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Geoblogosphere weekly review (48th week of 2010, 690 weeks ago)

Blogs:

Most active blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (39 posts)
  2. JOIDES Resolution blogs (15 posts)
  3. Geology News (14 posts)
  4. Geopark Araripe (12 posts)
  5. WeBlog Aragosaurus (8 posts)
  6. Louisville Area Fossils (8 posts)
  7. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (7 posts)
  8. Ontario-geofish (7 posts)
  9. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (7 posts)
  10. Paleoseismicity (7 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (1003 visits)
  2. Louisville Area Fossils (233 visits)
  3. Paleontologia Electronica - blog (172 visits)
  4. Olelog (168 visits)
  5. The Open Source Paleontologist (163 visits)
  6. Through the Sandglass (162 visits)
  7. JOIDES Resolution blogs (158 visits)
  8. Hindered Settling (149 visits)
  9. Geology News (136 visits)
  10. Geopark Araripe (93 visits)

Topics:

Top keywords:
  1. Green Cars (21)
  2. Mining News (21)
  3. Environment (19)
  4. thanksgiving (14)
  5. blog (13)
  6. earth (11)
  7. earthquakes (10)
  8. geology (9)
  9. photo (9)
  10. Dinosaurs (8)
Top places:
  1. United States (18)
  2. Portugal (9)
  3. England (6)
  4. New Zealand (6)
  5. Utah (6)
  6. California (6)
  7. Texas (5)
  8. China (5)
  9. India (4)
  10. Iceland (4)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Quaternary (5)
  2. Cretaceous (5)
  3. Ordovician (4)
  4. Silurian (4)
  5. Devonian (3)
  6. Carboniferous (3)
  7. Triassic (3)
  8. Paleogene (3)
  9. Neogene (2)
  10. Mesozoic (2)

Posts:

The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

The Most Expensive Gemstone: Pink Diamond Sells for $46 Million

Geology.com News [2010-11-26 06:32:24]   recommend this post  (175 visits)
A 24.78 carat “fancy intense pink” diamond named “The Graff Pink” was sold at auction in Geneva for $46 million. This is the highest price ever paid for a gemstone at

Kazakhstan Oil and Gas

Geology.com News [2010-11-22 06:14:16]   recommend this post  (157 visits)
“Full development of its major oilfields could make Kazakhstan one of the world’s top 5 oil producers within the next decade. With production of 1.54 million barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2009, Kazakhstan is already a major producer, and [...]

Sand and ice 1: deep time and the struggles of life

Through the Sandglass [2010-11-24 11:54:27]   recommend this post  (150 visits)
Catching up on catching up, I finally settled down for an hour or so to attack the pile of journals and magazines that had accumulated during my travels – a forlorn task, since there is always a pile. The

Bulusan Volcano, Philippines

Olelog [2010-11-24 21:43:56]   recommend this post  (148 visits)
One of the most prominent among the active volcanic arcs in the Philippine Mobile Belt is the Bicol Arc, a ~260 km long volcanic arc located in the central-eastern margin of the Philippine Mobile Belt. The Bicol Arc hosts three of the active [...]

Iceland: Nearly 100% Renewable Energy

Geology.com News [2010-11-23 06:48:21]   recommend this post  (145 visits)
Almost 100% of the energy consumed in Iceland is produced from renewable sources. This video provides a good summary of how they produce their energy. They used to be big fossil fuel

Youngina, Undergrad Research, and Nick Gardner

The Open Source Paleontologist [2010-11-26 17:25:00]   recommend this post  (144 visits)
Last week, the online, open access journal Palaeontologia Electronica published a new issue, with a fantastic spectrum of papers. Much discussion has ensued on the blogosphere. For one, PE is unusual among paleontological journals in having its own [...]

Jersey City Zoning vs Natural Gas Pipeline

Geology.com News [2010-11-26 06:50:10]   recommend this post  (140 visits)
Jersey City passed a zoning ordinance to ban a proposed natural gas pipeline from crossing the city. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says that a city can not use zoning ordinances to block interstate

The Jaws of Plant Predators

Paleontologia Electronica - blog [2010-11-24 00:32:33]   recommend this post  (139 visits)
This is a guest post by Thomas M. Fletcher, Christine M. Janis and Emily J. Rayfield from the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, authors of Finite Element Analysis of Ungulate Jaws: Can Mode of Digestive Physiology be Determined? [...]

Morphology of a forced regression

Hindered Settling [2010-11-25 07:27:00]   1 recommendations  (136 visits)
'Forced regression' is an important concept in sequence stratigraphy - it occurs when relative sea level falls and the shoreline shifts in a seaward direction, regardless of how much sediment is delivered to the sea. This is in contrast with [...]

Mystery Rock Found in Waldron Shale Pile

Louisville Area Fossils [2010-11-22 03:12:00]   recommend this post  (132 visits)
This rock was found in a pile of Silurian Period Waldron Shale next to a busy parking lot.  One side of it has a black layer that attracts a magnet.  [I sometimes test things found with rare earth magnets after watching the Science Channel [...]
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