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Simon Winchester to be Awarded Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences

The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces that geologist and author Simon Winchester will be receiving the 2007 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences. This award, given annually, honors an individual for contributions which lead to greater public appreciation and understanding of the role of the geosciences in society.

AGI and AAAS Present Earth Science Photography Exhibit

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is proud to announce that it will be co-sponsoring with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the exhibit "Stones from the Sky: Landscapes of Geology" featuring the stunning aerial photography of Michael Collier. The exhibit will be on display at the AAAS Gallery in Washington, DC June 7 - September 14, 2007.

Geotimes - Could the Plague Happen Again?

Bubonic plague and climate change are linked - explore the details in this month's Geotimes feature "The Plague: Could It Happen Again?" that has just been posted at http://www.geotimes.org. Plague ravaged Europe for nearly 500 years, brought on by climate change and the expansion of global trade. Given the extent of globalization coupled with changing climate, health officials and the public are beginning to wonder if history may repeat itself. Read the full story in the May Geotimes, available at newsstands and on Geotimes online this month.

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