AEG Insider
Mar. 20, 2014

Have you seen the new look of AEG News?
The March issue of AEG News is available online. The new look of the issue is stunning, and AEG would like to congratulate News Editor Anna Saindon and News Production Manager Andie Ptak for their hard work and dedication!

Click here to see what the March issue includes.More

Online registration for AEG's Annual Meeting now open
Online registration for AEG's 57th Annual Meeting, set for Sept. 20-28 in beautiful Scottsdale, Ariz., is now open. Be sure to sign up early, as field trips are expected to sell out. Click here for complete information on the Meeting and events. See you in September!

Don't miss a night at the Zelma Basha Gallery
Enjoy a night of socializing with friends and colleagues, authentic western food and mariachi band on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Art collection lies in two specific areas — contemporary Western American Art and Contemporary American Indian Art. It is a vast composite of oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastel and charcoal drawings, pen and inks, bronze, wood and natural stone sculptures, wood-turned bowls, basketry, pottery, kachinas and jewelry.More

AEG Annual Meeting call for abstracts: 'Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures'
AEG would like to invite all to submit an abstract for presentations to be given at a symposium focused on recent findings and current practice related to "Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures" in September.

This technical program will be part of the 57th AEG Annual Meeting held Sept. 20-28 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Abstracts should be submitted by May 1.More

'Geosciences Bulletin Board'
Readers interested in continuing to receive the weekly "Geosciences Bulletin Board" should contact Elaine Hanford for email distribution. Please send an email with the word "Subscribe" in the subject line. AEG would like to thank Elaine for her efforts and support of the AEG Insider.More

Global undiscovered copper resources estimated at 3.5 billion metric ton
U.S. Geological Survey
The first-ever, geologically-based global assessment of undiscovered copper resources estimates that 3.5 billion metric tons of copper may exist worldwide. The U.S. Geological Survey outlined 225 areas for undiscovered copper in 11 regions of the world.More

AEG: Meet Robert Leyland
The AEG Insider is proud to announce that we will feature short bios for either one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. Here is an introduction to one of the AEG leaders — Robert Leyland

Spectacular, time-lapsed dam 'removal' video
National Geographic
The White Salmon River in the state of Washington is flowing again, as the nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam recently was disabled with explosives. The reservoir draining took about two hours. Further demolition is scheduled in 2012. The event is a significant milestone for river restoration and dam removal nationwide.More

Hurry! Deadline approaching for the Association of Women Geoscientists' Chrysalis Scholarship applications
Association for Women Geoscientists
If you are a graduate student who has had an interruption in your academic progress due to life circumstances, approaching the completion of your geoscience degree and are someone who has contributed to, or will contribute to, both the geosciences and the larger world community, then click here for more information on how you can receive up to $2,000 and a one-year student membership with the Association for Women Geoscientists.More

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Educational opportunity: 'Fate and Transport of DNAPLs in Fractured Rock Aquifers' set for June 4 and 5 in Minneapolis
Midwest Geosciences Group
Registration is now open for a comprehensive, two-day professional education course, "Fate and Transport of DNAPLs in Fractured Rock Aquifers," set for June 4 and 5 in Minneapolis. More

Geological Society of America critical issue: Hydraulic fracturing
The Geological Society of America
Curious about "fracking?" Hydraulic fracturing has become a highly contentious public policy issue due to concerns about the environmental and health effects of its use. What are the environmental risks of hydraulic fracturing? What are the health risks from the chemicals injected into the ground? Will it take away water needed for food production and cities? Does it trigger earthquakes? Does expansion of this technology for fossil fuels mean a decreased commitment to renewable energy technology?

Click here for more information. More