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New USGS map locates hydraulic fracturing sand sources and production in the US
Sierra Sun Times
Newly released research from the U.S. Geological Survey describes U.S. hydraulic fracturing sand deposits and their locations, and provides estimates of frac sand production, consumption and reserves. A companion map of producing and potential frac sand and resin-coated sand source units in the conterminous U.S. is also included.
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Radar techniques used in Antarctica will scour Europa for life-supporting environments
The University of Texas at Austin
When a NASA spacecraft sets off to explore Jupiter's icy moon Europa to look for the ingredients of life, radar equipment designed to pierce the ice of Antarctica will be among the passengers. Ice-penetrating radar technology developed by The University of Texas at Austin Institute for Geophysics will be the foundation for one of nine scientific instruments selected last week by NASA to be carried by the spacecraft that is scheduled to launch in the 2020s.
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Warmer waters are making Pacific typhoons stronger
Smithsonian
Tropical cyclones in the northwestern Pacific have strengthened about 10 percent since the 1970s because of warming ocean temperatures, researchers report in Science Advances. According to an extensive analysis of historical cyclone data, nearly 65 percent of typhoons now reach category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson scale, compared with around 45 percent just decades ago.
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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. Updated program information is available here. Click here for meeting details. The abstract submission deadline is Monday, June 8. Submit your abstract online.
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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.
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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!
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Attention musically talented geoscientists! Rockslide Rendezvous!
AIPG
Announcing the First Annual Rockslide Rendezvous at the AIPG national conference in Anchorage, Alaska. Bring your guitar, harmonica, fiddle or whatever you play to an open mic jam session following the Awards Dinner and Entertainment on Monday, Sept. 21, at the Hilton Anchorage hotel. No particular proficiency level required or guaranteed. Just come and have fun playing and singing your favorite songs! If you don't play an instrument, singers are greatly encouraged and direly needed to participate. Please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship in Anchorage!
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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!
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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.
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AIPG polo rapid dry sport shirt
AIPG
The fabric wicks moisture away from the body to the surface where it evaporates, keeping you comfortable and dry. Available colors: burgundy, charcoal, classic navy, court green, dandelion, dark green, jet black, light blue, papaya, red, royal, seafoam, white. Available sizes: small-6XL.

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AIPG sportman hat
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A fun-loving choice that's a true fashion accessory, with 100 percent cotton, three-panel construction, self-fabric sweatband and stitched eyelets. Lightly brushed to soften the fabric and color. Available colors: berry, black, classic navy, faded denim, green, jet black, khaki, steel blue and white.

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AIPG tall cafe mug
AIPG
This tall 16 oz. cobalt blue cafe mug has a glossy finished exterior with an easy to hold handle. It is safe in the microwave and features the AIPG logo in microwavable metallic gold.


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AIPG ladies short-sleeve T-shirt
AIPG
The ladies short sleeve T-shirt is created with a high 40-singles yarn count, this fine knit fabric is ultra-light and unbelievably smooth. Add to that modern styling and a fitted cut, and you get a truly fashionable tee that's a wonderful canvas for an embroidered AIPG logo. Lightweight 3.69-ounce, 100 percent ring spun combed cotton; 40-singles. Preshrunk and colorfast to look great wash after wash. Fine knit softness, with a slimmer cut through the body and sleeves. Available in a variety of colors. Available sizes: Small-4XLarge.

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Date Event More Information
June 16-17 5th Annual AIPG Michigan Section Technical Workshop — Site Characterization Roscommon County, Michigan
June 24-25 2015 Energy Exposition
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


Continental collision could trigger California tsunami
Live Science
Massive undersea earthquakes off the coast of California could send a tsunami crashing into Los Angeles or San Diego, new research suggests. As the North American and Pacific tectonic plates grind past each other, large chunks of Earth's crust wedged between them get squeezed and twisted off Southern California and Baja California in Mexico. This logjam of crust could cause catastrophic ruptures at two faults along this boundary, setting off undersea temblors of magnitude 7.9 or 8.0, according to new research.
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7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Tokyo
The Indian Express
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast on May 30, geologists said, leaving 12 people injured and shaking buildings in Tokyo. Despite the huge power of the quake, there was no risk of a tsunami, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reported. The epicenter was 676 kilometers below the Earth's surface. It was centered on a remote spot in the Pacific Ocean around 870 kilometers south of Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said.
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Geologist to review link between landfill, harmful gases
The Times-Tribune
Pennsylvania state environmental regulators have assigned a staff geologist to review 13-year-old reports analyzing a possible link between harmful gases found below Dunmore and the Keystone Sanitary Landfill. A licensed geologist from the Department of Environmental Protection’s environmental cleanup and brownfields program will examine a 2002 report that compared gases found below Dunmore to samples taken at an abandoned coal mine site near Carbondale and another landfill in Schuylkill County.
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New technique harnesses everyday seismic waves to image the Earth
Phys.org
A new technique developed at Stanford University harnesses the buzz of everyday human activity to map the interior of the Earth. "We think we can use it to image the subsurface of the entire continental United States," said Stanford geophysics postdoctoral researcher Nori Nakata.
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Paleontologists pioneer laser-beam scanning of dinosaur fossils
The University of Kansas
A team of scientists based largely at the University of Kansas and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Washington has developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils of dinosaurs. The new laser method causes fossil samples to fluoresce, revealing complex details unseen with traditional visual enhancers like ultraviolet light.
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Volcanic twins of the Red Sea: Sholan and Jadid
ZME Science
Recent images captured by satellites showing the birth of two volcanic islands published in a study by Nature Communications are a powerful reminder that the Earth is a planet alive under its crust as well as above. The two islands, named Sholan and Jadid formed during volcanic eruptions in the Zubair archipelago in 2011 and 2013, respectively. They provided an excellent opportunity for scientists to study a rare and not fully understood phenomenon: the creation of land by submarine eruptions.
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Review: San Andreas — the movie
Arizona Geology Magazine
Lily Jackson, former University of Arizona Geosciences and AGS Board Member, wrote a review of the movie, "San Andreas," with another grad student, Natasha Sekhon. "We didn't have the highest expectations for San Andreas in the science department," the wrote, "but what we got from Hollywood shattered our expectations ...."
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Cave deposits may help predict future weather patterns on our planet
The Science Times
Throughout human history, people have utilized caves for protection from the elements, as safe havens from predators, and as canvases to display beautiful works of art. Now, a group of scientists from Vanderbilt University are using caves to learn about weather patterns in the past. And what they're discovering may provide insight into our planet's future climate.
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