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How life and luck changed Earth's minerals
Wired
Is evolution predictable, or was it heavily shaped by random events? Biologists have argued over this question for decades. Some have suggested that if we replayed the history of life on our planet, the resulting species would be different. Opponents counter that life is largely deterministic. Recently, researchers have begun to ask the same questions about rocks.
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Glacial outburst flood, debris flow in Mount Rainier National Park
The Enumclaw Courier-Herald
A glacial outburst flood and debris flow occurred at Tahoma Creek in Washington state's Mount Rainier National Park on Aug. 13 beginning at approximately 9:40 a.m. The glacial outburst flood originated from the South Tahoma Glacier as a half-acre portion of the terminus of the glacier broke off and quickly released water stored in the glacier.
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Oceanographers solve mystery of beach explosion
Phys.org
When an explosion beneath the sand at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island, injured a visiting vacationer, state and local police and the bomb squad found no evidence of what may have caused the blast. So state officials turned to scientists at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography for answers. It didn't take long before they had solved the mystery.
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AIPG 52nd Annual Conference: Registration is open
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Register for AIPG's 52nd Annual Conference, "Fire & Ice," Sept. 19-22, in Anchorage, Alaska. Register online or use the registration form. Reduced rates for the hotel block end Aug. 21. Room rate: $137 — AIPG15. Reserve your hotel room here or call 1-800-HILTONS. Reserve now and save! Click here for meeting details. The presentation schedule is online.

The AIPG Awards Luncheon, Sept. 18, will include the presentation of AIPG Section Leadership Awards and AIPG Presidential Certificates of Merit. All registrants are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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AIPG members — 2016 membership dues
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The 2016 membership dues are available to pay online. Annual membership dues are due and payable Jan. 1 in accordance with the bylaws. You are encouraged to login to the AIPG Member portion of the website to pay your dues for 2016. Paying online helps save on printing and postage costs. Call if you have any questions 303-412-6205. Click on MEMBER LOGIN to pay dues, make a donation and purchase insignia items. Your login is your email and the system has you setup your password if you haven't already. You must login to pay dues, search the directory or make changes to your record.
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AIPG executive director position announcement
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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 geologic time scale bookmark available
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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


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This digital map of the seafloor can help scientists predict environmental change
Gizmodo
We know less about the deep ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. But if we want to really understand how humans are impacting the Earth, we need to start looking down deep into the muck. That's why scientists created the first digital map of the seafloor's geologic composition.
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High-resolution, nondestructive analysis of geological cores
Novus Light Technologies Today
Analytik, suppliers of analytical instrumentation, reports on how Geotek uses the ASD TerraSpec 4 mineral analyzer in its systems for the analysis of geological cores. Geotek specializes in high-resolution, non-destructive analysis of geological cores.
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Number of unemployed geoscientists reaches highest level since 2009
ABC News
The findings of the latest quarterly survey by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists reveal employment levels in the profession to be at their lowest level since mid-2009. It is continuing to force senior geologists to take massive pay-cuts or apply for graduate level jobs, while hundreds of graduates are without work. The unemployment rate among the survey's 626 respondents was 15.2 percent while the number of those underemployed rose to 19.9 percent.
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New eruption of Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica
The Costa Rica Star
Earth scientists from the Observatory on Volcanology and Seismology of Costa Rica reported a new eruption at the Turrialba volcano, located in the province of Cartago. The geologic event was detected at 1:46 a.m. on Aug. 15, and it took place after a period of relative calm for this colossus, which had been very active months ago. This new eruption was mostly a gaseous exhalation, accompanied by an ash column that reached elevations of about 500 meters above the crater.
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Novel technology may illuminate mystery moon caves
University of Wisconsin-Madison
It's widely believed that the moon features networks of caves created when violent lava flows tore under the surface from ancient volcanoes. Some craters may actually be "skylights" where cave ceilings have crumbled. The challenge is how to confirm the existence and dimensions of these caves with current remote imaging. A unique imaging technology being developed at the Morgridge Institute for Research is providing NASA with an interesting and relatively inexpensive way to explore these out-of-sight features.
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Exploration geologists: '[Properties] are available that you don't see for 10 years — and there's no competition'
Sprott's Thoughts
Exploration activity in the resource sector is down dramatically. With fewer junior resource companies around, it's easier to get your hands on some of the most coveted exploration targets, they believe. Tekoa Da Silva took our recent Sprott Symposium as an opportunity to speak with a handful of highly-respected exploration geologists and junior mining CEOs.
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Report: 205 tons of mercury discharged into Colombian rivers, soil in 2012
Fox News Latino
A total of 205 tons of mercury were discharged into Colombian rivers and soil in 2012, according to a study by the Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies Institute, or IDEAM. That mercury was found in 179 municipalities located in 15 provinces. The information was among the conclusions of the "2014 National Water Study," which was conducted by the IDEAM and the Environment Ministry to assess the state of Colombia's water resources.
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