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Robert D. Hatcher Jr., Distinguished Scientist and Professor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and former President of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), was unanimously approved by the AGI Executive Committee to receive the 2014 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:18
The American Geosciences Institute congratulates the latest recipients of the Wallace Scholarship for women in geoscience. The newest awardee is Penn State doctoral candidate Elizabeth Denis and 2013 awardee, University of Florida doctoral candidate Kelly Deuerling, has received a second year of funding in a re-compete application.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 15:20
Join EARTH Magazine and guest writer Irina Overeem on an expedition that pitted a team of scientists against rapid erosion in the Arctic.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:59
The American Geosciences Institute has sought out the most exciting and broadly relevant news from around the geosciences and brought it all together in the latest issue of GeoSpectrum. With stories, awards and meeting information from nearly 30 of AGI’s Member Societies – GeoSpectrum has it all!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:55
Each day during Earth Science Week 2014 (October 12-18), science teachers, students, and the public are invited to focus on a different area of Earth science. Go online today to view a new webcast about “Focus Days” of this year’s celebration.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:47
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and Schlumberger welcome former Peace Corps volunteer and geoscientist, Stephanie Tubman as the AGI/Schlumberger Geoscience Communication Fellow.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:31

Laura Finney, a teacher at Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School in Findlay, Ohio, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Finney, who earned her master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Bowling Green State University, has spent her career challenging students in kindergarten through ninth grade with what she calls “authentic experiences” and inquiry-based learning in the Earth sciences.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:13
The Great Lakes, along with the Mediterranean, Japan and many other parts of the world, have a long history of such waves, which have characteristics similar to tsunamis triggered by earthquakes or landslides. Only recently, however, have scientists unraveled how a storm can create and propagate these far-traveling waves — called meteorological tsunamis or meteotsunamis. The waves, which arise out of a complex interplay of storm speed, wave dynamics and ocean-bottom bathymetry, may be less common than seismic tsunamis, but they can still be destructive and deadly.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 11:19
Changing Gulf Stream patterns, shifting climate and increased computing powers are helping answer why sea-level rise on the U.S. East Coast is higher than the global averages, according to a new story in EARTH Magazine.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:29
Alexandria, VA – A complex interaction between lava and water, rather than a fight between mythical troll-beasts of lore, is responsible for the occurrence of rare terrestrial basalt pillars. EARTH Magazine uncovers the truth behind the pillars in the February issue.
Monday, February 3, 2014 - 15:53
EARTH Magazine sits down with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to discuss the role of geoscience at the Department of the Interior, including the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which oversees offshore development of both renewable and conventional energy resources.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 15:47
he American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomed a new member organization to its ranks in January, 2014. The Geological Association of Canada (GAC) was officially added by AGI's Member Society Council as a full member.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 15:44
This Currents compares the percentages of geoscience degrees awarded by racial group using the most recent IPEDS data and Exit Survey data and discusses the issues related to the comparison to IPEDS data.
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 15:39
It has often been said that individual weather events cannot be attributed to global climate change, but recent advances in the science of attribution are challenging that notion. A recent report from 18 different research teams that analyzed 12 extreme weather events in 2012 suggests that climate change was a contributing factor in about half of them.
Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 15:31
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2014 will be "Earth's Connected Systems." This year's event will promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 15:27
Climate is arguably the most influential factor and it produces the most identifiable differences among wines. So how is climate change affecting wines globally? And how do other factors, such as the bedrock below the vineyard and the soil, produce subtle expressions in wine? Climatologist and viticulturalist Greg Jones discusses the complexity of nature's effects on wine and the latest scientific research in the January issue of EARTH Magazine.
Monday, January 13, 2014 - 15:24
Ed Roy Award for K-8 Science Teacher including $2500, and a trip to the 2014 NSTA National Meeting in Boston, MA.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 15:19
One geoscientist's trek to Antarctica, on a geological excursion.
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 15:12