Actually, two weeks’ worth here – and mainly from Anne, since Chris has been on Twitter vacation (despite Anne probably being the more busy out of us…). Enjoy!
- Ten swimming pools of travel chaos. Only a tiny volume of #Eyjafjallajokull magma reached Europe.
- If you haven’t been reading Dana Hunter’s fantastic “Preludes to a Catastrophe” series at her Scientific American blog, you’ve been missing the best geological writing on the web this summer. If you have been reading, here’s the moment she’s been leading up to: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/rosetta-stones/2012/08/09/the-cataclysm-vancouver-vancouver-this-is-it/
- Will Mt. St. Helens Become a National Park?: Scientific American
- Spectacular lava stalagtites in the Grotta Serracozzo (lava cave) on Etna, 4 August 2012
- Not one, but THREE eruptions in New Zealand this past fortnight, and as always, Erik Klemetti of Eruptions is on the case. Here’s the latest post:
- Spectactular volcanic ocean island scenery from The Traveling Geologist in Tenerife.
- My pliosaur finding dreams are dashed: Monmouth beach in Dorset is closed for the summer.
(via @NatureGeosci, @geolsoc)
- Temperature records reveal inexorable warming and increasing episodes of extreme heat
(via @EuroGeosciences, @ScienceNews)
- New study in Nature: Global warming=more big droughts for U.S.
- Cities Are Where the [ClimateChange & Sustainability] Action Is, Post-Rio
- It’s time to reinvent the toilet so that we can meet the needs of the 2.5 billion who don’t have access to one.
- Congrats to @safeeqkhan on his new paper Hydrologic response of a Hawaiian watershed to future climate change scenarios
- 50% of metro Manila flooded. ‘It’s Like A Water World’ As Rains Paralyze Manila
- Rare video of floods in North Korea
- The Agriculture Department has designated over half the nation’s counties as disaster areas. Some Drought Problems, aptly summarize by The Onion:
- 40k gals of H2O needed to meet average American’s household energy. Need to move to lower water footprint methods
- Monbiot on the perils of monetizing ecosystem services “Putting a price on the rivers and rain diminishes us all”
- Profits on “incredibly perverse subsidy” for Carbon Credits Drive Output of a Harmful Gas
- Nice post about the complexities of cleaning up the heavily polluted Passaic River
- U.S. drought may have a toxic side effect. Fascinating connection between drought, fertilizer, silage and N poisoning!
- Interesting historical description by @WilliamHBrewer of effects of gold mining on Sacramento River in 1862
- Nice post on the tension between protecting geoheritage and need to collect rock samples (in this case, stalactites).
- New call for Accretionary Wedge posts: extraplanetary edition.
- Big Science on the High Seas: @clasticdetritus, reflects on his two months aboard @TheJR for IODP Expedition 342.
- Ohio debuts Geology specialty license plate just in time for Anne [Just wish it looked more geological]
- Scientists as writers…is it time to break the conventional mold of journal article style?
- “principle value of peer-review…opportunity for authors to demonstrate that they are prepared to undergo peer-review”
- V. Useful: Cheat sheet of various journals’ fair-use policies: – additions welcome.
(via @metageologist, @aboutgeology)
- Applications open for Minorities Striving & Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in Earth System Science Program
- The two-body problem in academia: it can happen to dual career couples even when one person has moved beyond the ivory tower
(via @kejames, @scicurious, @qui_oui)
- Those “being blamed are those who are least able to change the system.” Stop the student-bashing! by @morphosaurus
- Nice piece on shark-tooth weapons and their clues to lost biodiversity.