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AEG: Meet Jessica and Humble and Pancho Garza
The AEG Insider normally features short bios either for one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. Here are introductions to two of the AEG leaders — Jessica Humble and Pancho Garza.

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AEG Annual Meeting: Hotel information
The 2014 AEG Annual Meeting will take place Sept. 20-28 in beautiful Scottsdale, Ariz. This year's room rate is only $149 per night! For more information on The Doubletree Scottsdale, click here.

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Annual Meeting: Call for volunteers for informational interviews
Are you interested in helping launch the career of a young geologist? AEG's Student and Young Professional Support Committee is seeking professional geologists across all fields of practice to perform brief informational interviews with student members. Please consider volunteering during AEG's Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., this September. Whether you have been practicing for three years or 30, you are bound to have valuable knowledge to share!

Please contact Adair via email if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity.

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Critical Issues Program releases preliminary results of 'Defining
Critical Issues' survey

American Geosciences Institute via AEG
Climate change is the highest priority issue facing society, according to geoscientists, decision makers and public citizens who responded to an online survey conducted by the Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding at the American Geosciences Institute. Water, human population growth and health issues and energy were also listed as issues needing immediate attention by all groups of respondents.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Mystery solved: 'Lost' Farallon tectonic plate found beneath California & Mexico (The Huffington Post)
Geologists glimpse a heaven below (The New York Times)
GSA: Penrose announcement (The Geological Society of America)
San Francisco's big 1906 quake was 3rd of a series on San Andreas Fault (Geology Times)

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Sinkhole beneath National Corvette Museum devours 8 cars
A 40-foot diameter sinkhole also 30 feet deep opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., and swallowed eight of the Corvettes on display. The museum's security company alerted the staff members that the motion sensors had gone off at about 5:40 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the "SkyDome" portion of the museum, separate from the main building.

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AEG: Meet Charles K. Brown
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 — Charles K. Brown, RPG.

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Can volcanic magma power the future?
Smithsonian magazine
It's not often that an idea that's initially deemed a failed experiment ends up ultimately being hailed as a breakthrough. But that's exactly what happened when, five years ago, a team of scientists in Iceland, drilling deep within the Earth's crust, hit upon molten rock.

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Picturesque: China's rainbow mountains
China's rainbow mountains are real and they're spectacular. These incredible images are actual views of a danxia formation in a mountain range in southeast China (danxia translates to "rosy cloud," which seems appropriate).
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Volcanoes contribute to recent warming 'hiatus'
Geology Times
Volcanic eruptions in the early part of the 21st century have cooled the planet, according to a study led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This cooling partly offset the warming produced by greenhouse gases.
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