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Monday, 29 September 2014

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Monday Geology Picture: U-Shaped Glacial Valley, Seward Peninsula, Alaska 

Georneys [2014-09-29 21:22:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

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When glaciers erode landscapes, they often leave behind characteristic U-shaped valleys. This week’s Monday Geology Picture shows a U-shaped glacial valley on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska. This valley is located just outside of the gold mining town of Nome. Does anyone else have good pictures of U-shaped

BUGGY, WET, and AWESOME 

Wooster Geologists [2014-09-04 20:02:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

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Guest bloggers: Zach Downes & Wilson Nelson For me, the trip started in Juneau, Alaska.  We arrived in Juneau late with a couple of things to take care of the next day before getting in a small plane and heading to Gustavus, Alaska where Glacier Bay National Park is based.  We needed food, XtraTuf boots,

Alaska Voters Reject Referendum Regarding Oil and Gas Production Taxes 

Mineral Law Blog [2014-08-26 00:06:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

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Last Tuesday, Alaska voters rejected a referendum proposal that would have repealed oil and gas production tax legislation signed into law by Governor Sean Parnell in May 2013, known as the "More Alaska Production" Act. With the referendum rejected, we thought our readers would appreciate a review of what this might mean for the oil and gas industry in Alaska. A recent article we published in Alaska Business Monthly discussed in detail the trends and specifics of the production tax credits that [...]

Alaska Voters Reject Referendum Regarding Oil and Gas Production Taxes 

Mineral Law Blog [2014-08-25 20:06:22]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Last Tuesday, Alaska voters rejected a referendum proposal that would have repealed oil and gas production tax legislation signed into law by Governor Sean Parnell in May 2013, known the "More Alaska Production" Act.… Continue

Graph of the Largest Earthquakes (1906-2005) 

Geology.com News [2014-08-22 08:04:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info

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Three earthquakes in Chile, Alaska and Sumatra account for almost 1/2 of the total seismic energy released in an entire

A Thoughtful Message on a Tiny Slip of Paper 

WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [2014-07-30 03:34:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info

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One day last week I found myself feeling kind of punky. I woke up a bit dizzy, and found that my blood pressure was higher than it usually is. For that reason, I decided to take a sick day. Unknown to me, though, while I was laying about in my government housing unit worrying about my blood pressure, I missed meeting Mary and Brad.When I returned to work the next day, my blood pressure was back to normal but I was still feeling a bit out of sorts. As soon as I walked in the door, another ranger [...]

Deep-Sea Poop, Amoebas, Basket Stars, Pinwheel Crinoids and MORE! Pics from the NOAA Deep-sea Photo Archive! 

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Gulf of Alaska 2004 Expedition. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration  This week I have been researching images from deep-sea video on the home page for the NOAA Photo Library, which has housed ALL of the deep-sea and other imagery from NOAA's deep-sea expeditions since 2003, including those of the Okeanos Explorer! Many of you know that I have participated in the last two

M8.0: Near Little Sitkin Island, Alaska 

Geology.com News [2014-06-24 00:14:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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A powerful but deep earthquake occurred in the western portion of the Aleutian island arc at 11:53 AM local time on June 23. The earthquake was beneath the Bering Sea near Little Sitkin Island, Alaska at depth of 114 kilometers. A tsunami warning was

Ferebee Glacier: another rock avalanche in Alaska 

The Landslide Blog [2014-06-10 09:27:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

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Pilot Drake Olson has identified another rock avalanche in Alaska, this time on the upper reaches of the Ferebee

Oil and Gas Stranded in Alaska ? 

Geology.com News [2014-06-08 13:31:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

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An article on the Anchorage Daily News website explains why the oil and natural gas resources of Alaska are difficult to develop because the rules applied in other parts of the United States do not work well in Alaska’s unique

Energy Policy Can Fuel Economies 

Geology.com News [2014-06-06 16:38:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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“Alaska is one of the best examples of how energy policy can change not just the trajectory of energy production, but how it can greatly improve the enhance the lives and livelihoods of its citizens.” Comment by Jack Gerard, President of the American Petroleum

More Activity at Pavlof 

Geology.com News [2014-06-04 16:43:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
“Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano is getting more active, say observers, with ash clouds rising to 22,000 feet and molten rock appearing on the surface.” Quoted from the Christian Science Monitor article. Related: Pavlof Volcano

2-day guided geology field trip to the San Juan Islands aboard sailing schooner “Zodiac”. 

Northwest Geology Field Trips [2014-05-23 17:23:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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An Invitation to a geology field trip around the San Juan Islands via boat with John Whitmer, trip leader. Departure and return:  Monday, June 23 at the Fairhaven dock, Bellingham, WA at 9:00 am, through Wednesday, June 25 between 3 and 5 pm at the same dock. ·         The boat “Zodiac” is berthed next to the Alaska

Vancouver M6.6 earthquake and The Long March 

Ontario-geofish [2014-04-24 12:33:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

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Ha, I predicted this earthquake for last Christmas, although I thought the earthquakes were marching to the north, and not south. So, not much of a prediction... The 'Long March" is the natural series of earthquakes along this huge strike-slip fault.  We had 2 M7+ earthquakes, and they were marching north.  The next one I predicted would be in the armpit of Alaska.  Three big M7.5's

Heliolites coral from Germany 

Views of the Mahantango [2014-04-09 09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

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Heliolites is an interesting coral that I thought was confined to the Silurian period, So I was surprised when my friend Nils sent me a specimen from the Devonian of Germany in a recent exchange. The specimen below comes from the Junkerberg Formation (Devonian, Eifelian stage) near Rommersheim, Germany.Previously I've blogged about specimens from the Silurian of Gotland, Sweden and Louisville, Kentucky. A search of the Fossilworks site (formerly Paleodb.org) shows that Heliolites is known up [...]

The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake 

Geology.com News [2014-03-28 03:22:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

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Today is the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake and The Washington Post has an article titled: “Remembering the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, the largest in U.S.

Permafrost Studies 

Geology.com News [2014-03-27 12:54:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
“In the next 50 years, as arctic systems warm, the release of carbon and nitrogen in permafrost could greatly exacerbate the warming phenomenon. Thawing is impacting ecosystems on land and offshore.” Quoted from the USGS

The Biggest Infrastructure Project Ever Built in Alaska? 

Geology.com News [2014-03-20 16:11:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

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The Alaska Senate is debating a large project that would involve a natural gas liquefaction plant on the North Slope coastline, a natural gas pipeline system and a natural gas processing plant. The State might have a stake in the project. Presently, lots of natural gas on the North Slope is being flared because it

M9.2: The Great Alaska Earthquake 

Geology.com News [2014-03-20 12:58:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

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March 27 is the 50th anniversary of The Great Alaska Earthquake – America’s largest recorded earthquake. Geological information about the earthquake is presented in this eleven minute

A Where in the West Revisited: Rose Spit, B.C. 

Looking for Detachment [2014-03-07 19:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

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Flying back from Alaska on yet another recent trip, I was able to spot Rose Spit, which featured as a Where in the West challenge back in October of 2010. The shape of the northeastern tip of Graham Island — an island in the Haida Gwaii, or Queen Charlotte Islands, off of the coast of British Columbia up near Prince Rupert — always fascinates me. The northern portion of Graham Island, with
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