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Tornado activity patterns baffle meteorologists
The Associated Press via The Maroon
Recent tornado activity — or the lack thereof — in the U.S. remains a mystery to meterologists. Until the recent outbreak, this year had seen the fewest significant tornadoes in years. But when tornadoes do occur, there are a lot of them. "It's boom or bust," Greg Carbin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said.
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Has US oil consumption decreased because of peak oil?
By Stefanie Heerwig
Since 2008, U.S. oil consumption has declined by more than 20 percent, giving peak-oil theorists their confirmation — world crude oil production is decreasing. And no matter how much U.S. production increases, everyone will feel the squeeze in the face of rising international oil prices. It is really hard to argue against this. After all, rising oil prices and decreasing consumption could be easily explained by one of the core peak-oil theories: the export-land model. Jeffrey Brown, geologist and founder of the export-land model theory, confirms in the Resource Insights blog by Kurt Cobb, that the shale revolution won't save the U.S. from its fate
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Hunt for shipwreck in Gulf leads to discovery of pair of rare tar volcanoes
Tech Times
Tar volcanoes &dmash; rarely seen by geologists, were found accidentally, during a search for shipwrecks. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers discovered the structures in Gulf of Mexico. Instead of a ruined ship, the team found strange rock structures over 6,200 feet beneath the surface of the water. The stones are laid out like a large flower on the seabed. Investigators saw a mysterious black substance emanating from the "petals" of the structure.
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Call for abstracts: 2014 AIPG/AHS National Conference
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AIPG Section Leadership Award — Deadline May 31
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The AIPG Section Leadership Award was established by the Executive Committee in 2013 to recognize one or more of our members who have demonstrated a long-term commitment and have been long-term contributors to AIPG at the section level. The deadline for submittal of nominees for the AIPG Section Leadership Award is May 31 of each year.
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AIPG Student Chapter Award — Deadline June 30
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The purpose of the AIPG Student Chapter of the Year Award is to recognize the most outstanding student chapter for their participation in, and contribution to, the AIPG. Submittals are due June 30th and awarded in the fall.
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Where did Virginia's volcanoes come from?
LiveScience via Fox News
The youngest volcanoes on the East Coast share an unusual geological link with islands on the opposite side of the Atlantic Ocean, a new study reports. The new findings could explain the enigmatic origin of the 48-million-year-old volcanoes, which punched through Virginia's fractured crust long after other fiery eruptions ceased along the East Coast. The surprisingly young volcanoes also offer clues into the tectonic forces molding eastern North America's mountains and hidden underbelly.

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Earth's oldest and biggest crater yields new secrets
LiveScience
Geologists say they've discovered rocks long thought vanished, the youngest remains of the oldest and biggest impact crater on Earth. In the abraded heart of South Africa's Vredefort impact crater lurk striking green-black rocks, some of the only remnants of a magma sea that once filled the gaping crater, according to a study. Until now, geologists thought nearly all of these "impact melt" rocks were lost to time.

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250 million-year-old piece of Africa found in Southeastern US
International Business Times
Continental breakups are proving to be just as destructive as some human separations. Geologists say they have found a fragment of Africa embedded in the southeastern U.S., a remnant of the rift that occurred between the two continents some 250 million years ago.

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Mount St. Helens showing rising magma levels but poses no eruption danger
Tech Times
Magma levels at Mount St. Helens are rising, but geologists are not expecting an eruption in the near future. "Analysis of current behavior at Mount St. Helens indicates that the volcano remains active and is showing signs of long-term uplift and earthquake activity, but there are no signs of impending eruption," researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey stated in a press release about the magma buildup.
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Using mathematics to understand mudslides and other debris flows
National Science Foundation via redOrbit
Earthen, volcanic and snowy materials can all move quickly downhill and do so at varying rates depending on their composition, the composition of the geological features over which they flow and the weather. The benefit to building forecasting models is that they can assist policymaking, urban planning, insurance risk assessment and, most importantly, public safety risk reduction. One National Science Foundation-funded mathematician, E. Bruce Pitman from the University of Buffalo, has been modeling the dynamics of flowing granular materials since 2001 when engineering and geology colleagues came together to start estimating volcanic flow.
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Seeing the bedrock through the trees
University of California Berkley via Phys.org
University of California, Berkeley, geologist William Dietrich pioneered the application of airborne LIDAR — light detection and ranging — to map mountainous terrain, stripping away the vegetation to see the underlying ground surface. But that didn't take him deep enough. He still couldn't see what was under the surface: the depth of the soil, the underlying weathered rock and the deep bedrock.
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Mexico's subsurface presents new E&P opportunities
Oil & Gas Journal
Sweeping changes to Mexico's hydrocarbon laws will open the country for private operators to invest in oil and gas exploration and production and to book reserves secured by a variety of contracts. After establishment of the regulatory fine-print this year, the first bidding rounds will be announced in early 2015.
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NASA Curiosity rover will wield its drill on Mars for the 3rd time
Los Angeles Times
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is considering boring into the third rock ever drilled on the Red Planet, a sandstone that could potentially reveal a wealth of information about past life-friendly environments. The rover already did a little test-drilling on the target rock known as "Windjana," named for a gorge in Western Australia. The operation left a hole in the fine-grained sandstone that was about 0.8 inches deep with a heap of powdery pulverized rock surrounding it. The dug-up rock powder was a grayish color, in stark contrast to the reddish brown of the surface, scientists said.
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Rainforest essential for world's smallest kangaroo
Unviersity of Queensland via Phys.org
The discovery of musky rat-kangaroo fossils has prompted experts to call for better protection of tropical rainforests after new links show the tiny marsupial cannot survive outside that environment. The findings come from a study by The University of Queensland and The University of New South Wales.
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