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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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It’s life, Charlie, but not as we know it – Charles Darwin and the search of early (Extraterrestrial) Life 

History of Geology [2014-04-24 19:00:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info

In August 1881 the journal “Science” published an article with a letter exchange by two amateur geologist – British Charles R. Darwin and the German Otto Hahn- discussing the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Just some years earlier Darwin had published a book “On Origin of Species” proposing that complex life forms descended slowly over time

Earthquake rates inferred from active faults and geodynamics 

Paleoseismicity [2014-04-24 04:30:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Vanja Kastelic and Michele M. C. Carafa (INGV, L’Aquila, Italy) recently published an article in the Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica e Applicata (an international journal of Earth sciences) entitled “Earthquake rates inferred from active faults and geodynamics: the case of … Continue reading

Independents Outweigh Majors by 5 to 1 News [2014-04-20 13:39:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
An article on the FuelFix website gives examples of how the shale plays have been grabbed and held mainly by small to medium-size oil

OPG takes its nuclear expertise outside 

Ontario-geofish [2014-04-17 11:50:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info

Article “We encouraged OPG to explore new business lines and opportunities to the benefit of all Ontarians,” he said. The old company did this once before, I think it was called 'International Ventures', or some such thing.  They were a very high-flying group with a nice building in Oakville.  We all desperately wanted to go there. It died in some sort of internal Stalinesque power struggle.

The Status of Landslide Mapping in the USA? News [2014-04-13 14:29:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

An article on CNBC website explores some of the challenges of producing landslide hazard maps for the United

Watching the Total Lunar Eclipse News [2014-04-13 14:23:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
National Geographic has an article that explains how to watch the total lunar eclipse that will occur overnight on April

‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill planned for April 17 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-11 02:12:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

Are you earthquake ready? The Great Utah ShakeOut hopes to lend some education in the event of “the big one.” Check out the article for more info! It’s been said “It’s not if, but when” a major earthquake will hit the Wasatch Front. READ

What Ails Indian Science 

Reporting on a Revolution [2014-04-08 16:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

A strongly worded article by Mathai Joseph and Andrew Robinson in Nature points the finger at the bureaucratic stranglehold over Indian research institutes. Some snippets... The basic problem is that Indian science has for too long been hamstrung by a bureaucratic mentality that values administrative power over scientific achievement. And, to preserve local control, research is still

Extreme Ice Survey at Antarctica Peninsula News [2014-04-08 13:52:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

National Geographic has an article and video titled: “Chasing Ice Photographer Focuses on Melting Glaciers in Antarctica”…. they bolt nine time lapse cameras to bedrock overlooking glaciers and photograph them every hour during

What Caused the Chilean Earthquake? Faults Explained 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-07 18:45:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

Good Monday morning to all of our geo friends! We hope you had a fun and safe weekend. Here’s a read for this morning. Some of you may have questions about what caused Chile’s recent and devastating earthquake. This article tries to answer some of those questions. Even planet Earth has its faults. Movement

Building Codes Saved Lives in Chile News [2014-04-06 13:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

An article on the CNN website explains how building codes saved lives in the recent magnitude 8.2 earthquake in

The Benefits of Crude Oil Exports? News [2014-04-06 13:37:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

An article in the Oil and Gas Journal, based upon a study done for the American Petroleum Institute, counts the potential benefits of crude oil

Restricting the Right to Build? News [2014-04-03 14:15:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
An article in the New York Times explores the idea that governments should have the ability to restrict building construction in areas subject to geologic

North Carolina Companies Want Marcellus Gas News [2014-04-03 13:52:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

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An article in The Mercury News explains why companies in North Carolina want Marcellus Shale gas enough that they are willing to invest in a

GeoEd: Why fieldwork is essential to training the next generation of Geoscientists 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2014-04-03 13:00:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

Our latest GeoEd article is brought to you by Simon Jung, a lecturer and palaeoceanographer from the University of Edinburgh, who highlights what makes fieldwork a brilliant way to understand Earth processes. Studying geosciences involves training across a broad range of natural sciences. Only equipped with such background knowledge will students be able to grasp

Minute Out In It: Rumor Control (Video from Yellowstone National Park) 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-02 23:28:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

Check out this YouTube video from Yellowstone National Park that addresses some rumors and concerns that have come up as a result of their recent 4.8 earthquake. It clears up a lot of questions! Find other videos that they’ve made HERE. Here’s another article that answers questions about the risk of an eruption from Yellowstone’s

How Leopards Helped Make the Fossil Record 

Laelaps [2014-04-01 23:09:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
I have to apologize to carnivores. In an article about how to become a fossil, published last summer,

Groundwater depletion sinks portions of Cedar Valley 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-01 20:05:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

 US Over-pumping of groundwater from a deep aquifer in Cedar Valley for the past three decades has caused the ground to sink and crack, inflicting damage on a would-be subdivision and putting future development at risk. READ MORE Read further in this article from KCSG Television Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Cedar Valley, Iron

Everybody and their dog now on the Ontario Sunshine List 

Ontario-geofish [2014-04-01 16:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Article This was always great for us in the old company.  At first it blew the cover on those who were milking phoney overtime, but now it's a race.  Get rid of

The Speed of the Oso Landslide News [2014-04-01 13:58:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

National Geographic has an article that connects the high death toll of the Oso, Washington landslide with the speed of the slide. Related: Landslides – USGS Fact | Impressum