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Geoblogosphere weekly review (20th week of 2012, 526 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (31 posts)
  2. State of the Planet (18 posts)
  3. Ontario-geofish (12 posts)
  4. Tierra de Dinosaurios (8 posts)
  5. Investigación GeoPaleoBiológica en Somosaguas (7 posts)
  6. Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) (7 posts)
  7. Geology News (6 posts)
  8. I think mining (6 posts)
  9. Mountain Beltway (6 posts)
  10. Geotripper (5 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. News (986 visits)
  2. State of the Planet (715 visits)
  3. Through the Sandglass (676 visits)
  4. Ontario-geofish (520 visits)
  5. drip | david’s really interesting pages... (333 visits)
  6. Geowaves (291 visits)
  7. Lake Scientist (288 visits)
  8. Investigación GeoPaleoBiológica en Somosaguas (282 visits)
  9. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (279 visits)
  10. Views of the Mahantango (264 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. video (9)
  2. Climate (8)
  3. natural gas (7)
  4. flickr (7)
  5. Geology News (6)
  6. Daily Geology Photos (6)
  7. summary (6)
  8. geology-related photos (6)
  9. Climate Change (6)
  10. General Earth Institute (6)
Top places:
  1. Brazil (13)
  2. Belgium (8)
  3. United States (8)
  4. Quinta de Somosaguas (5)
  5. Alaska (4)
  6. Elkton (4)
  7. Turkey (4)
  8. Chile (4)
  9. Spain (4)
  10. Navesink (4)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Cretaceous (10)
  2. Devonian (4)
  3. Neogene (4)
  4. Jurassic (3)
  5. Silurian (2)
  6. Paleogene (2)
  7. Carboniferous (2)
  8. Triassic (2)
  9. Mesozoic (1)
  10. Ordovician (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

A sad story of desert preservation

Through the Sandglass [2012-05-12 12:48:58]   recommend this post  (556 visits)
A story that appeared all over the news recently caught my eye for a number of reasons - here’s an example of the headlines: “Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in

The hills of Mountain View

Oakland Geology [2012-05-06 00:17:38]   recommend this post  (215 visits)
A few years ago in this space I called Mountain View Cemetery “a manicured showcase of the lower Oakland hills.” While you’re visiting the dead, it is pleasant to lift your eyes to the hills and consider the living world. The [...]

Alaska lake monster may have identity

Lake Scientist [2012-05-08 18:41:32]   recommend this post  (213 visits)
An Alaskan biologist may have identified the “lake monster” in the state’s Lake Iliamna that has had reported sightings since the 1940s. “Illie” could be a sleeper shark, said Bruce Wright, a biologist at the Aleutian Pribilof Islands [...]

Emissions from the Cement Industry

State of the Planet [2012-05-09 17:00:58]   recommend this post  (206 visits)
A single industry accounts for around 5% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. It produces a material so ubiquitous it is nearly invisible: cement. Cement is the primary ingredient in concrete, which in turn forms the foundations and structures [...]

PGS: Helz on Kilauea

DC Geology Events [2012-05-11 15:06:16]   recommend this post  (200 visits)
The May meeting of the Potomac Geophysical Society will be held May 17th at the Fort Myer Officers’ Club in Arlington, VA ( in the Glassed-in room in the Fife and Drum (main dining room). Dr. Rosalind Helz will [...]

Boolab - evolooshun

drip | david’s really interesting pages... [2012-05-06 11:24:39]   recommend this post  (184 visits)
Go HERE for the video (embedding disabled). Okay… I’m an animator. I love this shit. Look at those lines, the anticipation, follow-through, the timing. Gorgeous. Just… The idea of evolution shown here embodies pretty much every [...]

Regarding “PCA Geologists on the Age of the Earth”

The GeoChristian [2012-05-07 05:03:31]   recommend this post  (175 visits)
We moved to a new city last year, and recently became members of a church in the Presbyterian Church in America. We are delighted to be a part of this local church, with its commitment to the truthfulness and authority of the Scriptures, excellent [...]

Variation and selection

Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings [2012-05-06 10:42:19]   recommend this post  (127 visits)
Well hey, another little leftover from the Carnegie I should have mentioned before. There are of course a multitude of ways of presenting ideas in museum exhibits. This one is not only well done (showing the natural variation present in a selection [...]

Reposing differently on Mars

Through the Sandglass [2012-05-09 12:59:52]   recommend this post  (120 visits)
Sand, Mars, and a challenge to conventional wisdom. What better ingredients for a post could I wish for? The two images above show sedimentary fan deposits, the great - yes, fan-shaped – aprons of detritus that accumulate at the | Impressum