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Five students (three from the US, two from Brazil) were arrested last month while doing paleoclimate research in Brazil. They were collecting sediment cores from lakes and wetlands, in order to understand past climate change in western Brazil. The charges were based on Brazilian laws dealing with unauthorized extraction of mineral resources. (The group had…

Science’s online education prize

Science has an award for online education resources (cutely named “SPORE”), and they want nominations by June 30. Here are their criteria: Rules of Eligibility for SPORE-2009: * The project must focus on science education. * The resources described must be freely available on the Internet. * The project can be targeted to students or…

California needs geology!

Ok, you’re probably thinking. Now she’s really lost it. California’s got earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, coastal erosion, oil, gold, sinking ground, a funky inland delta with levees in danger of failing, major water issues… and that’s not even getting into the really cool stuff, like serpentinites and blueschists and pillow basalts and forearc basin sediments and…

Cr!key Creek invites bloggers to join him on World Water Day, March 22, and post about water basins and aquifers that cross political boundaries. Here’s what he said: There are hundreds of water basins and aquifers that straddle our political boundaries, at both international and national levels. Neighbours stick their own straws into the same…

Earth is going to be here for the foreseeable future. Will there be geoscientists to help everyone else figure out how to deal with it? The people who organize the Cutting Edge geoscience teaching workshops have another set of workshops, aimed at helping geoscience departments figure out how to grow and stay vibrant. This is…