This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit June 23, 2015

Home   Membership   Events   Licensure   Educators   Jobs   Resources   Foundation   Contact      

 



El Niño is officially back, and looks stronger than ever
The Oregonian
El Niño and looks to be stronger than ever. The global weather driver can have widespread, devastating effects around the world. U.S. government scientists say there is about a 90 percent chance that strong El Niño conditions will continue through the Northern Hemisphere during the summer of 2015, and a greater than 80 percent chance it will last through the end of the year.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Everest shifted in Nepal earthquake, remains same height
National Geographic
In the days after the devastating Nepal earthquake in April, geologists debated whether or not the Earth's violent shaking had changed the height of Mount Everest. Some initial reports suggested the world's tallest mountain might have grown, or shrunk, by several feet, although those numbers were quickly revised down to a mere inches. On June 15, Chinese scientists announced that the magnitude-7.8 quake shifted Everest about 1.2 inches (3 centimeters) southwest but did not change the height of the 29,029-foot (8,848-meter) mountain.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites
Phys.org
An international team of researchers has discovered traces of methane in Martian meteorites, a possible clue in the search for life on the Red Planet. The researchers examined samples from six meteorites of volcanic rock that originated on Mars. The meteorites contain gases in the same proportion and with the same isotopic composition as the Martian atmosphere. All six samples also contained methane, which was measured by crushing the rocks and running the emerging gas through a mass spectrometer.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  No Travel Required Online Geotechnics
ME | PhD | Certificate

Designed for geologists and engineers working in the geotechnical industry.  Live Stream Video, Collaborative Software, Archived Classes

gtech.mst.edu
 


AIPG NEWS



AIPG 52nd Annual Conference: Registration is open
AIPG
Registration is now open for AIPG's 52nd Annual Conference, "Fire & Ice," Sept. 19-22, in Anchorage, Alaska. Register online or use the registration form. Click here for meeting details. Submit your abstract online.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


AIPG executive director position announcement
AIPG
The American Institute of Professional Geologists is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The position is to be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is vetted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




AIPG Journal — The Professional Geologist is now available online
AIPG
The AIPG quarterly journal, The Professional Geologist, April/May/June 2015, includes AIPG Alaska National Conference information and AIPG 2016-17 National Executive Committee Officer ballot information and ballot enclosed, plus much more!
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Advertise to over 15,000
AIPG
Showcase your company! Sign up for a one-year business card-size ad in AIPG's The Professional Geologist publication (four quarterly issues). The TPG Professional Services Directory lists companies with experience and expertise in all phases of geology and is distributed to over 15,000 in the geosciences around the globe. TPG is printed, placed online and emailed. The journal is made available at all the conferences that AIPG hosts and attends. For only $400 (AIPG members) and $500 (nonmembers) it is a great deal!
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


AIPG Student Chapter of the Year Award — Submittal deadline is June 30
AIPG
The purpose of the AIPG Student Chapter of the Year Award is to recognize the most outstanding student chapter for their participation in, and contribution to, the American Institute of Professional Geologists. The award will consist of a plaque to be presented to the student chapter, a certificate to each of the officers of the chapter at the time of their submittal, a $500 award for the chapter and a trip for one member of the winning student chapter to the annual AIPG conference and executive meetings. The student that attends the annual meeting will observe the organization and functions of AIPG and participate in the executive board meeting.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FROM THE AIPG ONLINE STORE


AIPG button-up long sleeve easy care shirts
AIPG
This comfortable wash-and-wear shirt is indispensable for the workday. Wrinkle resistance makes this shirt a cut above the competition so you can be, too. Available colors: Athletic gold, bark, black, bright lavender, burgundy, classic navy, clover green, coffee bean, court green, dark green, deep berry, eggplant, gold, hibiscus, light blue, light pink, light stone, Maui blue, Mediterranean Blue, navy, purple, red, royal blue, steel grey, stone, strong blue, teal green, Texas orange, tropical pink, ultramarine blue, white and yellow. Available sizes: Small-6XL.

