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New images reveal the anatomy of an active volcano
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
With modern computing power and innovative analytical skills, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues have constructed the most detailed imagery to date of a massive active magma chamber located off the Pacific Northwest where Earth's plates are spreading the seafloor apart. Scientists tapped into a trove of seismic data to uncover a magma reservoir comparable in size to California's Yosemite Valley.
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Armed with new technology, oil drillers revisit Gulf of Mexico
Today
Advances in drilling technology are reviving the prospects of oil companies in shallow parts of the Gulf of Mexico, helping to squeeze more from older fields while the U.S. shale bonanza lures others onshore. Apache Corp and a handful of smaller independent companies are using seismic surveying and horizontal drilling — techniques perfected during the onshore fracking boom — to tap mature fields and find hidden reserves on the shelf.
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Clay: A new way to fight germs?
Society for Science and the Public
Increasingly, doctors are finding that antibiotic drugs are not killing the infections they were meant to target. But a team of American geologists think a solution may be right under our feet: clay.
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Silent Auction — Sept. 15 at AIPG Awards Dinner
The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists will hold a silent auction at the AIPG annual meeting awards dinner and social function at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. Winning bids will be determined at the end of the evening dinner function, at about 8:30 pm. We hope you will consider a donation to the silent auction to raise funds in support of the Foundation for AIPG programs, scholarships, internships and various initiatives. Please complete the form with information about your donations (such as mineral/rock specimens, books, antiques or historic items, artwork, jewelry, maps, stay at a vacation home and other things geologic).

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AIPG Conference on Social Licensing: Achieving Public Support — Nov. 10 in Denver
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The term "Social License to Operate" (SLO) was originally adopted for use by the Canadian mining industry in the late 1990s, and referred to the concept that social permission was needed for a mining company to conduct its operations, for example from local communities or indigenous people. Since then, the premise of the SLO has been extended to other geological challenges faced by society, such as fracking for oil and gas development, radioactive waste disposal, carbon capture and storage, geologic hazards, and deep-well injection of wastewater.

The lay public is frequently uninformed or misinformed about the complex scientific and technical challenges that accompany these issues. This problem is typically coupled with a general lack of knowledge about subsurface geology. The SLO seeks to alleviate this problem through a variety of public participation strategies to engage with citizens, communities, and stakeholder groups. Through this process, geoscientists can develop an understanding of public knowledge and concerns.

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Sign up now for workshops and field trips at the 2014 AIPG/AHS National Conference — It's only 6 weeks away
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Join the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the Arizona Hydrological Society for the 2014 Water and Rocks, the Foundations of Life National Conference in Prescott, Arizona. Click here for conference details. Registration is open. Contact hours will be available for attending technical sessions and technical field trips.
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AIPG Section Newsletters are now available online
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2015 AIPG National Executive Officers
AIPG
The AIPG 2015 National Executive Committee officers are:

President: J. Foster Sawyer, CPG-10000
President-Elect: Helen V. Hickman, CPG-07535
Past President: Raymond W. Talkington, CPG-07935
Vice President: J. Todd McFarland, CPG-11348
Secretary: James R. Burnell, CPG-11609
Treasurer: R. Douglas Bartlett, CPG-08433.

The four Advisory Board Representatives will be elected at the AIPG Advisory Board Meeting on Sept. 13 in Prescott, Arizona.

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2014 AGU Fall Meeting
AGU
The AGU Fall Meeting is largest gathering of Earth and space sciences in the world. With nearly 24,000 attendees, this meeting is the best place to get valuable feedback about your science, network with both up-and-coming talent and luminaries in your field, and learn about cutting-edge research tools.

Submit an Abstract by Aug. 6.

