon, 2018-04-16 20:00
Explore one of the most geologically interesting states in America. With easy access to some of the most extraordinary rocks in the world, Salt Lake City is the ideal location to combine fundamental geology with emerging innovation and technologies. Register today for ACE 101 and investigate all Utah has to offer.More...
Mon, 2018-04-16 13:08
Scott Wing – Image from Washington Post Scott Wing had spent more than a decade in the badlands of Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin, most of it thirsty, sunburned, and down on his hands and knees, digging endlessly through the dirt. But he had never found anything like the fossil he now held in his hand — an exquisitely preserved leaf embossed on beige rock. Wing let out a jubilant laugh as he uncovered a second fossil and then a third. Each leaf was different from the others. Each was entirely new to him. View The Full Article Here!
Mon, 2018-04-16 12:34
A look at the fire threat, suppression difficulty, and fire effects around the area impacted by the Tubbs Fire, California's most destructive fire ever.
Mon, 2018-04-16 12:34
A look at the fire threat, suppression difficulty, and fire effects around the area impacted by the Tubbs Fire, California's most destructive fire ever.
Mon, 2018-04-16 10:55
What a wonderful turnout across the globe for March For Science! Below you will find all the wonderful photographs of Paleo members and general public sharing their love and passion for science!      
Mon, 2018-04-16 10:45
Prerequisite requirements for 67 US-based field camps were identified from syllabus and camp websites and categorized into one of ten overarching course topics. Additionally, the field camps themselves were classified as either a traditional camp (4 to 6 week summer field experience) or a non-traditional camp (any camp not classified as a 4 to 6 week summer field experience) in order to understand the potential differences in prerequisite requirements between these two types of camps. There were 45 and 22 traditional and non-traditional camps, respectively.   The majority of camps, regardless of classiffcation, required incoming students to have completed courses in mineralogy, petrology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, and structure/tectonics, as these courses likely provide a strong basis for the mapping and field exercises emphasized by many of these camps. Historical geology or physical geology courses were also commonly required by a number of camps.    Previous...
Mon, 2018-04-16 06:00
The two books reviewed here — “Totality” and “American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World” by Colorado science writer David Baron — both capture the historical scientific significance and the excitement that still exists today in viewing solar eclipses, particularly those that pass over our own piece of the planet. Read more
Fri, 2018-04-13 17:05
Hi, everyone! In this edition of the Paleontological Society’s Paleo-Interviews, we’re discussing the brand new Arkansas State Dinosaur: Arkansaurus fridayi, with the paleontologist who named and described it – ReBecca Hunt-Foster! With the new dinosaur representative of Arkansas making the news, we reached out to Hunt-Foster to see just what has inspired her to study paleontology, and how Arkansaurus came to see the light of day. ReBecca Hunt-Foster measuring the specimen of Arkansaurus. 1. Hi, ReBecca! Thanks so much for joining us on the Paleontological Society Blog. Tell us a bit about your background and interests in paleontology. How’d your journey take you to working in public lands?   Thanks for having me! I grew up in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and I have always been interested in animals and rocks. Most of the fossil we had locally growing up were Paleozoic invertebrates, and I enjoyed collecting these, along with modern critter bones, as a young person....

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