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Archives for November, 2009

Anyone who donated to the Geobloggers Giving Kids the Earth challenge should have received a “giving card” via e-mail in the past few days. If you’re confused about it, here’s the explanation: HP made a huge donation to all the social media challenges, but didn’t donate money to specific projects. Instead, they gave each individual…

No, I’m not going to AGU this year. But if you are, AGU has activities for bloggers. From Maria-José Viñas, AGU’s public affairs coordinator: 1) We have scheduled a free geobloggers’ lunch for Wednesday, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM at the San Francisco Marriott, Pacific H Room. Right now, it’s just a socializing event —…

DN Lee of Urban Science Adventures is hosting this month’s Diversity in Science carnival, on the topic of pipeline programs that can increase the diversity of science. Two years ago, there was a special issue of the Journal of Geoscience Education devoted to that very topic. JGE is now open-access, so you can browse the…

Geologic causes vs geologic triggers

There’s a great, new online news article by Science’s Richard Kerr about the role of the Zipingpu Dam in last year’s Wenchuan earthquake. A new article in Geophysical Research Letters (which I haven’t read – my library doesn’t have access to GRL) tests the plausibility of water as a trigger for the Wenchuan quake, and…

Go to Dave’s Landslide Blog for full details about this. I don’t have access to the paper. According to Dave Petley, there’s a new paper in Nature Geoscience about the Slumgullion landslide. Slumgullion is in my greater neighborhood – it’s in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, between Lake City (former home of Alferd Packer) and Creede…