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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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Wed, 2016-08-17 15:37
Dr. M. Lee Allison, State Geologist and Director of the Arizona Geological Survey, passed away Tuesday, August 16th, at noon after suffering a critical head injury from a fall at his home on Saturday.    Lee’s passing is a tragic loss for his wife, family, staff of the Arizona Geological Survey, the geologic and geoinformatics communities, and Lee’s broad circle of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances around the world.  He was an incredibly dynamic leader of our agency, and a world-wide leader in many areas that were important to him. We mourn his passing, and will do our best to carry on his legacy.   There will not be a memorial service. Lee’s family has requested they not be contacted. Any messages of condolence can be addressed to AZGS team members; we will pass them along to his family.   Lee’s wife, Ann, suggested donations be made to the Association for Women Geoscientists/Salt Lake Chapter or a scholarship program to a university...
Tue, 2016-08-16 16:33
It was announced that Arizona State Geologist Lee Allison was hospitalized for a critical injury sustained on Saturday. We at AGI send Lee and his family our sincerest wishes of hope and support during this time.
Tue, 2016-08-16 16:10
Today was a real treat! AGI had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with this year's William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow, Dr. Gifford Wong. Today he shared his experiences as a geoscientist in the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. For more information on the fellowship go to: http://bit.ly/2bwecwT  
Tue, 2016-08-16 15:34
EARTH: Why is a Gallon of Gas Cheaper Than a Gallon of Milk? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Maureen Moses (mmoses@americangeosciences.org) August 16, 2016   Alexandria, VA - In a comment published in EARTH Magazine, Robert L. Fares, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, explores what causes the cost of gallon of milk to be so much higher than a gallon of gas.    This phenomena is not merely a recent artifact of the decreasing cost of oil, rather it dates back at least a decade. Looking at all aspects of cost-relevant information, Fares explores the production and storage processes, consumer demand and packaging to break down and distinguish the factors that influence the costs of both gasoline and milk. For the engaging analysis go to: http://bit.ly/2aYr2BH.   The August Issue of EARTH Magazine is the perfect read for any situation. This month's cover story looks at the illustrations that changed the way people think about the geological...
Tue, 2016-08-16 14:24
Geoheritage the Focus of New Earth Science Week Site FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Geoff Camphire (gac@americangeosciences.org) 8/16/2016   Alexandria, VA - Science teachers and students can go online today to use a new educational resource of the Earth Science Week website, the "Our Shared Geoheritage" page, which features educational material on our geoscience heritage.   Geoscience heritage -- or, as it is known worldwide, geoheritage -- is the wealth of natural marvels, landforms, and resources that have formed over time and passed to people today to manage, use, and conserve effectively. Educators know that geoheritage, which touches on topics ranging from energy science to climate change, shows students the relevance of Earth science.   Now teachers have a collection of pertinent material, right at their fingertips at http://www.earthsciweek.org/content/our-shared-geoheritage. Supporting the Earth Science Week 2016 theme of "Our Shared Geoheritage," this new page...
Tue, 2016-08-16 11:57
On August 6th, 2016 The Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP) celebrated its 30th. It is a program that is run by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the USGS. To mark this milestone a new fact sheet has been published and they are "highlighting some of the major responses that demonstrate how VDAP has helped save tens of thousands of lives over the past 30 years." The USGS article on VDAP's history they also noted that this program is up for one of America's most prestigious awards, the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. Readers are encouraged to vote for John Pallister and the VDAP team. 
Tue, 2016-08-16 11:28
Only two months to go until Geologic Map Day 2016! Make sure to check out all the fun ways to celebrate Earth Science Week. Check out the AAPG-AGI "Visiting Geoscientists: An Outreach Guide for Geoscience Professionals" and brainstorm how you can share geoscience with your community. Don't forget to wear you "I'm a Geoscientist" pin, or t-shirt.   
Tue, 2016-08-16 10:56
AGI's Education Resources Network shared this hands-on activity for #GeoModelMonday. Find the model here: http://bit.ly/2aVKzs9  ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Tue, 2016-08-16 09:59
The AGI Workforce Program has published Geoscience Currents #111 - "Total Employment in the Geosciences, 2014." ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Tue, 2016-08-16 09:59
The AGI Workforce Program has published Geoscience Currents #111 - "Total Employment in the Geosciences, 2014." ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

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