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AEG governance restructure
June was a productive month for AEG in pursuing a new governance structure aligned with the member input and board feedback. You will be receiving a letter by mail if you are a voting member that provides a summary of our status, direction and upcoming milestones as we pave our future to a new and improved structure that represents all of our AEG members in the best way possible.

However, we cannot do it without your feedback, so please make your voice heard. The letter will provide online, paper and email means to provide your feedback so PLEASE look for the letter in the mail and let us know your thoughts! We want to shape AEG to be your future. For inquiries, please contact Committee Chair Bruce Hilton.
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Annual Meeting headquarters hotel update: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown is selling out quickly!
Discover the 90 distinct neighborhoods of Pittsburgh when you stay at the centrally located Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. The hotel is located in the Central Business District, also known as the Golden Triangle, at the meeting of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers to form the Ohio River. Where soaring skyscrapers and Pittsburgh's famous three rivers meet, an upscale hotel experience awaits in downtown.

Guests of this Pittsburgh hotel will appreciate the distinct array of services and amenities, from the fitness center to the high-tech 24-hour business center. Complimentary Internet is available throughout the hotel so it's easy to stay connected. For exceptional hotel dining, head to the Three Rivers Restaurant, or grab a specialty cocktail at one of two hotel lounges. Since navigating a new city can sometimes be a challenge, a complimentary local shuttle (based on availability) is coupled with an ultra-modern concierge kiosk to get guests to their destinations.

The impressive comfort in these 712 downtown Pittsburgh hotel guest rooms and suites over 24 floors are an incredible escape, with spectacular city and river views that enhance any stay. Choose from either king or two double bed guestrooms which are appointed in soothing beige, brown and terra cotta earth tones that create an ambiance of complete relaxation. Enjoy 100 percent cotton BeWell bedding and pillow-top mattresses, 37-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable, an alarm clock radio and upscale Gilchrest and Soames bath products in all guestrooms.

Group rate: $175/night

Make reservations now.

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September deadline approaching for AEG News
Do you have case studies, field trips or industry news to share? The AEG News deadline is Friday, July 31, for the September issue. Contact Anna Saindon, AEG News editor, for more information.
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Requesting donations for the 2015 AEG Foundation Silent Auction
The AEG Foundation is asking members, friends, children, spouses and friends of environmental and engineering geology to help by donating interesting items for our Silent Auction. Some are donating hand-made pottery, jewelry, wine and other small items whose shipping will not break the bank.

Please remember that the AEG Foundation Silent Auction and Raffle at the 2015 AEG Annual Meeting, as well as other yearlong fundraising activities, are how we support our students through scholarships!

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Helium leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles reveals giant rift
Daily Mail
A huge fault in the Earth's crust near Los Angeles is leaking helium, researchers have found. They say the unexpected find sheds new light on the Newport-Inglewood Fault Zone in the Los Angeles Basin. It reveals the fault is far deeper than previously thought, and a quake would be far more devastating. It follows a report from the U.S. Geological Survey has warned the risk of "the big one" hitting California has increased dramatically.
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Hydrologic influences on water-level changes in the Eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory, 1949-2014
U.S. Geological Survey
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, has maintained a water-level monitoring program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) since 1949 to systematically measure water levels to provide long-term information on groundwater recharge, discharge, movement and storage in the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) aquifer. During 2014, water levels in the ESRP aquifer reached all-time lows for the period of record, prompting this study to assess the effect that future water-level declines may have on pumps and wells.
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New York formalizes ban on fracking, ending 7-year review
The Associated Press
New York is the only state with significant natural gas resources to ban fracking, which has allowed other states to tap huge volumes of gas trapped in shale formations deep underground. The technology has produced new jobs, created economic growth and reduced energy prices but has triggered concern that it could pollute air and water, cause earthquakes and pose long-term health effects that aren't yet known.
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