Posts treating: "article"
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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 [...]
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
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
[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.
Just recently theÂ 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 [...]
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
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.
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, [...]
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
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, [...]
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 [...]
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
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
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
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
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
What does everyone have planned this weekend? If you are near Moab, the Dinosaur Festival kicks off today and tomorrow at the Museum of Moab and the Moab Information Center. Read more about it in this article! moabsunnews.com In celebration of the fifth annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15, people in the Moab
You can't get this anywhere. I was near the site in the winter, and saw some slabs in the local museum. In the summer they take visitors and have hilarious stories about people trying to run off with a piece. Usually a grizzly bear gets them. :)
Now we can out own slabs to hang on the wall. I would put in a bit more vertical just to make them stand out.
How has the discipline of Geography changed over time? David Kaplan and Jennifer Mapes - two professors from Kent State University - are analyzing geography dissertation titles from the past 125 years or so to explore this question. Inside Higher Ed posted an article a few weeks ago describing the professors' research and some of their preliminary findings. Keep an eye out for an early 2015 article on their research in Geographical Review!Original post blogged on
We know this weekend was a soggy one for most of us here in Utah. Here’s an article talking about some of the flooding around the state after this last weekend’s heavy rains. We hope everyone is safe and sound as flood water recede. kutv.com A state of emergency was declared in Carbon County and