Geotimes

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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Mon, 2019-07-29 15:09
Launched by AAG Staff Member Coline Dony in 2018, the Encoding Geography initiative seeks to build capacity for all – for computational thinking (CT) in geography education at all levels to further strengthen our discipline. Throughout the initiative’s first year, a variety of activities and connections were established and the AAG was able to secure […]
Mon, 2019-07-29 12:42
The Geoscience Education Academy aims to boost teachers’ Earth science subject knowledge while providing innovative teaching ideas and activities that can be delivered in the classroom. Continue reading →
Mon, 2019-07-29 12:14
Celebrating 10 years of science at Energy Frontier Research Centers across America.
Mon, 2019-07-29 01:00
Apply to attend the Earth Education for Sustainable Societies Workshop" held October 14-16, 2019 at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Apply by August 5.
Sun, 2019-07-28 19:36
Engineers may have found a way to measure displacement between floors of multistory buildings cheaply, accurately and in real-time, paving the way for quick analysis of the stability of critical infrastructure (e.g. hospitals, airports, water treatment plants) in the event of an earthquake.
Thu, 2019-07-25 11:00
In this episode, host Andrew Geary speaks with Lynn Sykes on his new book, Plate Tectonics and Great Earthquakes: 50 Years of Earth-Shaking Events. Andrew and Lynn discuss how the theory of plate tectonics transformed earth science and the petroleum industry, how earthquakes are more damaging in the Central and Eastern parts of the United States, the role Maurice Ewing played in plate tectonics and Lynn's career, and more. Learn more about Dr. Sykes' book at https://cup.columbia.edu/book/plate-tectonics-and-great-earthquakes/9780231186889. Interviewee biography Lynn R. Sykes is Higgins Professor Emeritus of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. His application of earthquake science to monitoring underground explosions was crucial to treaties limiting nuclear testing. He is the author of Silencing the Bomb: One Scientist’s Quest to Halt Nuclear Testing and Plate Tectonics and Great Earthquakes: 50 Years of Earth-Shaking Events....
Thu, 2019-07-25 07:23
There's three months to go until this year's Earth Science Week, which can only mean one thing - the return of the Earth Science Week photo competition! Continue reading →
Wed, 2019-07-24 11:52
Threats to our energy infrastructure continue to grow and evolve. The NAERM addresses these concerns.
Tue, 2019-07-23 11:40
2019 marks 100 years since women were able to be elected as Fellows of the Geological Society, with the first eight elected in May 1919. They came from a diverse range of specialisms, backgrounds and experience - as part of our activities to mark the anniversary, we're profiling each of them. Continue reading →
Mon, 2019-07-22 13:15
By Laura Szymanski, GSA Science Policy Fellow The Trump Administration released A Federal Strategy to Ensure a Reliable Supply of Critical Minerals on 4 June 2019. The strategy assesses the supply chain of critical minerals and identifies ways to strengthen the supply chain through recycling, reprocessing, and identifying alternative minerals and materials, diversification of the supply chain through trade with allies and partners, and streamlining the permitting and review process.  The strategy also outlines a plan to identify new mineral resources within the Nation through mapping efforts.  Map of Countries that the U.S. is important reliant for more than 50% of a mineral commodity. Image credit: usgs.gov The report states that less than 18% of the U.S. is mapped at a scale to determine mineral resources and calls for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) alongside other federal agencies to develop domestic maps at scale and resolution to identify domestic mineral sources.  Furthermore...

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