AEG Insider
May. 28, 2015

Northern Arizona field trip guide published from
AEG Annual Meeting

Arizona Geology
The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists has released their field trip guide from last September's annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 67-page guide offers a great introduction to those unfamiliar with the area, but a lot of new information for readers.More

AEG 58th Annual Meeting — why Pittsburgh?
You may be thinking this is a geologically "boring" area of the country ... but you'd be wrong! Pittsburgh is an engineering geologist's dream! Steep slopes, underground mines, dams, bridges, tunnels, short of volcanoes ... if you name the geohazard, we've got it!

Environmental geologists have much to see and learn in Pittsburgh! Remediation projects lining the navigable waters of three major rivers, hydraulic fracturing operations booming in the Marcellus and Utica Shales and acid mine drainage from extensive coal mines are just a few major environmental issues here in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

The folks at think Pittsburgh is, well, great! Based on many factors, including eco-friendliness and an exciting nightlife, Pittsburgh was selected as one of the top cities for the young professional crowd.

Register now. Come visit Pittsburgh during the AEG Annual Meeting to experience our great city for yourself.More

AEG surveying Insider readers

A final reminder to our valued The AEG Insider readers: We would like to invite you to take the following opinion survey so that we can improve our communications within AEG as well as with our readers.

Responses can be anonymous, or you can include your information to be entered into a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card. The prize will be awarded after the survey closes on June 1.

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School is out, time to catch up on your writing!
Students, professors and professionals are encouraged to write 2-4 paged professional articles on case studies or research for the AEG News. The September issue deadline is July 31. Submission guidelines for all articles can be found here. Contact Anna Saindon, AEG News editor, for more information or to reserve your spot. More

Galapagos Islands volcano erupts for first time in 30 years, raising fears for rare iguanas
ABC Australia
A volcano in the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in more than 30 years, spilling streams of bright orange lava and raising fears for the world’s only colony of pink iguanas. The Galapagos National Park Twitter account warned Isabela Island, where Wolf Volcano erupted at dawn, holds "the world's only population" of the critically endangered Conolophus marthae, also known as the Galapagos rosy iguana. More

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Japan's Kanto region rocked by quake, experts forsee more
seismic activities

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the 5.5-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 56 km, with the tremble being felt all across the region, particularly in the neighboring prefectures Tokyo, Ibaraki, Chiba and Kanagawa.More

Historical topographic maps: Preserving the past
U.S. Geological Survey
In 2009, USGS began the release of a new generation of topographic maps in electronic form and is now complementing them with the release of high-resolution scans of more than 178,000 historical topographic maps of the United States. The topographic map remains an indispensable tool for everyday use in government, science, industry, land-use and management planning, history and recreation.More