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Friday, 26 February 2016

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Dig in the Dirt and Back in Time with HMNS at the George Ranch! 

BEYONDbones [2016-02-26 21:01:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (58 visits) info
by Sabrina Dahlgren Everyone invariably reaches an age when an adult will admonish them to stop playing on the ground and getting their clothes dirty. Archaeologists are among those people who decide that playing in the dirt is too much … Continue reading

Fear Finally Feasts on Oklahoma 

Ontario-geofish [2015-11-24 12:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info

Reference I finally have an Okie who reads my stuff.  I can't feel so detached and call them dumb as dirt.  They are living, breathing dumb people.  :)  So far all the big 6-ish earthquakes have had their barrels pointed away from the people, but that won't last. I think the media will now go 'the other way', casting horrible irrational fear for big bucks.  Poor Okies, they threw away

With Soil, Make Me Wine: The Dirt on Growing Great Grapes 

BEYONDbones [2015-11-07 13:00:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (82 visits) info
I like wine. And I make my own. Not huge batches, mind you. Just about 30 bottles per month in the winter months. I learned the hard way the chemistry of wine. If you let the wine get too hot … Continue reading

Seismologists See Salt Lake City Future Disaster by Reading the Dirt 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-30 00:05:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info

If you missed it a couple of weeks ago, here is an article outlining the paleoseismic study some of our UGS geologists helped with on a trench. Not far from I-215 in Salt Lake City, near the airport, a deep trench cuts through the earth. Though it looks like a sewer repair project, there’s

Oklahoma earthquakes rehash 

Ontario-geofish [2015-08-24 02:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (109 visits) info

Just a little summary for those of you who don't want to trudge through all my stuff.  It's like digging up the potatoes, which I did this weekend, you go through a lot of dirt before something good pops up. So, the mid-west states had been injecting excess water from oil production for a zillion years, and never got an earthquake.  If they found a Precambrian megathrust, they could inject

Darlington gets ready for new nuclear 

Ontario-geofish [2015-05-11 00:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (82 visits) info

I was amazed when I drove by the old place.  When I worked there I called it 'Lobotomy Central' only because everybody was so peaceful and happy.  It doesn't mean anything else, really. So they're taking down Fred's Pile, which is the huge mound of dirt.  I suppose all that dirt can go to feed the 407.  And they are replacing the our original dinky bridge with a new super monster bridge.  We

New Zealand watersheds show the dirt on logging and grazing 

AGU Meetings [2014-12-19 23:33:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (84 visits) info

 Triassic; NZ,US
Grazing animals and logging trees in New Zealand could affect water quality there, according to scientists working to determine how water quality problems in the country relate to land use. The results could help guide water-friendly policy in New Zealand and other parts of the world, according to Jason Julian, a geographer at Texas State

Silt fills reservoir’s inlets after flooding in southern Utah 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-02 19:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (71 visits) info

 US Cities in southern Utah are still cleaning up the mess from a flash flood that fell in the area on Saturday. The storm brought down a lot of water, but it also brought down a lot of dirt. READ

Mama, don't buy Windows 8! 

Ontario-geofish [2014-07-14 19:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
Got a new laptop for the daughter, who wanted professional word and project.  The neato Asus laptop came with win8 and a touchscreen, which the girlie loved.  Then it was left to Dad to get the dang thing working.  We got the packages through the wife's employee thing, and they are dirt cheap because of the bazillions that the company pours into MS. But I tore my hair out trying to get

The ‘indescribable’ fun of digging dinosaurs in Utah 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-06-24 01:40:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

 US Jeanette Bonnell likes to play in the dirt. The 62-year-old retired human resources specialist is also pretty handy with a dentist’s drill. READ

Is pottery really made from dirt? 

SOILS MATTER, GET THE SCOOP! [2014-06-02 15:00:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
Question: Is pottery really made from dirt? Is it safe to use? Answer: Yes, it’s true. When you set your table every night, you’re setting it with dirt. Pottery is

The ‘indescribable’ fun of digging dinosaurs in Utah 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-05-27 22:51:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info

 US Jeanette Bonnell likes to play in the dirt. The 62-year-old retired human resources specialist is also pretty handy with a dentist’s drill. READ

Digging in the dirt: Getting to know the Dimetrodon of the Texas Permian Red Beds 

BEYONDbones [2014-05-15 17:27:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

 Permian; US
I love my job. Not everyone can say that. My avocation and vocation are as two eyes with one sight (paraphrasing Robert Frost). Part of that job was taking a group of 15 patrons up to the Museum’s dig site outside … Continue reading

A look back on the Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-04-14 23:03:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (60 visits) info

 US This date in science: Landslide at Bingham Canyon Mine April 10, 2013. On this date – a year ago today – a towering wall of dirt and rocks gave way and crashed down the side of Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah. The landslide was to be one of the largest non-volcanic landslides in the

Last Mountain Lake: Oldest Bird Sanctuary in North America 

Lake Scientist [2014-03-18 21:25:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info
The Algonquian Indians believed that Last Mountain Lake was formed by a great spirit who dug out the lake’s valley to build mountains with its dirt. That may be the[...]The post Last Mountain Lake: Oldest Bird Sanctuary in North America appeared first on Lake

The Pentax WG-3: Point-and-Shoot Field Camera Recommendation 

Research at a snail\'s pace [2014-03-08 16:44:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info

My biggest problem with photography during field work is the issue of water and dust. Neither of which are really good for expensive cameras. So I usually have to separate my time into "digging in the dirt" time and "taking pictures" time. Not a big problem, but also not terribly convenient. My wife and I went down to Belize over winter break and I was looking for a camera to take

Dirt Detective 

Netzwerk für geowissenschaftliche Öffentlichkeitsarbeit [2014-02-04 12:53:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Eine englischsprachige Plattform informiert ganz wunderbar interaktiv zu Wald und

Lasers and radar find typhoon risks in the Philippines 

AGU Meetings [2013-12-12 21:00:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (69 visits) info

A new way to identify areas at risk for landslides will help countries avoid tragedies like super-typhoon Bopha. The storm slammed into the Philippines in 2012, killing 1,200 people and causing $1 billion in damage. Scientists from the University of the Philippines are using lasers and radar to identify alluvial fans: sediment deposits resulting from streams or debris flows. Debris flows are landslides with rocks and dirt wet enough to

Mima Mounds: A Report from AGU 

About Geology [2013-12-10 17:16:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

I'm in the middle of a week at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, in San Francisco. This is typically a whirl of talks, posters, refreshment breaks (coffee in the morning, beer in the afternoon) and throngs of geoscientists. I typically don't cover the meeting like a journalist does, although I share the press room with them. A lot of what I seek out is background stuff that I hope is ahead of the cutting edge—at least, it's ahead of my cutting edge. A talk I saw [...]

Analog Geography – German soil of the year 2014 is the vineyard soil 

Digital Geography [2013-11-18 13:31:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (195 visits) info

Sometimes you need to replace bits and bytes with dirt and soils, and today’s news are really pushing me to leave the desk and to go for a walk. Every year, the Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft (German Pedological Society) announces the Soil of the Year. Next year’s soil is the Vineyard Soil! It’s not only one, | Impressum