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Sponsor, exhibitor applications for 2013 AEG Annual Meeting
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The 2013 Annual Meeting, scheduled Sept. 8-15 in Seattle, is actively seeking sponsors and exhibitors. If you or your company wants to be a sponsor or exhibitor, or if you know of prospective sponsors/exhibitors please contact Heather Clark (exhibitors) or Serin Bussell (sponsors). Click here for a sponsorship application. Click here for an exhibitor application.
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SAIEG/AEG Conference: 'Life After Mining — Enviro-Geotechnical Answers to Development, Surface Stability, Seismicity, Water and Air Pollution' | March 7-8
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AEG will team up with the South African Institute for Engineering & Environmental Geologists March 7-8 for a conference in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa. The purpose of the conference is to provide an "enviro-geotechnical" look at seismic, water and air pollution issues with a view to provide "lessons learned" to practicing environmental and engineering geologists, engineers, architects and town planners, as well as government agencies involved in the planning for and the management of so-called "mining land."
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Article requests for special mining issue of AEG NEWS
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The June 2013 issue of the AEG NEWS will be a special mining edition. If you have professional article ideas, mining related field trips or other mining-related activities you would like to write about, let us know. The submission deadline is April 30, but we are requesting your article ideas by March 30 to avoid duplication. Contact Anna Saindon for submissions and for more information.
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Environmental & Engineering Geoscience Journal
Environmental & Engineering Geoscience via GeoScienceWorld.org
The new issue of the EEG Journal is here. Check out the following articles:
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AEG acronyms: What are they, and what do they mean?
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What are SPC, SYPSC and SCSC? Well now you know these — and more:

  • AC — Advocacy Committee
  • AMAC — Annual Meeting Advisory Committee
  • ASE — Advertising/Sponsorship/Exhibitor Committee
  • CC — Communications Committee
  • CEC — Continuing Education Committee
  • FC — Finance Committee
  • GC — Governance Committee
  • K-12 — Elementary, Middle, High-school Education
  • LC — Licensure Committee
  • M&M — Membership and Messaging
  • SCSC — Section Chapter Support Committee
  • SPC — Strategic Planning Committee
  • SYPSC — Student and Young Professional Support Committee

  • Contact Serin Bussell for more information on how you can volunteer on one of these committees. Volunteers generally spend 1-5 hours per month contributing to committee activities. Thank you for supporting the AEG with your ideas, energy, and passion.

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    TRB: 'Rockfall: Characterization and Control'
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    The Transportation Research Board's "Rockfall: Characterization and Control" addresses rockfall hazard identification and evaluation, investigation process, mitigation options and maintenance and management programs. The 600-plus page publication includes a DVD with video clips of rockfall field tests and several historical movies documenting rockfall field activities.
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    Rockfalls shaking a volcanic lava dome apart
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    VideoBrief James Reynolds is a video maker based in Hong Kong who specializes in collecting footage of extreme natural hazard events. He has been in Indonesia filming the ongoing volcanic event that is affecting Paluweh Volcano in Indonesia, which is currently undergoing a phase of lava dome growth that recently has also been accompanied by eruption events that have generated ash plumes. During a visit to the volcano, Reynolds caught footage of the lava dome being shaken by these seismic events.
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    New maps provide crucial information for water managers
    U.S. Geological Survey
    For the first time, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have mapped long-term average evapotranspiration rates across the continental United States — a crucial tool for water managers and planners because of the huge role evapotranspiration plays in water availability.
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    Geosciences Bulletin Board
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    Global patterns of groundwater table depth
    Science
    Shallow groundwater affects terrestrial ecosystems by sustaining river base-flow and root-zone soil water in the absence of rain, but little is known about the global patterns of water table depth and where it provides vital support for land ecosystems.
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