Available for men or women.

Share this article:   E-mail article


AIPG baseball cap
AIPG
AIPG's baseball cap has a velcro enclosure and embroidered lettering. Available colors: black, royal blue, tan, white and navy.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


AIPG mouse pad
AIPG
Order yours today!

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE



MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Date Event More Information
June 24-25 2015 Energy Exposition
Billings, Montana
June 27 AIPG IL-IN Section Mississippian and Pennsylvanian Sedimentary Exposures Field Trip
Departs Marion, Illinois
July 18 AIPG TN Section Field Trip
Dover, Tennessee
Sept. 19-22 AIPG 2015 National Conference, Anchorage, Alaska Hosted by AIPG National and co-hosted by AIPG Alaska Section
Sept. 29-30 AIPG Georgia Section: "Innovative Environmental Assessment of Remediation Technology Kennesaw, Georgia
Sept. 9-13, 2016 AIPG 2016 National Conference Santa Fe, New Mexico


INDUSTRY NEWS


Venus has active volcanoes, probably
Smithsonian
Volcanoes aren't unique to Earth. Volcanic activity persists beyond our own planet across the Milky Way. In a study published June 18 in Geophysical Researcher Letters, geologists report evidence for volcanic eruptions just a few hundred million kilometers away on Venus. Planetary scientists know that volcanoes must have shaped the planet’s surface previously in its history, but this latest study adds to other clues that volcanoes on Venus might still be exploding today.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Magnetic complexity begins to untangle
Space Fellowship
After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere — all the way from the ionosphere about 100 km above, through to the outer reaches of our protective magnetic shield.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Snowpack in Rockies melts 4 to 6 weeks earlier than normal
Calgary Herald
June's hot weather has completely wiped out this winter's snowpack in the Rockies, prompting concerns Western Canada could be entering into a drought. Last week, the mountain snowpack — already 10 to 25 per cent below normal — melted about four to six weeks earlier than expected by scientists monitoring the situation.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword: Hydrology.


Blue lights over Kinabalu have geologic explanation
Free Malaysia Today
Scientists have assured that there is a valid explanation for the blue lights above Mount Kinabalu, the scene of a devastating June 5 earthquake which killed 18 climbers. The blue rays are known as the "blue rainbow" and are believed to be a phenomenon that is usually associated with areas recently hit by earthquakes.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Isthmus of Panama: Geological game-changer (Space Daily)
Novel experiments give glimpses of Earth's interior dynamics (Scripps Institute of Oceanography)
Study challenges old notions about Earth's mantle (Southern Illinois University)
How much water did Rome's aqueducts really carry? (Smithsonian)
Global database of paleocurrent trends through the Phanerozoic and Precambrian (Scientific Data)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.




Ocean acidification could start dissolving animals' shells in 2030
Headlines & Global News
New research shows the surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that would interfere with animals' ability to build shells as soon as 2030. The research, conducted by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, also shows the Bering sea will likely reach similar acidity levels by 2044.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Researchers say giant Australian lake was 20 percent bigger than we thought
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Aboriginal people who called the arid area around Australia's Lake Mungo home some 24,000 years ago were likely accomplished inland seafarers living in what is now desert country. Results of an international study has revealed that the iconic Lake Mungo, 90 kilometers northeast of Mildura, was actually a mega-lake almost 20 percent bigger than previously thought.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Geologists want more seismic monitors at Glacier Peak
The Seattle Times
The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking permission to install four new monitoring stations around Glacier Peak, Snohomish County, Washington's only volcano. The USGS started mapping the volcano and its surrounding peaks and valleys last year using Light Detection and Ranging, or lidar. Now they hope for U.S. Forest Service approval to set up equipment that can track seismic activity.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
 

AIPG eNews
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
View media kit

Jason Zimmerman, Assistant Executive Editor, 469.420.2604   
Contribute news

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the AIPG eNews was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
June 16, 2015
June 9, 2015
June 2, 2015
May 26, 2015



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063