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Monday, 09 November 2015

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The final days of sub-400 ppm carbon dioxide 

Mountain Beltway [2015-11-09 21:44:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 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  (35 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  (34 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  (36 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  (74 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  (26 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  (33 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  (50 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  (46 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

Fossilise! A game about fossils 

Earth Learning Idea [2015-08-10 12:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
A rainy day in the holidays? Try 'Fossilise!' This ELI is a game about how fossils form and survive. You collect cards as you play the game and, of course, everyone wants to win to collect the Gold Nugget card. You will need copies of the game and the cards, some scissors to cut out the cards and counters, dice and shakers. More activities for children to try at home can be found on

Vagabonding on Dangerous Ground: On the Road in the Pacific Northwest (a new blog series) 

Geotripper [2015-07-20 08:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info

The Lost Coast of Northern California If you've been following my blogs for the last few weeks, then you know I've been on the road in the Pacific Northwest. I'm not quite home yet, but I'm headed that way soon, and I've realized that there has been a convergence of events that are leading to my next blog series. I've decided to call it "Vagabonding on Dangerous Ground". The Devil's

Drought Threatens Mono Lake Gulls 

Lake Scientist [2015-06-30 15:37:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info

Mono Lake is a special place, home to spiraling tufa towers and extremophile bacteria that can breathe metals. But the California lake, like so many other water bodies in the[...] The post Drought Threatens Mono Lake Gulls appeared first on Lake

Home From the Back of Beyond: Some Images of Strange and Wonderful Places 

Geotripper [2015-06-29 07:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info

Thunderstorm near Bandelier National Monument No, it's not a volcanic eruption, but with the light show that followed that evening, it might as well have been. We were in the high desert of New Mexico at Bandelier National Monument, and the monsoons had arrived early. The lightning flashed every second or two for hours that night. It was magical. Joshua Trees outside of Rainbow

Cover art for Earth Science textbook 

The GeoChristian [2015-06-03 03:59:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home from Novare Science and Math has a cover! Filed under: Geology, Old-Earth creationism, Science Education Tagged: Christian education, Earth Science, Middle School,

Bathroom Design – The Call of Nature 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-05-30 05:01:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info
Lots of individuals like the suggestion of washroom style that highlights nature. TV advertising shows a person cleaning hair or showering under an excellent falls, and also it strikes home within us. Nature is, to lots of people, connected to ideas of tidiness. Tidy and also green. A nature shower room style concentrates on this […] The post Bathroom Design – The Call of Nature appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Does Genesis 1 Demand Belief in a Young Earth? 

The GeoChristian [2015-05-23 01:24:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (60 visits) info
I highly recommend Novare Science and Math’s most recent newsletter, which highlights the question “Does Genesis 1 Demand Belief in a Young Earth?” My upcoming middle school textbook, “Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home” is being published by Novare, and will be available for the 2015-2016 school year. Filed under: Age of the Earth, Creation in the Bible, Creationism,

Food chains link the creatures of coastal ecology 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-09 13:00:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

Don’t stick your hand in that shell! You don’t know who might be home. It could be a carnivorous snail or a “clawsome” crab. Take a look at our Texas state shell, the lightning whelk or left-handed whelk, which feeds … Continue reading

Sneak Peeks from Grand Coulee and Summer Falls! 

Rosetta Stones [2015-05-09 08:19:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (66 visits) info

I’m home, my darlings. I’m so tired I’m about to faceplant into the keyboard, but I shall not sleep until I have posted some pictures for ye! We didn’t do all we meant to,... -- Read more on

May 7, 2015 News [2015-05-07 08:10:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (58 visits) info
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