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Wednesday, 03 February 2016

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Carnivorous Fossil Beast Lived Like a Civet 

Laelaps [2016-02-03 13:00:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Rare bones show this fossil carnivore was at home on the ground as well as in the

Green and White in California...There's a drought here? Why yes...yes there is 

Geotripper [2016-02-02 06:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

What a sight for sore (and dry) eyes. Deep emerald fields of growing grass, and snow-capped peaks in the distance. Tropical palm trees. Spring? Hardly. It's the first of February in California, a place mired in the depths of the worst drought in perhaps a thousand years. Somehow, the picture doesn't fit with the reality, but it unfortunately does. I was headed home this afternoon and

Art in the rock ... What do you see in these thin sections ? EPISODE 4 and HOME MADE THIN SECTIONS 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-01-22 15:31:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Now you know all about thin sections, reading previous posts ! I propose you to do your own thin sections from sands. With epoxy on a glass slide and some sand above, you have to polish till you obtain a good picture with polarizing microscope. We are now collecting gabbro sand for education. We had to sieve it with sieves from #35 to #45. read

Trying on the Safety Suit! 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-01-18 22:58:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
Before leaving home I told all my students about what I would be doing aboard the JOIDES Resolution. I even showed them what a safety suit is and how in the event of an emergency it could save someone's life. I provided pictures of a safety suit and encouraged them to draw themselves in the suit so I could bring them along with me. Here are a few of the examples.  read

Bible Reading, 2016 

The GeoChristian [2015-12-30 07:29:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
I haven’t been blogging much in 2015. That may change in early 2016 once I am done writing Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home, a Christian middle school Earth Science textbook from Novare Science and Math. I do, however, still make time for daily reading in the Bible. In fact, there was not a single day

Back home 

Ontario-geofish [2015-12-18 21:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
It's great to be back.  Comments are open

Door 12 – Trotternish and the Macdonald Clan 

Geological Society of London blog [2015-12-12 11:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

The spectacular Trotternish peninsula on the Isle of Skye is home to the famous geological sites of the Quirang and the 719m summit of the Storr. They are formed from a set of post-glacial, large-scale landslides which give the impression of … Continue reading

Lake Malawi Cores Hold Clues To Cichlid Diversity 

Lake Scientist [2015-12-10 20:55:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

Sitting in southeast Africa, Lake Malawi has long been the home of diverse populations of cichlid fish. The fish are common in aquariums throughout the world, adding color and liveliness[...] The post Lake Malawi Cores Hold Clues To Cichlid Diversity appeared first on Lake

Drunk on Geology - Black Butte Porter 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2015-12-02 21:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

The next up in our Drunk on Geology series is Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery out of Bend, OR. (Also home to the Obsidian Stout and the Inversion IPA)Although "butte" is a generic geological term for an isolated mountain jutting out of the landscape (, Black Butte is a specific mountain located within Oregon.Location of Black Butte, Oregon.Here is the geology of Black Butte from the webpage:As you drive toward the flats of [...]

Nicaragua's Momotombo Volcano Erupts After Sleeping For 110 Years 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2015-12-02 17:41:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

Nicaragua's conical Momotombo volcano has had its first eruption in over 110 years. From early pictures and video it looks like a Strombolian style eruption with ash clouds reaching very high. Pyroclastic flows can also be seen descending the NE face of the volcano. The last major eruption in 1905 produced a lava flow that traveled to the NE.This is likely going to be a small eruption with some ashfall and probably will not go on for too long. The volcano itself is not near any heavily [...]

The final days of sub-400 ppm carbon dioxide 

Mountain Beltway [2015-11-09 21:44:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
This is probably the last week our planet's atmosphere will have less than 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide. When are we going to stop letting this heat-trapping waste gas pile up in our

North Salt Lake passes ordinance it hopes will stem problems with landslides 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-10-22 22:48:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

 US After the devastation caused by last year’s landslide that destroyed one home and damaged property, the North Salt Lake City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to adopt a new geologic-hazard ordinance. READ

Last Sample and Home 

State of the Planet [2015-10-20 22:42:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info

We finished our work at the river transect. Now we had one more sample to collect. Alamgir had arranged for drillers at this new site, but they were delayed because of a knife fight between two villages over some property. Plus, they arrived without their equipment to be able to get across the other village safely. With some rented equipment, we collected our last samples just a few feet above our maximum sampling depth. We then rushed south only to get caught in the legendary Dhaka

kittens, anyone? 

James’ Empty Blog [2015-10-16 17:15:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

Riley and Blackie found a home while we were away. Hurrah! This one looks much more straightforward, don't you think? His name is Alfie, and he weighs only half what Blackie did. Consequently, his poos are only half the size. Double Hurrah! The only thing is that there are two of him. His slightly smaller other half is called Archie. But that's still only half the poo of Riley and Blackie

New York 

James’ Empty Blog [2015-09-16 03:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

Last week I was warned by one of my friends in Japan that New York is tiny, but I didn't really believe them. But - it's just so cute I wanna wrap it up and take it home! The people are very polite (I was shocked - more than once people stepped back and waited while I took a photo.) and friendly, and unlike San Francisco, you don't have to be always taking care not to tread on the bodies of

Vagabonding on Dangerous Ground: Danger Follows Us Home (As it does all of us) 

Geotripper [2015-09-13 02:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (102 visits) info

Mt. St. Helens from Silver Lake We have finally reached the last few days of our meandering journey through the lands influenced by the Cascadia Subduction Zone. We spent several weeks out there, checking out the landscapes threatened by a possible magnitude nine earthquake. Although the hazard has been recognized for quite a few years, there was a media storm over the summer that brought

Geologists sample Taylorsville-West Valley fault line to study earthquake risk 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-10 19:51:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Take a quick minute today on your afternoon break to think about earthquake preparedness. What have you done around your home to help relieve potential damage from a large earthquake? Have you talked to your family and friends, do you have an action plan if an earthquake occurs? A team of geologists, including some of

Over-saturation leads to landslide in Riverton, residents in one home asked to evacuate 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-08 22:44:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info

 US A landslide in a Riverton neighborhood Thursday afternoon left a 30-foot wide, and 40-foot tall hole on a hillside between two homes. READ

Science, Powered by the Sun 

State of the Planet [2015-09-02 18:41:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info
Two solar farms will soon power 75 percent of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, whose high-tech labs are home to some of the world’s leading Earth scientists. The new power sources are expected to cut the campus's carbon dioxide emissions by

Dennis E. Hayes, Mapper of the World’s Ocean Beds 

State of the Planet [2015-08-11 16:45:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info

Dennis E. Hayes, a marine geophysicist who advanced mapping of the world’s ocean floors, died at his home in New York City on Aug. 6. He was | Impressum