Scott Burns, engineering geologist and geomorphologist and media personality was recognized by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) with its Outstanding Contribution to the Understanding of Geoscience award. His award was presented at a ceremony at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting hosted in Baltimore, Maryland.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's GeoWeb Map Viewer provides a large amount of information on New Jersey's geology, natural resources, and environmental management in interactive map form, including:
The California Geological Survey's interactive landslide map displays landslide locations and links to detailed landslide maps and reports for select Californian regions. The type of landslide reports vary by area and include both historical and recent landslide information.
Click here to use the California landslide interactive map
Damaging landslides occur even in vertically challenged states like Kansas (Fig. 1). It is important to be able to delineate landslide hazard areas in order to develop appropriate land-use plans. In Leavenworth County, Kansas, geologic maps combined with maps of landslide features and slope steepness were used to predict landslide hazards and guide land management.