Category Archives: by Anne

Scenic Saturday: Frozen waterfall, end of winter

It’s been so cold, the geodog has been a bit shortchanged on long walks this winter. But we might finally be seeing a break in the weather and we took advantage of it for an end-of-day stroll along the Cuyahoga … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geology, ice and glaciers, photos

28 days of #sciwrite

Back in November 2011, Anne performed an experiment. Anne wanted to see if being publicly accountable for my writing progress would get me to my goal of a paper submission before AGU. She didn’t quite make it, but that month … Continue reading

Categories: academic life, by Anne, publication

Augers v. Augurs

These are augers.   This is an augur.   The free dictionary defines augur as follows: n. 1. One of a group of ancient Roman religious officials who foretold events by observing and interpreting signs and omens. 2. A seer or prophet; … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, field gear

Megaphones, broken records and the problem with institutional amplification of sexism and racism

This week in the science communication world has been a broken record, playing over again a suite of unappealing sounds designed to again remind people of color and women that they are not seen as equal members of the scientific … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, ranting, society

Festering Questions from the West Virginia Chemical Spill

The massive impact of last week’s chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia continues to cause hardship for the up to 300,000 people affected by the water ban and to pose tough questions for scientists and authorities involved … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, hydrology, public science, society