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Twin Tornadoes in Nebraska

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 06:51 PM PDT

“The rare twin tornadoes that spun through on Monday night wiped out the town’s business district, obliterated its fire station and ground 40 or 50 homes into rubble.”

Russia Turns Off Gas to Ukraine

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 06:42 PM PDT

On Monday, Russia cut of natural gas flowing into Ukraine. Russia claims that Ukraine owes $2 billion for gas that has already been delivered.

June 18th Flyby of Titan

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 05:06 PM PDT

“As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft zooms past Titan during a June 18 flyby, it will be bouncing radio waves off the moon’s surface and through its atmosphere, toward Earth.” Quoted from the NASA press release

Academic Rank of Geoscience Professors in the USA

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 11:08 AM PDT

Geoscience Currents #88: Rankings & Top 10 Degree Granting Institutions for University Geoscience Faculty presents data on the academic rank of current geoscience professors in the United States and the universities where they earned their highest degree.

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 10:57 AM PDT

“Most of the world’s future oil and gas reserves won’t come from new discoveries, but by finding ways to get more oil from regions the industry already has already developed.” Quoted from the FuelFix article.

Human Activities and the Salt Content of Streams

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 08:29 AM PDT

“For years we have known that activities, such as road de-icing, irrigation, and other activities in urban and agricultural lands increase the dissolved solids concentrations above natural levels caused by rock weathering, and now we have improved science-based information on the primary sources of dissolved-solids in the nation’s streams.” Quoted from the USGS press release.

The Greatest Threat to U.S. Energy Security

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 08:19 AM PDT

“Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) warned Thursday that the greatest threat to U.S. energy security isn’t finding energy, it’s transporting it.” Quoted from TheHill.com.

Sixth Year of Keystone Review

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 08:16 AM PDT

“The proposed pipeline, which would transport crude from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, is in its sixth year of review.” Quoted from the Bloomberg article.

Drilling to the Marcellus with Air

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 08:12 AM PDT

“Indiana County-based Falcon Drilling is […] using mid-sized rigs and air drilling, as a less-expensive approach.” Quoted from TribLive.com

No Need to Frack in North Carolina ?

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 08:07 AM PDT

“North Carolina could soon be deluged with cheap and abundant natural gas from the Marcellus Shale through a major pipeline expansion that could dampen urgency to incubate a home-grown fracking industry.” Quoted from the NewsObserver.com article.

A Transit of the Sun as Seen From Mars

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 04:42 AM PDT

“NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has imaged the planet Mercury passing in front of the sun, visible as a faint darkening that moves across the face of the sun.

This is the first transit of the sun by a planet observed from any planet other than Earth, and also the first imaging of Mercury from Mars. Mercury fills only about one-sixth of one pixel as seen from such great distance.” Quoted from NASA.gov.

Wall Maps of US States

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 04:30 AM PDT

Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.

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