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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Los Angeles geyser! 

Geology in Motion [2014-07-31 18:38:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

Back in the 1970's I used to run on the UCLA track near Sunset Boulevard. Two days ago, a 93-year-old water pipe and a 58-year-old pipe broke under Sunset Boulevard near the track, sending a pulsating geyser of water high into the air.  You can view a video of it here (the video symbol in the center of the photo doesn't work because it's just a frame grabbed from the CNN video). The track was flooded, as well as newly rennovated ($136 million)Pauley Pavilion, the home of UCLA [...]

GfGD in Tanzania (1) – Earth Sciences for Improving Livelihoods 

Geology for Global Development [2014-07-30 11:00:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

The East African country of Tanzania is a remarkable place, home to Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and (for the volcanologists reading this) Ol Doinyo Lengai. It was also visits to communities in the Kagera region of Tanzania in 2009 and 2010 that resulted in GfGD getting off the ground soon afterwards. Since then, Tanzania has

‘Thumbs Up’ for Travel to Kullorsuaq 

State of the Planet [2014-07-17 23:46:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
At the small airport a smiling woman approaches us asking our plans in one word “Kullorsuaq?” We smile and nod and she grins broadly motioning that she and her daughter are going there too – it is their home she manages to

Geology in Pop Culture - Fossil Butte Street Plaques 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-07-03 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

A small town in Wyoming, Kemmerer, is touted as "An Aquarium set in stone" due to it's proximity not only to Fossil Butte National Monument but also to a bunch of other fossil hunting locals in the region. While we were staying there we wandered around in the center of town (home to the first J. C. Penney Store). Outside the storeInside the storeHowever, I noticed that where all of the sidewalks dip down to the street around the park in the center of town (across the street from the J. C. [...]

A Welcome To Summer Staff! 

Daily Fossil [2014-06-27 18:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

There are some new and familiar faces among the summer staff this season!Returning to work as our field technicians are Eric Blaich and Aaron Kilmury. Each with a year of Field Tech experience under their belts, they have been a massive help in training new staff and volunteers and giving insight into new displays and exhibits.New to the field tech team are Candace Le Sage and myself, Paige Ready. Candace is in her third year of studies in Geology and Anthropology at University of Manitoba. She [...]

Next stop: BRAZIL! Jet-setting at home with World Trekkers this Friday 

BEYONDbones [2014-06-25 23:02:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

Think Brazil is all Carnival and beaches? Think again. Here are three things you probably didn’t know about Brazil: MERCHANTS NAMED IT, NOT COLONIAL POWERS When Portugal started to colonize Brazil, they named it Terra de Santa Cruz (Land of … Continue reading

Ex345 Hess Deep Update: Post-Cruise Meeting 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-06-20 15:46:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
I just retuned home from the Post-Cruise meeting for Expedition 345 Hess Deep Rift. I sailed as a member of the Education Officer team, which included two awesome people: Susan Gebbels and Jean-Luc Berenguer. read

Home is where Hereford is: My trip to Magna Carta’s British stomping grounds 

BEYONDbones [2014-06-19 22:31:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to go to the United Kingdom and visit the home of the Magna Carta, which is currently on display at HMNS. Located in the town of Hereford (which may sound familiar because of the … Continue reading

Mudslide near Canyon Road exposes fourplex foundation 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-06-05 16:19:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

 US A Logan man is concerned about the stability of the hillside above his home after a significant weekend mudslide exposed the foundation of a fourplex above on 600 East and filled in the stream through his yard. READ

A $25 Million Landslide ? News [2014-06-04 17:00:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
“Options for the town of Jackson to permanently shore up a massive, slow-moving landslide that destroyed one home and evacuated dozens of others earlier this spring will be complicated and cost anywhere from $8 million to $25 million.” Quoted from the Casper

Rescued Fossils are Going Home 

Laelaps [2014-05-13 22:30:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Out in the field, paleontologists save fossils. Even the most resilient fossils face destruction by erosion and time,

Is This Your Hat? 

About Geology [2014-05-07 13:24:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info

I first ran this post in August 2009 and again in July 2011, but I think it's worth a repeat. . . During my 2006 trip through the Sierra Nevada (at Stop 12 of the Subduction Tour, to be precise), I came upon a floppy water-resistant field hat lying on a dusty slope beside the road, looking like it had been there perhaps a few months. For no particular reason I grabbed it and tossed it in the back seat. When I came home I tossed it under a table in my office. Then one day I had a cobwebby job to [...]

The Fossil's Tale! 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-05-07 12:08:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
The word fossil comes from the Latin word ‘fossilis’ meaning ‘dug up’. People who go fossil hunting are looking for something that they can literally dig out of the ground and take home! read

New Article on the Colorado Plateau Coring Project 

Chinleana [2014-05-07 05:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
I apologize for the hiatus since the last set of posts but I was very busy finishing up my scholastic career, as well as maintain my full-time job, and we as my private life with home and family.  I hope to start posting regularly again and possibly even something more than just new paper updates, but we shall see. This is an article that came out this week on the Colorado Plateau Coring

GeoCorps™ America Blog – Ode to Cañon City, the BLM, and Rock Lovers 

Speaking of Geoscience [2014-05-01 15:00:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

by Sarah Doyle After a meeting in Denver last June, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) GIS Specialist and my mentor, Ben Zank, and I drove back to Cañon City, Colorado (home of the Royal Gorge and the BLM’s Royal Gorge Field Office).  That happened to be the day the Black Forest fire north of Colorado

Actions Speak Louder Than Words 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-04-29 14:49:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
When I was offered a place on the JOIDES Resolution I thought I would be coming away from home for a bit of ‘peace and quiet’. Lovely! No traffic noise; no sound of tills ’pinging’ as every item goes through; no students shouting at each along the corridors or playing loud music in the car park! Heaven! I couldn’t have been more wrong! read

The World is a Very Small Place 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-04-18 16:51:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
When I was a child (which was a long time ago), my window on the world was through books. One day my Dad came home with a ‘gift’ from one of his teaching colleagues. What a wonderful gift it was! It was a beautiful, old (even then) complete set of the Encyclopaedia Britannica! The car seemed to be full of these big, heavy books, beautifully bound with gold lettering. read

Monday Geology Picture: Hermanus Beach Rocks 

Georneys [2014-04-14 21:41:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

  This past weekend my husband and I and some friends visited the little seaside town of Hermanus, which is located about an hour and a half drive from our home in Cape Town, South Africa. Normally, the weather in April in South Africa is starting to become somewhat cold. However, we enjoyed unseasonably warm weather this past weekend. Thus, we spent plenty of time walking along the seashore and

Shadblow (serviceberry) 

Mountain Beltway [2014-04-14 14:58:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

A sure sign of the advent of spring in Fort Valley is the blooming of the shadblow, an understory tree species with clusters of white flowers: My wife and I took our son for a hike yesterday, and the shadblow was pretty much the only tree with anything on its branches: I infer that shadblow is named for the fact that its flowers “blow” (bloom) when the shad swim upstream

Your Inner Fish 

Why I hate Theropods [2014-04-10 05:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
If you didn't watch this, you're missing out. Fantastic first episode, hitting all the evolutionary biology high notes. It felt like something that would have been at home in a freshmen college biology course or some kind of CVA intro. Great little details made the episode. I look forward to Your Inner Reptile with great anticipation. I wish this series was more than three episodes long.To find out when you can catch a re-airing, check out | Impressum