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One Man's Planet Book Signing Event at GSA Annual Meeting and Convention

Author Steven M. Testa will hold a book signing for One Man's Planet: Earth in Today's Political Culture," published by the American Geological Institute (AGI) at the 2010 Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. "

EARTH Now Offers Digital Subscriptions

The American Geological Institute is pleased to announce that EARTH magazine, the magazine that explores the science behind the headlines, is now available for PC, Mac and the iPad through Zinio. Starting with the November 2010 issue, both year-long subscriptions and single copies of the online magazine can be purchased at a savings over the print edition.

Dr. William R. Muehlberger to Receive Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Dr. William R. Muehlberger, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences of the University of Texas at Austin, as the recipient of the 2010 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal. Established in 1999, the award is presented to a geoscientist who has demonstrated a long history of scientific achievement and exceptional service to the geoscience profession.

AGI Accepting Applications for 2011 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching

Does someone you know teach earth science to students between kindergarten and eighth grade? Do they excel in their teaching through leadership and innovation, bringing new ideas and approaches to teaching about our planet? If so, they may be eligible for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher nationwide for their leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Vicki J. Cowart to Receive 2010 Ian Campbell Medal

Vicki J. Cowart has been named the 29th recipient of the Medal in honor of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences. Cowart will be presented this prestigious award at the Geological Society of America Presidential Address Ceremony in Denver, Colorado on October 30, 2010.

AGI Launches EarthNotes

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to offer a new service, EarthNotes, information briefs that provide engaging and timely information about earth science issues.

EARTH: Fixing Pakistan's Water Woes

Pakistan is facing tremendous water issues. This summer's flooding has left millions of people without homes and without access to clean drinking water. But water issues - both quantity and quality - are not new to this strategically important country. Waterborne diseases account for 30 percent of all deaths in Pakistan, and kill some 250,000 children each year. Per capita water availability in Pakistan is less than one-ninth of what it is in the U.S. And what's more, researchers say if Pakistan doesn't manage its water resources differently, it's going to actually run out of water. This month, EARTH magazine explores the various facets of Pakistan's water issues.

EARTH Available for Digital Download

EARTH Magazine is now available for single issue downloads as a PDF. With growing demand for online access to full content, EARTH Magazine is pleased to offer this new service. Individual issues of EARTH can be downloaded from the EARTH Magazine website ( for $4.99 per recent issue, and $2.99 for issues published more than 6 months prior to the current issue.