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Join SEPM at the International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology #geoscience #energy

Skilak Lake. Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
The International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology (ICFS) is being held in Calgary from July 17‑21, 2017. The 11th ICFS will bring together a diverse group of researchers interested in the processes and deposits across all scales of fluvial systems.

"Wolverine" and Zn-rich Volcanic Massive Sulfide Lecture Tour Wraps up in Canada

Sulfide Minerals from Rapid Creek, Dawson Mining District, Yukon Territory, Canada

The Geological Association of Canada (GAC) hosts a roadshow each year for their Hutchison Medal Winner. The 2016 awardee, Stephen Piercy, toured the entirety of Canada to share his work on volcanic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits. Over the course of the tour he gave 12 lectures, and traveld by trains, planes and automobiles to share his work in the geosciences with his country.

AIPG Members - VOTE! #geoscience

Cover of the April-May-June 2017 issue of TPG
Time to find your closest pen and vote for your next Executive Committee! In the most recent issue of The Professional Geologist, the American Institute of Professional Geologists introduces readers to the potential executive committee and even includes a ballot that can be returned by mail (there is also an option to vote online).

USGS: White Nose Syndrome Detected in Alabama #caves #bats

By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters (tri-colored bat with WNS  Uploaded by Dolovis) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
While inspecting caves in Alabama, researchers have positively identified White Nose Syndrome (WNS) in a bat. The USGS published a press release indicating that the fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans was detected in a bat in the Corkscrew Cave in Shelby County, Alabama. WNS is particularly lethal, reducing affected populations by up to 90%.

Terry Morse chosen as new CEO of NGWA

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Terry Morse has been selected as the incoming chief executive officer of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). He will succeed Kevin McCray, CAE, who, after 22 years as CEO and 35 years in the groundwater industry, will retire on December 31, 2017. "Terry brings experience and skills necessary as NGWA moves forward in dealing with the ever-changing business climates of our membership, as well as the Association itself," said David Henrich, CWD/PI, CVCLD, the incoming NGWA board president and a member of the search task group.

IAGD Recgonizes San Jose City College Prof. with IGER Award #accessiblegeo #diversity

IAGD IGER Award Winner Jessica Smay next to an iguanadon dinosaur footprint at last year's Accessible Geology Field Trip.
The International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD) announced that Jessica Smay of San Jose City College was the recipient of this year's Inclusive Geoscience Education and Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding efforts in promoting, developing, and/or implementing inclusive instruction & research that encourages active engagement and participation of students and practitioners with disabilities in the geosciences.

AWG Awards 2016 Brunton Award! #Geoscience #WomenInSTEM

AWG's 2016 Brunton Award WInner Emily White
The Association for Women Geoscientists announced the 2016 winner of the "Brunton Award" in its quarterly newsletter GAEA. This year, it went to Emily White, PhD. candidate at the University of Idaho in their Tectonics and Basin Analysis Group. The AWG Brunton Award promotes the future of field mapping and data acquisition for the upcoming generation of women geoscientists. The award will go to a female geoscience student at the senior level or in her early graduate studies who has been a summer intern, excelled at field camp, or performed field data collection that leads to a senior or graduate thesis. Read Emily's statement below. 

Call for Abstracts - 51st Annual Meeting of AESE

Old Town, Yellowknife NWT, in the fall. Photo credit: Allin Kayley/NWT Tourism
Plans are under way for the 51st annual meeting of the Association of Earth Science Editors in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Meeting headquarters will be the Explorer Hotel located in downtown Yellowknife. Technical talks and a field trip will be held September 6 to 9. We invite AESE members and other interested persons to submit an abstract for any of the session topics described below (general contributions are also welcomed), chair a session, or sit on a panel discussion. The deadline for abstract submission is July 15, 2017.

NAGT: Serving Our Communities #scienceserves

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The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce a new initiative: Serving Our Communities. From local communities to international efforts, education and geoscience both play important roles in our society. The Serving our Communities initiative celebrates the way that geoscience educators and students are engaging with local, national and global communities.

Geo Societies Respond to US Exit from #ParisAgreement

Annual global temperature differences from the long-term average from 1880 - 2016. Each bar shows that year's temperature difference or anomaly. Image credit: NOAA National Centers for Environmental information
Multiple geoscience organizations in the American Geosciences Institute Federation publicly responded to President Donald Trump's decision to end the United States' participation in the Paris Climate Agreement. The American Association of Geographers responded with a short statement that reaffirms scientific consensus, but also notes anticipated global health impacts. The Geological Society of America published a short release reaffirming their position statement, initially adopted in 2006, and also noted that climate change is a global issue and that the Paris Agreement was a framework that allowed nations worldwide to address the same problem. American Geophysical Union (AGU) CEO Chris McEntee shared an article published to Eos, and a media statement where she reaffirms the connection between humans and climate change, the role AGU Past-President Margaret Leinen played in the Paris Climate Agreement and some of the economic impacts of climate-related disasters.

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