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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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Tue, 2009-09-01 02:00
Landsat satellite data, acquired before and during the fires in Southern California show the region affected and the size of the major burns.
Sat, 2009-08-29 16:05
The American Geological Institute is sponsoring an international photography contest to celebrate both the International Year of Planet Earth(IYPE) and Earth Science Week 2009. The theme of the contest is "Exploring Earth Science Around the World."
Tue, 2009-08-18 02:00
Landsat 5 satellite images acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey illustrate the series of fires affecting an area in Northwest California. Over 40 fires, caused by lightning strikes, were started on August 1, 2009.
Mon, 2009-08-10 02:00
The rate of coastal erosion more than doubled in Alaska, to as much as 45 feet per year, within the 52-year period between 1955 and 2007 along a 37-mile stretch of the Beaufort Sea,with ice-rich coastal bluffs showing the greatest increase in recent erosion rates.
Tue, 2009-07-21 00:00
The essential Earth Science Week 2009 (October 11-17) Toolkit enables students, educators, and the public to fully explore this year's theme "Understanding Climate." The latest edition of this resource is now available through the American Geological Institute (AGI).
Thu, 2009-07-16 02:00
Sea ice forms along the coast in the winter, and generally melts or breaks away by mid July. Observations of sea ice position reveal considerable year-to-year variability. Changes in the timing of coastal sea ice breakup and in the location of offshore sea ice have significant local impacts: ecological, biological, and human.
Mon, 2009-07-06 02:00
A devastating nuclear accident happened at Chernobyl, Ukraine, on 26 April 1986. These Landsat satellite images show the area around the nuclear power plant approximately one month after the accident, and six years after the accident. The most visible change in these images is the abandonment of farm fields, which turn from a bright red-and-white pattern to a dull gray. The area shown in the image is approximately 35-miles by 37-miles (56-km x 59-km).
Mon, 2009-06-29 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Education Department is making available an extensive database of active earth science organizations to enable educational, community, and interest groups to more easily engage with geoscientists in their community.
Tue, 2009-06-16 00:00
EARTH Magazine reports on the important collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Afghanistan government ensure that the people of Afghanistan can rebuild their country and enjoy a safe and prosperous future.
Fri, 2009-06-05 02:00
Explore the beauty of the United States and find another fascinating detail revealed with every glance.

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