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Oso landslide — AEG members in the news
It is tragic when a geologic hazard like Oso occurs and lives are lost. It does, however, provide an opportunity for our profession to step forward and provide the scientific explanation of how geohazards occur. AEG is proud that some of our members have been in the news as scientific experts.

Through education and persistence, our profession can increase the public's knowledge and hopefully have an impact on legislation and land use planning. The ultimate goal is public safety and AEG members are on the front line.

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AEG 2014 Annual Meeting poster announcement
Students and faculty: Do you have the poster announcement for AEG's 2014 Annual Meeting? If not, click here for your copy.

There will be many great opportunities for students to participate at the Annual Meeting. Volunteer opportunities will be available to help offset costs of registration. AEG Foundation provides Lemke Scholarships and AEG provides Corporate Sponsorship Grants to student presenters. AEG Student and Young Professional Support Committee has arranged a number of student-focused events including interview times with professionals and student networking events.

Be sure to join us in Scottsdale, Ariz., in September!

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AGI Geoscience & Public Policy Internship
Amercian Geosciences Institute
AGI accepts one intern for its AGI Geoscience & Public Policy Internship during the fall semester (September through December) at a fixed stipend of $5,500. The stipend for the intern is provided through a generous grant from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation.

The internship lasts 14 weeks, and the starting date will be based on the schedule of the successful applicant. Geoscience students with an interest in energy and resource issues are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain credit for the internship from their university.

The application deadline is April 15. Apply here.

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The Geological Society of America Annual Meeting abstracts
The Geological Society of America via AEG
The Geological Society of America invites you to submit an abstract for "Pan-Pacific Subduction Zone Hazards: Tectonic and Gravitational Effects" for the GSA Annual Meeting. Submission deadline is Tuesday, July 29.
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Social sciences improve tornado warnings
EARTH Magazine
In 2013, 55 people in seven states were killed by tornadoes. Now, scientists behind a new report analyzing the effectiveness of tornado-warning processes are hoping to help reduce tornado fatalities in the 2014 storm season by combining the latest storm-tracking technology with a better understanding of how communities and people respond to tornado warnings.

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Another warning for the Northwest from Chile's earthquake hot zone
The New York Times
As disaster agencies tally scattered deaths and damage from the 8.2-magnitude earthquake — and thankfully modest tsunami — off the coast of northern Chile, earthquake experts have been stressing two facts.

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Magnetic anomaly within Earth's crust reveals Africa in North America
Geology Times
The repeated cycles of plate tectonics that have led to collision and assembly of large supercontinents and their breakup and formation of new ocean basins have produced continents that are collages of bits and pieces of other continents.

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Scientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast
Geology Times
Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs slams into Earth. The collision punches a crater into the planet's crust that's nearly 500 kilometers (about 300 miles) across: greater than the distance from Washington, D.C. to New York City and up to two and a half times larger in diameter than the hole formed by the dinosaur-killing asteroid.
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Study tests theory that life originated at deep sea vents
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution via ScienceDaily
One of the greatest mysteries facing humans is how life originated on Earth. Scientists have determined approximately when life began, roughly 3.8 billion years ago, but there is still intense debate about exactly how life began. One possibility — that simple metabolic reactions emerged near ancient seafloor hot springs, enabling the leap from a non-living to a living world — has grown in popularity in the last two decades.
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