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The Status of Landslide Mapping in the USA?

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 05:29 AM PDT

An article on CNBC website explores some of the challenges of producing landslide hazard maps for the United States.

Slow-Moving Landslide in Wyoming

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 05:28 AM PDT

A slow-moving landslide in Jackson, Wyoming has prompted the evacuation of numerous homes and shut down a Walgreens store.

Related: Landslide incidence map

Watching the Total Lunar Eclipse

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 05:23 AM PDT

National Geographic has an article that explains how to watch the total lunar eclipse that will occur overnight on April 14-15.

Possible Exomoon Found

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 05:11 AM PDT

NASA-funded researchers have spotted the first signs of an “exomoon,” and though they say it’s impossible to confirm its presence, the finding is a tantalizing first step toward locating others. The discovery was made by watching a chance encounter of objects in our galaxy, which can be witnessed only once.

LED Bulb Prices and Efficiency

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 05:05 AM PDT

The Energy Information Administration shows that the efficiency of LED light bulbs is increasing as prices are rapidly falling.

Bottled Water: A Geological Product?

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 04:57 AM PDT

Although much of the bottled water sold in stores is nothing more than expensive tap water, some of it is actually a geological product such as: mineral water, ground water, artesian water, spring water, sparkling water…

South Korea Energy Report

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 04:55 AM PDT

“South Korea relies on imports to meet about 97% of its energy demand as a result of insufficient domestic resources, and the country is one of the world’s leading energy importers.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration report.

California Snow Pack is Low and Why That’s a Problem

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 04:54 AM PDT

California already has drought problems, but mountain snowpacks in the state are really low this spring and that will prevent reservoirs from filling. Since melting snowpack is a major contributor to California’s water there will likely be more water shortages this summer unless more rail falls.

First Geothermal Plant in New Mexico

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 04:51 AM PDT

KOB4 has a short report on Lightning Dock Geothermal, the first geothermal plant to open in the state of New Mexico.

A Scientist’s Life

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 04:43 AM PDT

Scripps Institution of Oceanography features Lihini Aluwihare: “In my field I’m called an organic geochemist. In a very basic sense, I’m using molecules to tell a story about the processes on Earth that involve organisms. If you think about the number of different molecules that are on Earth most of them are organic, meaning they were made by organisms. My interest lies in trying to understand those molecules and what their structure tells us about the processes that have acted on them.”

Future of the Haynesville Shale?

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 04:35 AM PDT

Natural gas drilling activity in the Haynesville Shale was booming in 2010 but has fallen significantly since then. The fall occurred as natural gas prices fell from $12 down to $2. Companies started drilling there with a high income assumption. After the price fall, drillers could make more money drilling liquid and oil-rich plays because the revenue there was greater. They Haynesville still holds lots of gas and drilling will increase when prices increase.

Made to Outlast the Geologist

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 04:25 AM PDT

Many people say that Gfeller leather field equipment is “made to outlast the geologist”. They make field belts, hammer carriers, field cases, field brief cases, lanyards, Brunton cases, acid bottle cases and more.

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