America has made great strides in recent years to reduce carbon emissions by increasing efficiency and turning to other, low or non-carbon energy sources. Meanwhile, carbon emissions in China have grown dramatically during that same time. EARTH looks at this disparity and asks the difficult questions about who is to blame when the coal China is burning is imported from "cleaner" countries and the emissions are produced to manufacture goods exported back to places with lower emissions.
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Friday, December 10, 2010 - 15:05
To celebrate the new year, the American Geological Institute (AGI) is offering deep discounts of up to 75% off on some of its most popular book titles for purchases made by January 31st, 2011.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 23:00
Author Stephen 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 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California.
Monday, December 6, 2010 - 23:00
In light of global concerns about emissions and climate change, the aviation industry is cleaning up its act. The industry is reducing emissions, decreasing fuel use, increasing efficiency and developing new technologies to alter its environmental impacts. The November issue of EARTH magazine focuses on the changes to learn how the aviation industry is using synthetic fuels and engineering, and even altering common flight plans to keep up with changing protocols and dwindling resources.
Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute's (AGI) Glossary of Geology, 5th Edition is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad in Apple's App Store. The Glossary of Geology app brings all 40,000 authoritative definitions of the vocabulary of the geosciences to an easy-to use, searchable, fast, and portable format.
Friday, October 22, 2010 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Mr. G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs as its new President. He will be inducted at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 16:05
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes three new Executive Committee members: Wayne D. Pennington, President-Elect; Berry H. (Nick) Tew, Jr., Secretary; and David W. Bieber, Member-at-Large.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 00:00
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. "
Friday, October 15, 2010 - 00:00
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.
Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 00:00
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.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 16:05
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.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 00:00
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.
Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 16:05
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.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the National Park Service (NPS) are collaborating to hold the first annual National Fossil Day - October 13, 2010 - during Earth Science Week (October 10-16).
Friday, October 1, 2010 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute is pleased to announce a new membership category, International Associate.
Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 00:00
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.
Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 16:05
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 (http://www.earthmagazine.org) for $4.99 per recent issue, and $2.99 for issues published more than 6 months prior to the current issue.
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 00:00
EDMAP is an interactive and meaningful matching-funds grant program with universities for students to gain experience and knowledge in geologic mapping as well as contribute to the national effort to geologically map all of the United States.
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 16:05
The SEED Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, a partnership of Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) and the American Geological Institute (AGI), is being launched today to provide earth science education resources in both Spanish and English.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the winners of the first "Life in the Field" Video and Photo Contest are Patricia A. Beddows of Northwestern University for her video "Yucatan Peninsula Geology" and Danita Brandt of Michigan State University for the photo "The Complete Field Geologist." Beddows' video captures the spirit of field work and academic benefits of field experience with footage from a university field trip to Mexico, while Brandt's photograph shows a classic example of a student outfitted with field gear.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 16:05