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Scientists find high levels of coal ash contamination in North Carolina rivers and lakes
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Just days after environmental groups filed a complaint with North Carolina regulators to force electric utilities to clean up coal ash contamination of groundwater found across the state, a new study has found high levels of arsenic and other toxins in North Carolina lakes and rivers downstream from power plants' coal ash ponds. More

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2013 Elements themes
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Elements is pleased to announce the themes and guest editors for the upcoming year. Look for a detailed preview in the December issue of Elements.

February: 100 Years of Geochronology. Guest Editors: Daniel J. Condon (British GeologicalSurvey, UK) and Mark Schmitz (Boise State University, USA)

April: Serpentinites. Guest Editors: Stéphane Guillot (Observatory of Earth Science Grenoble, France) and Keiko Hattori (University of Ottawa, Canada).

June: Geochemical Processes at the Mineral–Water Interface. Guest Editors: Christine V. Putnis (University of Münster, Germany) and Encarnacion Ruiz-Agudo (University of Granada, Spain).

August: Continental Crust at Mantle Depths. Guest Editor: Jane A. Gilotti (University of Iowa, USA).

October: Nitrogen in the Geosphere. Guest Editors: Gray Bebout (Lehigh University, USA), Marilyn Fogel (Geophysical Lab, USA), and Pierre Cartigny (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France)

December: Garnet: A Common Mineral, Uncommonly Useful. Guest Editors: Ethan Baxter (Boston University, USA), Mark Caddick (Virginia Tech, USA), and Jay Ague (Yale University, USA)

Featured Geochemical Career Center Postings
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New! Dow Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

New! Tenure-Track Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Head and Tenure-Track Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Assistant Professor in Earth and Planetary Sciences (Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA)

Endowed Professorship in Climate Change (Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Applied Geochemistry (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Senior-Level Faculty Position in Paleoclimatology (Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA)

Assistant Professor, Atmospheric/ Hydrological Sciences (University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA)

Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Geochemistry, Cosmochemistry, and Astrobiology (Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, DC, USA)

Final Days! Environmental Earth Sciences Faculty Position (University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA)

Final Days! USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship in Noble Gas Isotopes or Stable Isotopes (US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, USA)

Final Days! Associate Isotope Geochemist or Isotope Geochemist (Illinois State Geological Survey, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA)

Final Days! Faculty Positions in Continental Margins and Coastal Environments (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA, USA)

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New in GCA (v.97, 15 November 2012)
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New experimental data and semi-empirical parameterization of H2O–CO2 solubility in mafic melts

Aridity and vegetation composition are important determinants of leaf-wax δD values in southeastern Mexico and Central America

An experimental study of H solubility in feldspars: Effect of composition, oxygen fugacity, temperature and pressure and implications for crustal processes

Calcite (1 0 4)–water interface structure, revisited

Ce and Eu anomalies in zircon as proxies for the oxidation state of magmas

Silicon isotope constraints on sources and utilization of silicic acid in the northern South China Sea

Hydrogen isotope analyses of alteration phases in the nakhlite martian meteorites

Does the stepwave model predict mica dissolution kinetics?

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Reports put new spin on story of moon's creation
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Scientists may never know exactly how the moon and Earth were formed some 4.5 billion years ago, but this week their understanding of the cataclysmic event made a significant leap forward. More

Massive planetary collision may have zapped key elements from moon, local scientists say
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A new study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists traces moon evaporation and leads to questions about why Earth has so much water. More

Solar wind particles likely source of water locked inside lunar soils    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The most likely source of the water locked inside soils on the moon's surface is the constant stream of charged particles from the sun known as the solar wind, a University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues have concluded. More

Rediscovering Ross Island: The 2012 expedition to understand the geologic origin of Ross Island, Antarctica
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In 1841 James Clark Ross and crew in two tiny ships "Erebus" and "Terror" discovered Ross Island. They named the highest peaks after their ships and quickly recognized their volcanic origin. Erebus was in a state of vigorous eruptions at the time. Later in the early 1900's British explorers explored parts of the island and found it was completely volcanic and composed of solidified lavas and associated deposits from explosive eruptions. More


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