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This is a post for World Water Day. See more posts about transboundary water at Cr!key Creek. For the past two years, my intro Earth Science students have been doing a project monitoring one of our local rivers. On the one hand, it’s just another stream, small enough for students to safely wade into it…

Tough commute

Geotripper got a new camera for his birthday, and has been taking pictures of mountains. I haven’t posted enough pictures since I got my camera in December, so here’s a view of my daily commute: Here, let me label it for people who don’t make a habit of seeing geology in landscapes (picture below fold):

Spring meme!

Spring has sprung in the geoblogosphere! In Virginia, Callan has been hiking on the Billy Goat Trail. In Colorado, Geology Happens has crocuses. And spring fever has even hit the New York Times – Andy Revkin is posting Youtube videos of Pete Seeger singing about maple syrup. Hey, I can play, too. Look – I’ve…

Stuff I’m reading

There has been a lot of cool stuff posted while I was getting this blog set up. From my Google Reader shared items: Exotic rocks. There’s an art exhibit in Oakland, California, that includes metamorphic rocks from Maine. Why? Because the schists sound like xylophone keys when they’re struck. I knew there was a reason…

Signs of spring

I know it doesn’t feel like spring on the East Coast of the US, what with the big snow day yesterday. But it’s been in the 60’s here for the past three days, and in the 50’s before that. At my elevation (6800 feet), the snow is gone except in the shade and on north-facing…