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NASA's Dawn spacecraft enters orbit around Ceres
New York Times
The Dawn probe has arrived at Ceres, a Texas-size ball of ice and rock and the largest object in the asteroid belt. Dawn will continue to adjust its orbit around the dwarf planet throughout the month of March, then begin studying Ceres in detail.
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Mud serves as multipurpose tool in $100 billion shale industry
TribLive.com
Mud makes it all possible. The $100 billion industry arising from the so-called shale boom — gas drilling that some consider a revolution and others lament as an environmental tragedy — hinges on the lubricating, cooling, cleaning, balancing and communicative powers of drilling mud. "Every component on that rig has something to do with that mud," said Andrew Zeni, rig supervisor for Consol Energy Inc. "You couldn't drill a Marcellus or Utica well without mud."
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University geologists open window on arsenic cycling
Around the O
A notice about dangerous arsenic levels from the city of Creswell in 2008 turned University of Oregon geologist Qusheng Jin from a lab-based modeler into a field researcher. Jin's curiosity generated what he called "A Wild Hypothesis" about a bacterial process possibly being in play in the region's aquifer. Already adept at building computer-generated models of microbial bacterial reactions in natural systems, his transition to fieldwork was easy.
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EARTH Magazine
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The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is happy to offer a free 90-day (3 issues) trial for the digital versions of EARTH Magazine. AGI has published EARTH since 1956 (as Geotimes through 2008) and now we invite you to check us out with no obligation. After 90 days, if you wish to subscribe it is $20 annually. Go to www.earthmagazine.org/trial to get started!!
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AIPG Journal — The Professional Geologist
AIPG
The AIPG quarterly journal, The Professional Geologist, January/February/March 2015 — Student themed issue is now available online. We now have a new digital e-pub available. Let us know what you think and if you have any comments or suggests. Email us at aipg@aipg.org.
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AIPG Section Newsletters
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  • The AIPG Colorado Section Newsletter — March 2015 is now online.
  • The AIPG Minnesota Section Newsletter — February 2015 is now online.
  • The AIPG Georgia Section Newsletter — February/March 2015 is now online.
  • The AIPG Ohio Section Newsletter — February 2015 is now online.
  • The AIPG Georgia Section Newsletter — February 2015 is now online.
  • The AIPG California Section Newsletter — February 2015 is now online.

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    AIPG call for abstracts — Ohio 2015 Conference
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    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - online or pdf - AIPG Conference on The Expanding World of Unconventional Shale Hydrocarbon Resources — The role of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Development of the Utica, Marcellus and other Shales of the Appalachian Basin with Ohio's Geology in Core and Outcrop Short Course and Field Trip. The conference is being held April 27-29, in Columbus, Ohio. Presentations are on April 28 and 29 with a half day short course and a half day field trip on April 27. Co-hosted by the AIPG Ohio Section. Sponsors and Exhibitors are welcome. For additional information contact Cathy Duran at cld@aipg.org or call 303-412-6205.
    Register online or pdf form | Ad Flyer | Exhibitor Form | Sponsor Form

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    AIPG call for abstracts — Alaska 2015 National Conference
    AIPG
    Join the American Institute of Professional Geologists at the 2015 Annual National Conference in Anchorage, Alaska! Present and attend the technical sessions on Sept. 21-22. The technical session presentations will be held at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel, 500 West Third Avenue, in Anchorage, Alaska. Contact the hotel at 1-800-HILTONS. The room rate is $137 – AIPG15. To have your abstract considered for a presentation please submit an abstract online by May 4.
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    AIPG call for abstracts — 2015 Energy Exposition
    AIPG
    Join the American Institute of Professional Geologists at the 2015 Energy Exposition in Billings, Montana! Register online or fill out the registration form. Present and attend the technical sessions organized and hosted by AIPG on June 24th-25th with an optional field trip: Transect Across the Beartooth Mountains Front Laramide Triangle Zone: Dean, Montana to The Golf Course. Trip leader: Ennis Geraghty, Senior Project Geologist, Stillwater Mining Company on Friday, June 26. The schedule is structured to allow plenty of time to browse and participate in the Energy Exposition. Registration will include "Breakfast and a Movie" both days, lunch and reduced ticket pricing for the Expo dinner on June 25. Click here for additional information on the Energy Exposition. The technical session presentations will be held at the Rimrock Arena within the MetraPark Expo Center, 308 6th Avenue N., Billings, Montana. To have your abstract considered for a presentation please submit an abstract online by March 30.
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    AIPG Pen and Pencil Gift Set
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    AIPG Stainless Steel Travel Mug
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    Stainless Steel Travel Mug — 18 oz., with blue color grip and slider spill-proof lid mechanism.