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Contemporary Geoscientists of China: Zhong-li TANG
GT & Associates
Professor Zhong-Li TANG has been the chief engineer and vice director of the Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources of Gansu Province during 1980-1994; he was also the vice director of the Commission of Mineral Reserves, vice executive director and vice chairman of the Western Development Committee of the Geological Society of China.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Date Event More Information
Aug. 6 Deadline to submit an abstract to the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting Submit now
Aug. 25-27 2014 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver URTeC
Aug. 28-Sept. 7 AWG 2014 Canadian Rockies Geology Field Trip, out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Register here; contact Debbie Hanneman for more information
Sept. 13-16 2014 AIPG/AHS National Conference Water & Rocks — the Foundations of Life, Prescott, Arizona Register online
Sept. 15 The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists Silent Auction at the AIPG annual meeting awards dinner Complete the form
Nov. 10 AIPG Conference on Social Licensing: Achieving Public Support — Nov. 10 in Denver Register Online
Dec. 15-19 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco AGU
Sept. 19-22, 2015 AIPG 2015 National Conference, Anchorage, Alaska Hosted by AIPG National and co-hosted by AIPG Alaska Section



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Mysterious lake appears in drought striken region of Tunisia
French Tribune
It was surprising for local residents to come across a lake in a region of Tunisia in North Africa, as it has been badly struck by drought. Locals were not able to understand how a lake could emerge in the area when there was almost no rain.  The total volume of the lake has been estimated by local authorities to be one million square meters over a surface of one hectare. The depth of the lake has been estimated as 10 to 18 meters deep.

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USGS tries listening to human racket to understand seismic hazards
KPLU-FM
Research geologists have just finished a field trial to test a less invasive way to complete seismic hazard surveys. The federal scientists attempted to map an earthquake fault under Seattle simply by listening for underground echoes from all the noise we humans create at the surface.

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2 more giant holes discovered in Siberia
Geek
An area around the Yamal peninsula in Siberia is beginning to look like swiss cheese as two more massive holes in the Earth have been discovered. Neither of these new discoveries are as large as the 262-foot hole that was spotted a few weeks ago, but they're still big as far as mysterious holes in the Earth go. Scientists are already on the scene of the first hole to investigate its origins, but some questions still need to be answered.

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The 'Tahoe Tsunami': New study envisions early geologic event
KQED
Once upon a time, geologists tell us, a massive chunk of Lake Tahoe's western shore collapsed into the water in a tremendous landslide. The water responded by sloshing high onto the surrounding shores in a series of landslide tsunamis. A major new study in the journal Geosphere adds much new detail to that story, tracing massive features around and beneath the lake. And it places the date of the fearsome event near the time that humans first visited it.
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New Mars mission to get upgraded laser tools
Optics.org
The technical team from Los Alamos National Laboratory that built the "ChemCam" analyzer for the Mars Curiosity Rover is to develop an improved version of the tool for a new Mars mission set for 2020. Like ChemCam, it will be able to perform remote elemental analysis of rocks and other samples remotely using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. But SuperCam is set to feature Raman and time-resolved fluorescence capability, meaning that it will be able to identify molecules as well as atoms. That extra capability should enable geologists to determine the nature of minerals and organic material on the red planet.
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New report questions earthquake estimates
Portland Tribune
Nearly forgotten research from decades ago is raising questions about how accurately geologists have estimated previous earthquake activity in the region — and whether current predictions of a future devastating earthquake can be trusted. That's according to the a new report released July 30 by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Washington and other universities.
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Geologists visit India landslide toll hits 101
Hindustan Times
Geologists visited the village of Malin in Pune, India, on Aug. 3, hinting that excessive rain appears to be responsible for the landslide tragedy in the village in Pune district. Led by Geological Survey of India director general Harbans Singh, the team took stock of the ground realities and spoke to locals. According to Singh, his team will submit the report within 15-20 days in which detailed reasons will be given about the causes behind the landslide.
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Study identifies factors for falling groundwater tables
The Eagle
It's no secret groundwater levels have declined across Texas over the past eight decades, and that the primary reason is the onset of irrigation in agriculture and population growth. But a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study has identified other factors having an impact.
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