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AEG: Meet Paul Santi
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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 — Paul Santi.
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Free networking event at Annual Meeting
AEG
Students and professionals: Included in your full registration is a ticket to the Student/Professional Networking Reception, so be sure to sign up. In this casual setting, students will have the opportunity to establish relationships with experienced professionals and ask questions about jobs, coursework, lessons learned in the field and much more.

Professionals have a unique chance to give back to the next generation of geologists by sharing your knowledge and experience and fostering long-term mentoring relationships that serve you, students and the profession. Last year, conversations continued well into the Ice Breaker Reception and throughout the meeting. This is a not-to-miss event for everyone.
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
  • Where: Fifth Avenue (Fourth Floor), Westin, Seattle

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Committees Meet-and-Greet at 2013 Annual Meeting
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Have you ever wondered who that voice over the phone belonged to? Now is your chance to find out. The Strategic Planning Committee will be hosting a Committees Meet-and-Greet at the AEG Annual Meeting. Come to meet your fellow operational committee members and technical working group members. Talk about projects, brainstorm ideas and make new connections.

Interested in joining a committee? Come to the Meet-and-Greet to find out more!
  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1-3 p.m.
  • Where: Whidbey Room, Westin Hotel, Seattle
Contact Serin Bussell for questions or more information.

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Annual Meeting registration is open
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The field trips, short courses, special events and technical sessions you've been waiting for are just around the corner. Make connections at the Ice Breaker and Student & Professional Networking Reception, accrue CEU's by taking a short course or two, and immerse yourself in Washington geology on an engaging field trip. Register by Aug. 1, and save on these exciting events and your registration costs. Visit the 2013 Seattle page for more information.

The AEG Annual Meeting schedule of events is available here. Use the schedule to help you make your travel and conference plans. Please note a change to the schedule: Field Trip No. 4 has moved to Saturday, Sept. 14. The field trips, short courses, special events and technical sessions you've been waiting for are just around the corner. Register early, by Aug. 1, and save $50. Full members save $100 on their registration.

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There's still time to show your support!
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You still have time to be included in the Annual Meeting program insert. Sponsor a field trip, short course or technical session today to do you part to make this Annual Meeting a success! Contact Heather Clark or Serin Bussell for more information. Download a sponsorship application here.

Reach over 500-plus attendees by having your name featured on field trips, technical sessions, special events, guest tours and more. Show your support for AEG and the environmental and engineering geology profession by signing up to sponsor an event at the 2013 AEG Annual Meeting.

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New high-resolution images of Kedarnath
American Geophysical Union
The Indian National Remote Sensing Centre has released a new set of images of the Kedarnath area, collected using the RISAT-1 instrument. These are very high quality images that allow a proper analysis of the events that caused the disaster.

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Why such hysteria over fracking?
Los Angeles Times
Is hydraulic fracturing — used for more than 60 years to produce oil and natural gas — safe? The "safe fracking" question has been asked and answered many times over by government regulators, scientists and other technical experts, and they have concluded that hydraulic fracturing is a fundamentally safe technology.

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World's clearest lake yields stunning photos
LiveScience
It's not every day that you get to take underwater photos in the clearest lake on Earth, in which nobody has before been allowed to dive. But that's just the chance that photographer Klaus Thymann got in February on a trip to Blue Lake on New Zealand's South Island.

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Annual Meeting: Only 1 exhibitor space left
AEG
There's still time to sign up to exhibit at the AEG Annual Meeting. But don't wait; only one booth remains! This is your opportunity to get in front of over 500 environmental and engineering geology practitioners, many of whom have purchasing power. Download an exhibitor application here, or contact Heather Clark for more information. See who is exhibiting at the AEG Annual Meeting here. See you in Seattle!
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Environmental & Engineering Geoscience table of contents alert
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A new issue of Environmental & Engineering Geoscience is available online. The Table of Contents for the August issue (Vol. 19, No. 3) is available online here.
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Geoscience Policy monthly review
American Geosciences Institute
The monthly review is part of a continuing effort to improve communications about the role of geoscience in policy. Click the headline for the June review. The current and archived monthly reviews, additionally, are available online.
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Earth Science Week 2013 contests announced
AEG
In celebration of Earth Science Week 2013, the American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring three national contests honoring this year's theme: "Mapping Our World." This year's competitions will feature a photography contest, a visual arts contest and an essay contest.
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Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards now available
Springer
Few subjects have caught the attention of the entire world as much as those dealing with natural hazards. The first decade of this new millennium provides a litany of tragic examples of various hazards that turned into disasters affecting millions of individuals around the globe. Click here for additional information.
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One-pass trencher installs slurry wall through hard soils
GeoPrac.net
EI Paso Energy Company purchased a site for their new facility, which was an old, pre-World War II munitions factory. It had a significant groundwater contamination problem which demanded immediate attention before any development could be started. The environmental engineering company hired to investigate and propose a solution decided to completely contain the pollution before a remediation solution was implemented.
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Geosciences Bulletin Board
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Predicting hurricane-induced coastal change
U.S. Geological Survey
The probability of hurricane-induced coastal change on sandy beaches from Florida to New York has been assessed for the first time in two U.S. Geological Survey studies released. An online mapping tool, based on a USGS state-of-the-art model, will allow community planners and emergency managers to focus on a specific storm category and see the predicted coastal change in their area.
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What really happens when lightning strikes sand: The science behind a
viral photo

Scientific American
Before science, the flash of lighting that followed a crack of thunder was the will of Greek gods or a violent outcropping of animism. Now we know a bit more about lightning. We know that it can be hotter than the surface of our sun. We know that it can absolutely strike in the same place twice, and we know that when it hits sand, it can create wonderful art. We also know people can mistake that art for a stick in the sand.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Historical rock falls in Yosemite National Park, California (USGS and the National Park Service)
Gettysburg: How geology impacted the Civil War (Pennsylvania Geology)
World's clearest lake yields stunning photos (LiveScience)
Why such hysteria over fracking? (Los Angeles Times)
New high-resolution images of Kedarnath (American Geophysical Union)

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Challenges facing the next director of the USGS
Arizona Geology
Marcia McNutt, Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, resigned effective March 1. As President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell consider her replacement, this would be the time to consider what we want the USGS to do, how they should do it and to rethink roles of the agency.
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