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Geoblogosphere weekly review (37th week of 2012, 496 weeks ago)

Blogs:

Most active blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (33 posts)
  2. I think mining (9 posts)
  3. WeBlog Aragosaurus (7 posts)
  4. Theropoda (7 posts)
  5. James’ Empty Blog (5 posts)
  6. Tierra de Dinosaurios (5 posts)
  7. Ontario-geofish (5 posts)
  8. About Geology (5 posts)
  9. Mountain Beltway (5 posts)
  10. DC Geology Events (5 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (1687 visits)
  2. Geotripper (462 visits)
  3. I think mining (373 visits)
  4. Wry Heat (318 visits)
  5. The Dragon’s Tales (311 visits)
  6. State of the Planet (294 visits)
  7. Theropoda (263 visits)
  8. WeBlog Aragosaurus (256 visits)
  9. Astronaut for Hire (255 visits)
  10. Ontario-geofish (232 visits)

Topics:

Top keywords:
  1. Energy (8)
  2. USGS (7)
  3. Siccar Point (6)
  4. interesting (6)
  5. Geology News (5)
  6. earthquake (5)
  7. (5)
  8. Earthquakes (5)
  9. frontpage (4)
  10. Astronomy (4)
Top places:
  1. United States (18)
  2. Turkey (8)
  3. Brazil (7)
  4. Illinois (6)
  5. Arizona (5)
  6. Virginia (5)
  7. China (4)
  8. Spain (4)
  9. Costa Rica (4)
  10. New York (4)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Cretaceous (6)
  2. Devonian (5)
  3. Jurassic (4)
  4. Carboniferous (3)
  5. Quaternary (1)
  6. Paleogene (1)
  7. Triassic (1)
  8. Neogene (1)
  9. Ordovician (1)
  10. Silurian (1)

Posts:

The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

One small step for a man...

Astronaut for Hire [2012-09-02 03:12:00]   recommend this post  (255 visits)
Brian Shiro with Neil Armstrong (Feb 2012). Alternate photo shaking hands here. The world lost one of history's most important heroes this week. Hundreds of years from now, Neil Armstrong will still be a household name. I am humbled that I got to [...]

Siccar Point, One of the Most Important Field Sites in Historical Geology is Threatened...with Agricultural Sewage

Geotripper [2012-09-03 06:04:00]   recommend this post  (203 visits)
Siccar Point is in the far distance on the left The abyss of time is about to become a cesspool... An issue has crossed my desk that ought to be upsetting to anyone who has followed geology as a career or has any passing interest in the history [...]

First Spacecraft to Orbit Two Solar System Bodies

Geology.com News [2012-09-03 19:21:23]   recommend this post  (189 visits)
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is on track to become the first probe to orbit and study two distant solar system destinations. [...] The spacecraft is scheduled to leave the giant asteroid Vesta on September 4th PDT (September 5th EDT) to start its [...]

Rettet Siccar Point!

Mente et Malleo [2012-09-03 22:03:05]   recommend this post  (185 visits)
Es gibt Gebiete, an denen sich die Entwicklung der Erde quasi wie in einem Bilderbuch nachvollziehen lässt. Und oft haben diese erdgeschichtlichen Monumente auch den frühen Geologen zum ersten Mal regelrecht die Augen geöffnet. Die [...]

Which comes first, rise in global CO2 or rise in global temperature?

Wry Heat [2012-09-02 23:28:55]   recommend this post  (171 visits)
It is the contention of some (AGW proponents) that human carbon dioxide emissions are the major cause of global warming. Alternatively, natural cycles control the temperature and hence solution and exsolution of carbon dioxide into and out of the [...]

How Green is Local Food?

State of the Planet [2012-09-04 17:00:08]   recommend this post  (170 visits)
Local food proponents often claim that food grown close to home helps prevent global warming because it requires less fossil fuels to transport, generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventionally produced food. But just how green are [...]

Cutting a 26,000-Pound Block of Granite with a 2-Pound Hammer!

Geology.com News [2012-09-02 15:09:43]   recommend this post  (167 visits)
You don’t need a huge hammer to break a massive rock. Lots of tiny blows smartly delivered and the help of a few simple tools. In the second half of the video you can clearly “hear” the rock

Accretionary Wedge #49: It's just out of this world! Hollywood and the Cosmos

Geotripper [2012-09-04 01:36:00]   recommend this post  (160 visits)
It's time for an Accretionary Wedge! Specifically Wedge #49, hosted by Dana at En Tequila es Verdad. The topic is essentially anything exogeologic, that is, beyond the confines of planet Earth. I'm taking the broadly interpreted topic and turning my [...]

Cangrejos emitaños jurásicos, ¡diminutos!

DinoAstur. Blog sobre La Costa de los Dinosaurios [2012-09-08 17:06:54]   recommend this post  (153 visits)
El último número de la revista Acta Palaeontologica Polonica (57/3; septiembre 2012) publica dos trabajos describiendo tres nuevas especies de cangrejo ermitaño del Jurásico Superior de Polonia. Fotografías de Ammopylocheles robertboreki (A-D) [...]

Ok You Geo Types: What Is This?

The Dragon’s Tales [2012-09-07 00:45:00]   recommend this post  (147 visits)
Ignore, for the moment, where it comes from.  What does it look like to
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