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Upcoming section meetings
New York-Philadelphia Section, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.
"More Than Data Collectors: Augmenting Our Skills and Roles as Engineering Geologists in the Workplace" with speaker Paul Santi, Department Head, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering — Colorado School of Mines; AEG Vice President. The meeting will be held at La Quinta Inn, Somerset, 60 Cottontail Lane, Somerset, New Jersey 08873. Click HERE. for more information.

Washington Section, Nov. 20 at 5:30 p.m.
"An Environmental Forensics Case Study: Reconstructing Historical Chemical Releases in the Hylebos Waterway" with speaker Taryn Sparacio, LG, Managing Scientist, Exponent, Inc. The meeting will be held at Coast Bellevue Hotel, 625 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, Washington. Click HERE for more information.

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Seismologists cleared of manslaughter for failing to predict quake
Scientific American
Six geologists accused of misleading the public about the risk of an earthquake in Italy were cleared of manslaughter on Nov. 10. An appeals court overturned their six-year prison sentences and reduced to two years the sentence for a government official who had been convicted with them. The magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck the historic town of L'Aquila in the early hours of April 6, 2009, killing more than 300 people.
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'Dark magma' could explain mystery volcanoes
The magma fueling the volcanoes of Hawaii and Yellowstone National Park pipes up from deep inside the planet. Scientists have struggled to understand why there are hot spots there, so far from the grinding tectonic plate boundaries at which volcanoes normally appear. New research chalks the mystery up to "dark magma": deep underground pockets of red-hot molten rock that siphon energy from Earth's core.
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Groundwater warming up in sync
ETH Zurich via ScienceDaily
Global warming stops at nothing — not even the groundwater, as a new study reveals: the groundwater's temperature profiles echo those of the atmosphere, albeit damped and delayed. For their study, the researchers were able to fall back on uninterrupted long-term temperature measurements of groundwater flows around the cities of Cologne and Karlsruhe, where the operators of the local waterworks have been measuring the temperature of the groundwater, which is largely uninfluenced by humans, for 40 years.
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