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Sunday, 31 May 2015

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Recap of mining and mineral museum plans 

Arizona Geology [2015-05-31 20:51:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

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The Arizona [Phoenix] Republic ran an extensive story on the fate of the former Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum and the proposal to transfer it to AZGS. The one thing I added to the article by Mary Jo Pritzl was a comment that the situation was complicated by the fact that Senate Bill 1200 would have required us to re-open it at the Mining, Mineral, and Natural Resources Education Museum,

Ocean Acidification- What Exactly Happens? 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-05-14 17:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
I've started following @Scitable, an education resource from journal Nature. A few days back they tweeted a link to an article on ocean acidification. Pay attention-   When CO2 dissolves in seawater to produce aqueous CO2 (CO2(aq)) it also forms carbonic acid (H2CO3) (Eq. 1; Figure 1). Carbonic acid rapidly dissociates (splits apart) to produce bicarbonate ions (HCO3-, Eq. 2). In

Edward Alexander (Ed) Nowatzki: 1936-2015 

GeoPrac.net [2015-05-08 17:54:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (53 visits) info

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It is with great sadness that I report the passing of a mentor and former colleague, Dr. Ed Nowatzki, PE, PhD, D.GE, F. ASCE.  His obituary can be found here.  I first met Ed when I took his foundation engineering class at the University of Arizona.  Ed was a fantastic professor, and his consulting experience really informed his lecturing making his course the best and most practical geotechnical class I had in school.  I was privileged to work with Ed for several years [...]

Huge Undersea Landslide Caused Tsunami in Great Britain, Norway 

GeoPrac.net [2015-05-08 10:54:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
The largest known undersea landslide occurred over 8,000 years ago off the coast of Norway. The volume of material that moved is mind-blowing, over 4.6 X 1012 cubic yards or 850 cubic miles! Known as the Storegga landslide, the resulting tsunami buried neolithic settlements in Norway with sediment and caused wave runnup in Great Britain that was 80 feet higher than the normal high tide. The devastating loss of human life can only be imagined. Regarding that last question, anthropologists [...]

Full steam ahead for Bruce Black Hole 

Ontario-geofish [2015-05-07 14:24:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

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Article TORONTO -- A Canadian environmental assessment concludes burying hazardous nuclear material near the shore of Lake Huron in a deep underground bunker is the best way to deal with the waste. Yeah, safe as houses!  I'm happy for the authors, they are maybe now down in Cuba, drinking all that cheap rum.  :)  Did I say this was a foregone conclusion?  No?   We await the sinking of

Hakoneyama Volcano In Japan Put On Alert 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2015-05-05 04:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

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According to an article on The Asahi Shimbun, Hakoneyama (Hakone) Volcano in Japan has been put on alert, and visitors restricted from visiting the summit. Hakoneyama is the close neighbor to Mt. Fuji, which has according to experts been in a state of high pressure for some time now.Hakoneyama has not erupted for some 2900 years, although the numerous hot springs, geysers, and fumeroles within the caldera point to an active magma system. Recent seismicity has given reason for the high alert [...]

Bruce Black Hole to be given green light this week 

Ontario-geofish [2015-05-04 12:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Article I can give this prediction with certainty.  Their contract is up.  There is no provision for follow-up.  They will give the usual thumbs-up with questions, with no interest to see the answers. I won't even read the report, since they rejected anything of interest for me.  So, now to the shaft!  Things to look for will be the amount of grout, and how they handle the pumped-out rock

Oklahoma Earthquake Easter Egg 

Ontario-geofish [2015-04-05 02:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info

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Article Find the Easter Egg right under your feet.  It's an M5 earthquake disguised as an M4.2.  The rest of the world calls it a 5, but some junior usgus seismologist, being forced to work the weekend, shrunk the kids. The press is in on this like flies on stink.  Makes no difference to me, but this large earthquake was very deep, and had a mechanism that puts out very little PGV for

Major Slope Failure at Yeager Airport in West Virginia 

GeoPrac.net [2015-03-16 13:29:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info

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There was a significant slope failure at the Yeager Airport near Charleston, West Virginia last week. A 2005 project to create an Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) at the end of the runway required a massive reinforced soil structure fill slope over 200 feet high since the airport was constructed on top of a hill. According to a presentation published by the geogrid manufacturer, this project was the tallest known geosynthetic reinforced 1:1 fill slope in North America (as of 2010). [...]

