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Friday, 11 January 2019
Sand dunes on coastal barrier islands buffer the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts from oncoming hurricanes. Every year, millions of public and private dollars fund the restoration of these barrier islands, but managers often focus on the recovery of smaller sand dunes and aim at making them bigger, for better storm protection. But new research presented at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting last month finds sand dunes on these barrier islands don’t all recover at the same rate. Small dunes go back to [...]
by Jane Willenbring, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego Here’s to 2019 and a scenario probably eerily familiar to university faculty admitting students to Earth Science graduate programs across the US! Faculty and grad program coordinators convene early in the calendar year to evaluate graduate student applications and someone starts off the meeting
For the final Friday fold of 2018, we return to Utah's Slate Canyon, where "Mountain Beltway" reader Octavia Sawyer shares an anticline with parasitic folds shaped like "sea serpents."
The post Friday fold: [...]
By Laura Szymanski, GSA Science Policy Fellow During the lame-duck session of the 115th Congress, Congress was able to pass several bills that have been signed into law, although many that were expected to [...]
Hajime Sorayama es un artista nacido en 1947 en Imabari (Ehime, Japón) que commenzó su carrera como ilustrador a comienzos de los 70. Es conocido por sus dibujos de robots, generalmente femeninos, muy [...]
By Jayme Schlimper, Overnight Program Manager and Curator of Education Collections Hi! I’m Jayme and I don’t come here (the blog) often, but I’m psyched to be here. I wanted to talk about some awesome [...]
Climate change lawyers break down the key arguments and points of contention for "the trial of the
Once we get the headline "Gulf of Mexico Coldest in 30 Years', then it will zoom. There's a glut of natural gas but none in storage. So, if the demand is over the current flow in the pipelines, then [...]
Ever since the first spacecraft landed on Mars, not just current but past life on Mars has been a matter of intense speculation. In the past few decades it’s been agreed (except among kooks) that if Mars [...]
For thirty years it was nothing more than a dream, something hoped-for, but never realized for lack of funds. Ten years ago it became a possibility when our country passed Measure E to redevelop the campus of [...]
[Disclaimer: I am a furloughed Federal employee and this is a personal blog. It is not my intent to take a political side or to make a a political statement here. I am simply explaining what a shutdown is for [...]
The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a new series of sustainability primers to be published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 4,
The Environmental Sciences Institute (IUCA) of the University of Zaragoza is organizing the 9th interdisciplinary course SCIENCE & PAST, to be held in Zaragoza (Spain) on March 13-15, 2019.This edition [...]
This map only updates once a month for the south Atlantic, but I am assuming the Gulf is up to date. There is no more heat to warm Toronto.
Wow, I just went out for the dog walk with a strong wind and [...]
As I've been saying we'd be lucky if we only go back to the 70's.
The Guardian, last defender of warmth, has nice world snow pictures.
"Such quantities of snow above 800m altitude only happen [...]