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    MARK YOUR CALENDAR

    Date Event More Information
    March 14-21 AIPG Kentucky Section Bahamas Short Course Field Trip Announcements
    April 11 AIPG Georgia Section Field Trip Southern Ionics Heavy Mineral Mine
    April 27-29 AIPG Energy & Shale in the Appalachian Basin Columbus, Ohio
    June 24-25 2015 Energy Exposition with Technical Sessions Presented by AIPG Billings, Montana
    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


    Expert: Karst topography involves dangers for pipelines
    Central Kentucky News
    Karst landscape is what gives Kentucky its magnificent caves and caverns, but according to some experts in the field of karst topography, it also creates a network of cracks and crevices that could lead to widespread and long-lasting environmental and safety repercussions if a leak should occur in a pipeline carrying natural gas liquids. Experts further contend that any construction of a new pipeline or a section of pipeline — much like what Kinder Morgan proposes under Herrington Lake as part of its plans to repurpose one of its four lines in central Kentucky — poses further risks.
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    Oil, gas execs 'pressured' Oklahoma geologists not to reveal fracking-quakes link
    RT
    Newly-obtained emails reveal that Oklahoma geologists were pressured by oil industry big-shots not to push on with their assessments of possible links between earthquakes in the state and hydraulic fracturing industry, most often referred to as fracking. More than a year since a sharp spike in earthquakes in the region, which coincided with fracking for oil and gas, the Oklahoma Geological Survey say there might be a possible link.
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    Deep cleaning: Cave lovers help remove grime left by park tourists
    Los Angeles Times
    Down here in the subterranean stillness, the beam from Paul Kemp's headlamp slices through the gloom like a lighthouse beacon — his tool to unearth evidence of the invaders who have long descended into this alien world. With the studied care of an archaeologist, the 67-year-old retired rocket engineer uses a tiny brush to gently clear away the brownish fluff and grit coating a clutch of stalactites hanging from the ceiling of Lehman Cave.
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    Oil firms are swimming in data they don't use
    Hellenic Shipping News
    McKinsey & Company wanted to know how much of the data gathered by sensors on offshore oil rigs is used in decision-making by the energy industry. The answer, it turns out, is not much at all. After studying sensors on rigs around the world, the management consulting firm found that less than 1 percent of the information gathered from about 30,000 separate data points was being made available to the people in the industry who make decisions.
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    Humans cause erosion 100x's faster than normal
    The Epoch Times
    Experts have long linked deforestation and intensive farming to worsening erosion rates around the world. Although studied extensively, determining erosion rates due to human-induced activities has rarely been quantified by scientists. However, new research conducted by geologists finds that erosion rates in the southeastern United States increased one hundred times after the arrival of European colonists in the 1700s due to tree clearing and unsustainable agriculture practices.
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    Geologists climb into Iceland volcano, come out with stunning images
    Live Science
    Four geologists in Iceland had one of the hottest jobs on Earth this week. To capture accurate measurements of toxic volcanic gases, the scientists climbed directly into Iceland's Baugur crater where lava bubbled and frothed only three weeks prior. The Baugur crater was the tallest and largest crater in the long line of sputtering cones built by the Barbarbunga eruption's spectacular fire fountains.
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    Global oil and gas giants send geologists to Ireland
    The Clare Herald
    The unique geology of Clare has established the Ireland County as a leading research location for the world's largest oil and gas companies. That's according to a new book detailing the geology that has established County Clare, home to the Burren and Ireland's longest cave system, as one of Western Europe's most geologically important regions.
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