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President's message: Skin cancer awareness and prevention
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Being exposed to too much sun is something some geoscientists do not think about, per AEG President Gary Luce. As geologists, many live and breathe for field work. Skin cancer should, therefore, be a subject geologists need to be aware of and take preventative steps to avoid. Skin damage is a cumulative process, so early awareness is a key to prevention.
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AEG Finance Committee update
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The Finance Committee has been organized to provide fiscal and business-practice reviews and recommendations to the AEG treasurer, Executive Council and the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee is one of only two committees that report directly to the Board of Directors.
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AGI Earth Science Week 2014 contests announced
American Geosciences Institute via AEG
In celebration of Earth Science Week 2014, the American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring three national contests honoring this year's theme: "Earth's Connected Systems." This year's competitions will feature a photography contest, a visual arts contest and an essay contest.
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Earth fissure viewer for Google Earth
The Arizona Geological Survey
The Arizona Geological Survey recently released the AZGS Earth fissures of central and southern Arizona file. For Google Earth users, it is a great tool for visualizing earth fissures. The data set includes all mapped fissures that have been published as part of the AZGS earth fissure program. This link gets you to the map and database services, with the GE fissures on the left side, third from the top.
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White House comments on National Geothermal Data System
Arizona Geology
The White House released a fact sheet on the Energy Datapalooza that featured the formal launch of the Arizona Geology-built-and-managed National Geothermal Data System by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

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Grand Mesa: An unusually large and mobile mudslide
American Geophysical Union
Mesa County in Colorado has suffered an unusually large and mobile mudslide this weekend, which appears to have resulted in the deaths of three men. The landslide is surprising in many ways, not least the scale and the apparent mobility of the mass.

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Australia's deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction
Geology Times
A Curtin University researcher has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history of complex life.

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Double trouble for the Mediterranean Sea: Acidification and warming threaten iconic species
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona via ScienceDaily
Scientists have finalized their findings about the threat of Mediterranean Sea warming and acidification on key species and ecosystems after a 3.5 year study. They have found that this sea is warming and acidifying at unprecedented rates, the main reason being emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels.
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Wyoming town landslide repair cost anywhere from $8 million to $25 million
Casper Star-Tribune
Options for the town of Jackson, Wyoming, to permanently shore up a massive, slow-moving landslide that destroyed one home and evacuated dozens of others earlier this spring will be complicated and cost anywhere from $8 million to $25 million, a geologist told town officials.
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Researchers find major West Antarctic glacier melting from
geothermal sources

Geology Times
Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean; it's being melted from below by geothermal heat, according to researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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