Biggest Rocks in The World 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-03-13 14:01:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info

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Which one isright, rock or monolith? whatever. In this article you will see some of the largest amazing monoliths. Some researchers define monolith as a stand-alone rock without associated with other mountain and this is the definition we use for some of the monolith in this article. Let’s start Pena de Bernal in Mexico Is […] The post Biggest Rocks in The World appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Places You Won’t Believe it’s Real 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-03-12 04:44:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info

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There are many wonders in this world and age and we do not allow the opportunity to see all these wonders. In this article you will see seven very beautiful place in the world like a fantasy but it really happened. 1. Mirror Lake in Bolivia Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt lake covering […] The post Places You Won’t Believe it’s Real appeared first on Liberty

Oklahoma Kept Silent About Fracking To Protect Industry 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2015-03-04 19:09:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

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While it has long been known that 'fracking' byproducts and waste water well injections can and do cause earthquakes, it seems that in Oklahoma, that fact was suppressed to protect the oil industry. According to an article on Rawstory, University of Oklahoma President David Boren pressured subordinates to either downplay or remain silent on the issue after being pressured by oil executives.Waste water well injections pump millions of gallons of chemical-laden liquid into 'waste water [...]

Rigged: The Slow Decline Of India's National Oil Company 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-02-20 11:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

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This article came out last year but I came across it today via twitter. In Caravan magazine Krishn Kaushik  writes about India's flagship oil  company the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited and its failure over the years to live up to its mission of finding and producing fuel for the country. This failure has many causes as Kaushik explores- institutional inertia is one important

Scientists Urge Action For Disappearing Lake Urmia 

Lake Scientist [2015-01-29 15:24:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info
In an article penned for The Guardian, scientists who have just completed a study covering two years of desiccation to Iran’s Lake Urmia urge action to protect the once ecologically[...] The post Scientists Urge Action For Disappearing Lake Urmia appeared first on Lake

Pond Embankment Stabilization with Geopolymer Injection 

GeoPrac.net [2014-12-10 15:27:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (105 visits) info

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  [Editor] An effluent pond in southeast Texas was suffering from years of erosion.  Recently, an escalation of subsurface water seepage through the pond’s embankment threatened the community’s main water source. URETEK used their versatile geopolymer product to inject beneath the embankment to seal off the seepage.  The project was a huge success! Read on for this contributed article from GeoPrac sponsor URETEK ICR.

Guatemalan geoportal now available 

Earth Sciences and Maps Library Blog [2014-12-08 23:24:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

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Just recently the Geographic Institute of Guatemala launched a new web geoportal for maps of Guatemala. According to an article published by GIM International, the new service, "provides open access to more than 20 thematic layers on topics such as geodesy, vegetation cover, land use, geology, hydrology and road network, among others." Additionally, they report that, "The services use Geoserver and Geoexplorer, and were developed with support from the GeoSUR Program and PAIGH, with funding [...]

Mt Polley Peer Review Debated 

I think mining [2014-11-21 22:48:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

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The Tyee, a local Vancouver e-newspaper with a decidedly liberal bent today published an article on peer review of Mt Polley.  David Ball is the author of the piece.  I think he did a good job in balancing the opinions. I admit to being hopelessly prejudiced in this opinion.  For if you read David’s piece, you

One week to go... 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-11-20 22:21:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
The last weeks were filled up with work, one article in the newspaper, two radio interviews, long nights but soon it's gonna start: just one week left until I'll be heading east! I'm very happy to have that great job: Ed officer on the JOIDES resolution. read

The Case for BIM in Geotechnical Data 

GeoPrac.net [2014-11-18 14:32:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (160 visits) info
Getting the Message Across Applying Building Information Modelling principles to geotechnical data will reinforce the message that geotechnics is an integral part of every phase of a project – not just site investigation, argues Gary Morin, Technical Director, Keynetix. [Editor] In this contributed article, Gary describes the justification for using BIM for geotechnical data.  Among those benefits are the ability to perform detailed alternatives analysis and optioneering, [...]

Google barges sink 

Ontario-geofish [2014-11-09 00:49:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
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Article I just had to put the final note on this, since they were such a big mystery a while back.  And I was watching Titanic again.  I only like the beginning with the technical arrogance.  :) So, these things are headed for the scrap heap.  Perhaps Google could make them self
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