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Monday, 22 September 2014

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Weekend summary - s22 

Ontario-geofish [2014-09-22 13:15:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Actually, there is nothing to report.  I stayed home this weekend, nursing my cold.  The rest of the week looks beautiful, and I'll go to the cottage with the dog again.  No earthquakes whatsoever.  If we want to extrapolate that observation, then earthquakes are history.

Home Front: Lecture examines Texas history in WWII 

BEYONDbones [2014-08-20 20:30:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info

By Guest Blogger Mike Vance, Houston Arts and Media To picture the home front during World War II is to summon memories of drives for war bonds and scrap metal and rationing of sugar, meat and shoes. To be sure, … Continue reading


Accidental Remediation [2014-08-13 00:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
Some field folks are paranoid about bedbugs - only sleeping on top of the sheets, bringing their own sheets, taking special precautions to keep all luggage away from anything potentially infested, etc. I am not. I've only stayed in one room which may have had bedbugs: I got a line of several bites overnight. But I never brought anything home. I'd estimate that I've spent 1/4 of my career

Developer discusses geotechnical studies after home destroyed by landslide 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-11 19:22:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

One of our geologists here at the Utah Geological Survey, Adam McKean, talks about the geological makeup of the hill in North Salt Lake that makes it prone to sliding. Years before one home crumbled in North Salt Lake, the developer behind the project was given the approval by the city to build it.

4 homes still at risk from landslide that crushed home 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-06 19:02:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info

One of our geologists, Jessica Castleton, talks about the North Salt Lake landslide in this KSL 6:30 PM interview segment. The Utah Geological Survey publication, A Plan to Reduce Losses from Geologic Hazards in Utah, mentioned in the interview can be found HERE. Familes in homes along a hillside here remained displaced following a

Landslide in North Salt Lake August 5, 2014 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-05 19:40:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

Read more about the mudslide that destroyed a home early this morning in North Salt Lake, and other homes that are in the process of evacuation. Two of our geologists from the Utah Geological Survey are en route. We’ll keep you updated as information becomes available. A home was destroyed Tuesday morning by a

Los Angeles geyser! 

Geology in Motion [2014-07-31 18:38:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 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  (18 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  (13 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  (19 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  (25 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  (25 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  (34 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  (29 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  (15 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  (15 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  (25 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 | Impressum