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Oklahoma Earthquake Easter Egg 

Ontario-geofish [2015-04-05 02:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

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 [2015-03-16 13:29:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

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  (35 visits) info

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  (39 visits) info

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  (35 visits) info

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  (32 visits) info

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  (38 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 [2014-12-10 15:27:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (82 visits) info

  [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  (35 visits) info

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  (30 visits) info

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  (32 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 [2014-11-18 14:32:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (122 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  (32 visits) info
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

Non-standard use of Web GIS on the example of OpenWebGIS functionality 

Digital Geography [2014-10-26 19:37:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
In this article we consider the use OpenWebGIS, as one of the free Web GISs for analyzing of buildings drawings, as well as mapping and measurement of small-scale objects that are demanded in archeology, architecture, biology, medicine and other fields of human activity. Tell me, how many online Web GISs can use the maximum zooming ratio of more than 19? Those Web GISs which use OpenStreetMap as a base map, generally have a maximum zoom to 19. Those Web GISs which use Google Maps as a base map, [...]

Ebola. And Museums. Again. 

Prerogative of Harlots [2014-10-24 06:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

My friend and colleague Beth Merritt is always saying that museums need to be the heroes. But so little of what we do is truly heroic. But now, I think we have a genuine chance.In case you hadn't noticed, people are a teensy bit worried about Ebola at the moment. Yes, I know I told you about this months ago. You remember, when I was telling you about how museums ought to stop worrying about being popular and start being relevant.Well here's an opportunity, handed to you on a plate. Across the [...]

Glad You Asked: October 23, 2014 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-24 01:41:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Cooler weather is on its way, so we’ve got a cool “Glad You Asked” article to compliment the changing seasons! It’s a beautiful time of the year to get out into Utah’s geology. Maybe some of you have noticed these groovy rocks out on your outdoor adventures. What are those grooves in the rocks, and

Bárðarbunga volcano daily update for 23-October-2014 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-10-23 23:48:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
Currently earthquake activity is increasing in Bárðarbunga volcano. For the past 48 hours 53 (when this article is written) earthquake with magnitude above 3,0 have happened. It is unclear what is going now in Bárðarbunga volcano, at the … Continue reading

Bárðarbunga volcano Monday update on 20-October-2014 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-10-21 02:59:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (104 visits) info
I am sorry for this late update. I was working on my server computer. More details at the end of this article. Overview of weekend (18 – 19-October-2014) activity in Bárðarbunga volcano Strongest earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano during … Continue reading

Colorful Mollusk Fossils and the Perks of Publishing with PE 

Paleontologia Electronica - blog [2014-10-16 23:56:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
  The fossil remains of marine mollusks have played a pivotal role in the understanding of stratigraphy around the world. Recently, Palaeontologia Electronica (PE) authors Lloyd Glawe, John Anderson, and Dennis Bell published an article about their study of microscopic … Continue reading

Glad You Asked: October 9, 2014 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-10 01:50:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

We’ve got some Great Salt Lake trivia for you to end the day on—how many think you can answer correctly?? Check out our “Glad You Asked” article below for the answers. 1. What do Great Salt Lake, the Bahamas, the old Hansen Planetarium in downtown Salt Lake City, the Manti LDS Temple, and Hearst Castle | Impressum