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AEG: Meet Adair Gallisdorfer
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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 leaders of AEG — Adair Gallisdorfer.
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2013 Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day
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Recently, AEG President Matt Morris and Carolinas Section Chair Paul Weaver participated in the 2013 Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day (S.E.T. CVD) in Washington, D.C. The American Association for the Advancement of Science was the main sponsor of the S.E.T. CVD, with the geosciences represented and organized by the American Geosciences Institute, a geosciences umbrella organization of which AEG is a member.
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Inaugural K-12 Earth Science Fair
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The AEG K-12 Education Committee will host its inaugural K-12 Earth Science Fair at the annual meeting in Seattle on Sept. 12. The science fair will allow students and parents a great opportunity to see the importance of our profession and introduce students to potential career opportunities. Registration is now open to students, and the form can be found here.
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June NEWS: Special-edition mining issue
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The June issue of the AEG NEWS, a special-edition mining issue, has been published online and is available on the AEG website. For those members who choose to receive paper copies of the AEG NEWS, your copy should be in your mailbox now. If you have questions about receiving the AEG NEWS, please contact AEG Headquarters at 303-757-2926.
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Governance Committee overview
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As AEG looks to transform itself based on the Needs Assessment results, Matthew Howe, Governance Committee co-chairman, felt this would be a good opportunity to explain the Governance Committee's role in facilitating these changes. The Governance Committee, created in 2004 by the AEG Board of Directors, advises the board on governance issues.
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Geologists study 'eternal flames'
Technology.org
"Eternal flames" fueled by hydrocarbon gas could shine a light on the presence of natural gas in underground rock layers and conditions that let it seep to the surface, according to research by geologists at the Department of Geological Sciences and the Indiana Geological Survey at Indiana University Bloomington.

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What would Antarctica look like without all that ice?
LiveScience
The hidden face of Antarctica, concealed for more than 30 million years beneath thick ice, is revealed in a new map and video of the continent's rocky surface released by NASA.

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7 record-breaking tunnels from around the world
Fox News
Tunnels provide travelers with a quick and easy way to access hard-to-reach destinations, so it's no surprise that every year, cities map out new tunnel designs. But high-tech building materials and advances in design are allowing for engineering feats never seen before.

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Missouri Geologists' Consortium organized
AEG
Professional geologists from all over Missouri met recently to organize the Missouri Geologists' Consortium. There were 19 geologists from St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, Rolla and Washington, Mo. Most are practicing professionals who work in different applied areas.
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AGI Leadership Forum and Geosciences Congressional Visit Days
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Save the dates! The AGI Leadership Forum on "Ethics and the Geosciences" will take place Sept. 16 in Washington, D.C. The Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD) will take place Sept. 17 and 18 in Washington, D.C.
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GSA position policy draft: Managing US coastal hazards
The Geological Society of America
GSA members are invited to submit comments and suggestions regarding the following Position Statement draft by July 15. Click here to learn more and submit comments.
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Photos of the supermoon and around the world
Smithsonian magazine
The "supermoon" effect occurs when the moon is at its closest orbital distance from the earth. According to NASA, this year's supermoon was 13.5 percent larger and 15 percent brighter than a normal full moon. Around the world, professional and amateur photographers headed outdoors to capture beautiful images of the lunar phenomenon.
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Geosciences Bulletin Board
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Design guidelines for horizontal drains used for slope stabilization
Transportation Research Board
The Washington State Department of Transportation has released a report that provides a reference for geotechnical engineers and hydrogeologists on designing horizontal drainage systems to improve slope stability.
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NASA telescope to discover why the sun's corona gets hot
Scientific American
Above the surface of the sun, plasma roiling in the star's atmosphere does something that so far defies explanation, and seems to defy physics: It gets hotter as it moves farther out. A new satellite will scrutinize the underlying regions of the sun's atmosphere, giving physicists a chance to dig down like botanists studying a plant's roots and uncover information that may help them solve the mystery.
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Bunostegos ruled the prehistoric desert
Smithsonian magazine
If, somehow, you were magically transported back 255 million years in time to the middle of the vast desert that likely lay at the center of the supercontinent Pangea, you might come face to face with a cow-sized reptile called Bunostegos akokanensis. But no need to fear; despite its frighteningly bumpy-faced appearance, the creature was a confirmed vegetarian.
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