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Geoblogosphere weekly review (35th week of 2010, 815 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (43 posts)
  2. Arizona Geology (15 posts)
  3. Eruptions (11 posts)
  4. Geology News (10 posts)
  5. JOIDES Resolution blogs (9 posts)
  6. Geotripper (8 posts)
  7. The Geology P.A.G.E. (7 posts)
  8. WeBlog Aragosaurus (7 posts)
  9. I think mining (7 posts)
  10. Louisville Area Fossils (7 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. News (1318 visits)
  2. Eruptions (555 visits)
  3. History of geology (356 visits)
  4. Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs (332 visits)
  5. The Plainspoken Scientist (325 visits)
  6. Wry Heat (275 visits)
  7. EffJot (english) (237 visits)
  8. Arizona Geology (142 visits)
  9. Ammonoidea (106 visits)
  10. I think mining (103 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. News (30)
  2. geology (22)
  3. Coal Industry News (20)
  4. dinosaurs (11)
  5. blog (11)
  6. ya (11)
  7. Environment (11)
  8. fossil (8)
  9. nasa (8)
  10. Earth (8)
Top places:
  1. United States (13)
  2. Arizona (11)
  3. California (8)
  4. Chile (7)
  5. Nevada (7)
  6. Pakistan (6)
  7. Mexico (5)
  8. London (5)
  9. Washington (5)
  10. Russia (5)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Cretaceous (7)
  2. Quaternary (5)
  3. Jurassic (4)
  4. Neogene (4)
  5. Mesozoic (3)
  6. Triassic (3)
  7. Devonian (3)
  8. Ordovician (2)
  9. Carboniferous (2)
  10. Ediacarian (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Pakistan: Indus River Flooding News [2010-08-24 03:55:15]   recommend this post  (398 visits)
“Floods on the Indus River continued to surge downstream into southern Pakistan more than three weeks after the initial floods started. The floods began in late July when unusually intense monsoon rains fell over northern Pakistan. By August [...]

Mass Media Fellowship: As the media evolves, training in newsrooms remains relevant

The Plainspoken Scientist [2010-08-27 18:36:37]   recommend this post  (325 visits)
Guest post by Stacey Pasco, Mass Media Program Manager at the American Association for the Advancement of Science If journalism is changing and traditional media sites are disappearing, is science journalism training still relevant? I’m often [...]

August 27, 1883: Krakatoa - The day the world exploded

History of geology [2010-08-27 16:51:00]   recommend this post  (298 visits)
"Perhaps, however, the most important evidence of what was actually going on at Krakatoa during the crisis of the eruption is that derived from witnesses on board ships which sailed between Java and Sumatra while the great outburst was in progress, [...]

Spectacular Emerald Found in North Carolina News [2010-08-28 07:35:25]   recommend this post  (297 visits)
Terry Ledford found a 310 carat piece of emerald rough in Alexander County, North Carolina that was cut into a spectacular 64-carat gem. Experts believe it is the largest cut emerald ever produced from a North American deposit. (The photo of the gem [...]

Bacteria Survives Space Exposure News [2010-08-23 23:57:54]   recommend this post  (272 visits)
The BBC has a news video about scientists who have been studying samples of bacteria that have survived space exposure for a year and a

Fossils in Peril in New Jersey

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs [2010-08-23 14:12:00]   recommend this post  (270 visits)
An inactive quarry in Woodland Park, NJ is home to a sandstone wall preserving trackways made by dinosaurs in the early Jurassic. Unfortunately, it also overlooks New York City, and as prime real estate, is being developed for a condominium [...]

Oracle Ridge Mine on Mount Lemmon, The Star is Confused

Wry Heat [2010-08-24 19:25:34]   recommend this post  (240 visits)
A front page story in today’s Arizona Daily Star reports that the Oracle Ridge copper mine on Mt. Lemmon, near Summerhaven, might be reopened. The story contains some errors. The Star’s story says, “The mine was producing about 1,000 tons [...]

A busy day for Etna and Galeras

Eruptions [2010-08-25 20:18:12]   recommend this post  (238 visits)
Today was a doubleheader for volcanic eruptions in the news: Today's explosive eruption from Mt. Etna. Image courtesy of the INGV. As I briefly mentioned earlier, Galeras in Colombia had an "atypical" eruption - apparently meaning it was [...]

Thrust faults on the moon

EffJot (english) [2010-08-22 23:55:40]   recommend this post  (237 visits)
It’s nice that there is always something new to be learnt: the moon is covered with quite a lot of thrust faults, some of which could be “relatively young” (approx. 800 to 1000 million years). They are probably a result of a slight [...]

A request from me

Eruptions [2010-08-23 04:53:58]   recommend this post  (236 visits)
As I've mentioned, I will be giving a talk here at Denison on the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and how the events unfolded on the internet - specifically, I'm interested in the idea of the general public taking an active role in volcano monitoring. [...] | Impressum