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AEG: Meet Rebecca McGrew
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The AEG Insider is proud to announce that we will feature short bios for one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. Here is an introduction to one of the AEG Insider editors — Rebecca McGrew.
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AEG Licensure Committee: Help needed
AEG
The AEG Licensure Committee needs your help. With the current anti-regulatory mood that is sweeping the country, there are many current and recently thwarted attacks on licensure and on geologic programs in general. Indiana, South Carolina, Missouri, California, Georgia, Virginia and Colorado are examples of states where current and recent adverse legislative activities have occurred or at least have been attempted.
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See related story: List of AEG state licensure/legislative representatives (AEG)


Looking for a job?
AEG
At the AEG Career Center, you can search for jobs in the fields of environmental geology, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, academics and many more. New jobs are posted every day. If you're looking for your first job, looking for a change of scene or looking to get back in the game, look no further! Post your resume today and start receiving job alerts now.
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Looking to hire?
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Visit the AEG Careers page to post your position for as little as $495. If you're searching for someone with the skills you need and the professional background you're looking for, then you've come to the right place. Many AEG members actively participate in continuing education workshops and attend technical session seminars to further their professional development and technical knowledge. Hire an AEG member today.
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What has the Student and Young Professional Support Committee been up to?
AEG
The Student and Young Professional Support Committee is composed of dedicated members who volunteer their time to providing AEG's students and recent professional members with the opportunities and tools they need to succeed. SYPSC wants you to know what we've been up to lately.
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Time to turn in your student chapter reports
AEG
Another academic year is coming to an end, and we want to hear what your student chapter has been up to in the past year. The Annual Chapter Report is our way of keeping in touch and finding out how AEG can support you in the coming year. In addition, the Annual Chapter Report is also your application for the Outstanding Student Chapter Award. This $250 award is presented every year at the Annual Meeting (this year in Seattle), and the winning student chapter holds bragging rights until next year.
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AEG: Meet Matt Morris
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The AEG Insider is proud to announce, starting this week, that we will feature short bios for one of the six AEG Insider editors or a leader in the AEG community. To kick off the series, here's an introduction to AEG President Matt Morris.

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The strange beauty of David Maisel's aerial photographs
Smithsonian magazine
For almost 30 years, David Maisel has been photographing areas of environmental degradation. The resulting images are beautiful and, at the same, absolutely unnerving.

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Will we ever know what happened before the Big Bang?
BBC
The Big Bang model is our best explanation for why the cosmos appears as it does. If you think theories about the universe are mind-bending, rest assured that many scientists feel the same way.

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Missouri Geologists platform meeting set for June 1
AEG
Based on several recently introduced bills in the Missouri Legislature, it is obvious we need to stand together as geologists with a unified voice to be heard and protect the health and welfare of Missourians and of our environment. We need to start taking action now.
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GeoCorps positions now available for fall/winter 2013-2014
The Geological Society of America
Interested in doing geoscience in some of America's most beautiful public lands? The Geological Society of America has posted more than 15 new GeoCorps America positions for fall/winter 2013-2014 on the GeoCorps website. Applications can be submitted online from now until July 1.
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RE3 Conference Team invites all to share your experiences
RE3
RE3 is welcoming abstract submissions through Aug. 1. RE3 is uniquely focused on providing the latest strategies, approaches and applied technologies that have proven success in the treatment of heavy metals and/or organic wastes. The emphasis of our technical presentations is on demonstrated best practices, case studies and applications in soils, groundwater, and industrial waste streams. Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected by the RE3 Advisory Board based on their collective agreement to the fit of the presentation with the mission and intended audience of the conference.
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Update: Fiscal year 2014 budget released
The White House
The White House has released its fiscal year 2014 budget request. Links to individual agency budgets are listed here.
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Norway wants to build world's first tunnel for ships
Agence France-Presse via The Courier Mail
Norway's government has announced plans for what is being labelled the world's first tunnel for large ships, aimed at helping them navigate a treacherous section of the southwestern coast. Unveiling a 10-year transportation plan, the government said it would earmark $166 million for the construction of the Stad maritime tunnel, named for the peninsula notorious for high winds and heavy seas.
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Geosciences Bulletin Board
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Compiled by Elaine J. Hanford
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Unconservative designs for AASHTO LRFD methods for multi-level
braced excavations

Deep Excavation
You would tend to think that AASHTO LRFD is always extremely conservative for deep excavations. This is not always the case. The main issue with LRFD is that its recommendations have their origins directly in a structural engineering approach of a non-linear elastoplastic problem.
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Crossrail cores to be stored in UK salt mine
New Civil Engineer
More than 20 kilometers of cores drilled in the course of site investigations for Crossrail have been safeguarded for future use by putting them back underground. Crossrail has signed a long term agreement to store the cores at DeepStore in Cheshire, United Kingdom, which is an exhausted part of Salt Union's rock salt mine in Cheshire.
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Sequestering scientific discovery
Wired
Currently, five fewer volcanoes have any active volcano monitoring along the vast Aleutian arc. That might seem insignificant to many people, but it is symptomatic of a greater issue with volcano — and science — research across the globe today.
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What is the keeling curve? (LiveScience)

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How to escape a landslide
American Geophysical Union
Various news reports suggest that a couple in Alaska had a very lucky escape from a landslide. One report indicates that a couple saw precursory rockfalls the evening before. The couple was rescued by floatplane a few hours after the landslide.
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No North American-style shale revolution for developing world
Rigzone
Developing countries should not expect to see a North American-style shale gas revolution any time soon, according to Chip Schuppert, ConocoPhillips LNG marketing manager. Schuppert was responding to a question about the threat to the LNG market from shale gas in the developing world at Houston's Offshore Technology Conference, where he was presenting on opportunities and challenges for the LNG industry.
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