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Inclusions in Natural, Synthetic, and Treated Emerald
February 24 | Gemological Institute of America
Bill Stemming from Pipeline Protests Passes Oklahoma House Committee
February 23 | TulsaWorld
Strike at Escondida Costs BHP 41,000 Tonnes of Copper
February 23 | Mining.com
Exxon Slashes 3.5BB of Proved Reserves
February 23 | Bloomberg Business
U.S.A. As a Net Exporter of Natural Gas by 2018
February 23 | FuelFix
Huge Growth in China*s Use of Methanol
February 23 | Energy Information Administration
Columbia River Gorge Geology Tour with Portland State University Professor Emeritus Scott Burns
February 23 | Oregon Public Broadcasting
British Antarctic Survey Aerial Video of the Crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf
February 23 | British Antarctic Survey
Where Is the Larsen Ice Shelf? (See Antarctic Peninsula in the NW Quadrant)
February 23 | Geology.com
Colorado: Bill to Require Local Governments to Compensate Drillers and Mineral Rights Holders When Fracking is Banned
February 23 | The Denver Post
Texas State Government in Trouble With Drilling Royalty Collapse
February 23 | FuelFix
U.S. Oil Exports to Canada See First Drop Since 2010
February 23 | ArgusMedia
NASA Discovers Seven Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
February 23 | NASA
Snow in the Middle East
February 23 | NASA Earth Observatory
Update on Gemstone Mining in Northern Mozambique
February 22 | Gemological Institute of America
Coastal Subsidence: Harbinger of Future Flooding?
February 22 | Speaking of Geoscience
The World*s Top 10 Highest-Grade Copper Mines
February 22 | Mining.com
LNG Exports Expected to Drive Growth in U.S. Natural Gas Trade
February 22 | Energy Information Administration
What Is LNG?
February 22 | Geology.com
Predicting Postfire Debris Flows Saves Lives
February 22 | United States Geological Survey
Incredible Debris Flow Near Hyderabad
February 22 | YouTube
Collection of Landslide Videos from Southern California
February 22 | The Landslide Blog
Carbondale, IL University Mall Gets Earthquake Education Kiosk
February 22 | KFVS News
Canadian Forces Prepping for Megathrust Earthquake on the West Coast
February 22 | CBC News
Scientists Want YOU to Help Make a Solar Eclipse Movie
February 22 | Christian Science Monitor
How NASA Could Land on Europa
February 22 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
NASA Scientists Have Proposed a New Definition of Planets, and Pluto Could Soon Be Back
February 22 | Science Alert
Pluto Still a Planet When It Passes Over New Mexico :-)
February 22 | Nerdist
How Climate Change Affects the Flow of Carbon from Land to Sea
February 21 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
M4.7 Earthquake Shakes Panama City
February 21 | ABC
Eruptions Cause Bogoslof Volcano*s Island to Triple in Size
February 21 | Alaska Dispatch News
New Research Shows How *Atmospheric Rivers* Wreak Havoc Around The Globe
February 21 | National Public Radio
Satellite Views of Louisiana Tornadoes
February 21 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Swirling Eddies in the Antarctic May Have Global Impacts
February 21 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Deep Groundwater Aquifers Respond Rapidly to Climate Variability
February 21 | Phys.org
Raising Royalties for Coal Mined on Public Lands
February 20 | Mining.com
Earthquakes in Lawrence County, PA Linked to Fracking
February 20 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As U.S. Shale Activity Surges, Frac Sand Could Be In Short Supply
February 20 | Reuters
What is Frac Sand?
February 20 | Geology.com
Repeated Red Alerts at Bogoslof Volcano
February 20 | Alaska Volcano Observatory
Thousands of Buildings in Victoria at Risk of Earthquake Destruction
February 20 | Vancouver Sun
Mapping 900,000 Active Oil and Gas Wells in the United States
February 20 | The Washington Post
U.S. Shale Oil Braces for Inflation
February 20 | Reuters
Big Shale Oil Find in Iran
February 20 | Reuters
Enbridge Buys Into One of Europe*s Largest Wind Parks for $1.7B
February 20 | Mining.com
U.S. Deploys Carrier to Contentious South China Sea
February 20 | USA Today
Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis (takes a moment to load but worth it)
February 19 | The New York Times
Ancient Jars Hold Clues About Earth*s Fluctuating Magnetic Fields
February 19 | The New York Times
The Origin Of Geological Terms: Quartz
February 19 | Forbes
NASA Probes Snow*s Effect on Water Resources
February 19 | LiveScience
Major Mudslides and Flooding in Los Angeles Area
February 19 | Los Angeles Times
Ghost Village at the Foot of Sinabung Volcano
February 19 | Wired Photo
Free Climbing *Solar Flare*
February 19 | The North Face on YouTube
At Least 4 Dead in Southern California After Flash Floods
February 18 | ABC News
Arkansas: State Energy Report
February 18 | Energy Information Administration
Why a Rally in Lead and Zinc Prices is Bad News for Silver
February 18 | Mining.com
Uses of Lead
February 18 | Geology.com
Uses of Zinc
February 18 | Geology.com
Fires Threaten Christchurch
February 17 | NASA Earth Observatory
M4.5 Earthquake Off Hawaii
February 17 | United States Geological Survey
Visit Two of Mogok*s Most Important Mines with GIA
February 17 | Gemological Institute of America
Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres
February 17 | NASA
Oroville Dam Spillway Incident Status Summary
February 17 | Los Angeles Times
From The Ashes: Life Returns To Kasatochi Volcano
February 17 | KUCB.org
The US Needs to Seriously Beef Up Its Volcano Monitoring
February 17 | Wired Science
Geologists Spy an Eighth Continent: Zealandia
February 17 | Nature
An Ice World...With an Ocean?
February 17 | NASA
Snow Science Supporting the US Water Supply
February 17 | NASA
Gem-Quality Danburite from Luc Yen Mining Area, Vietnam
February 16 | Gemological Institute of America
U.S. Uranium Production Lowest Since 2005
February 16 | Energy Information Administration
El Nino Swept Away Huge Chunks of the West Coast Last Winter
February 16 | Popular Science
India Launches 104 Satellites With a Single Rocket
February 16 | The Christian Science Monitor
Free Printable Graph Paper - Grid, Polar, Ternary
February 16 | WaterproofPaper.com - Affiliated with Geology.com
Russian Control Over the Only Rare Earths Mine in the USA?
February 15 | Mining.com
What Are Rare Earth Elements?
February 15 | Geology.com
Colorado Attorney General Sues County Over Drilling Moratorium
February 15 | TheState.com
Bill Introduced in Nevada to Prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing
February 15 | Las Vegas ReviewJournal
What is Hydraulic Fracturing?
February 15 | Geology.com
Are Shale*s Days Numbered?
February 15 | FuelFix
What is Shale?
February 15 | Geology.com
On Requiring Energy Companies to Disclose Payments to Foreign Governments
February 15 | Bloomberg Business
EIA: Short-Term Global Oil Demand Outlook
February 15 | Energy Information Administration
What Happens When You Try to Run a Mining Operation in a Country With an Unstable Government and in Another With Unstable Labor
February 15 | Mining.com
The Enormous Scale of the Erosion Problem at Oroville Dam
February 15 | The Landslide Blog
The Dongla Landslide in Sichuan, China
February 15 | The Landslide Blog
Landsat Eyes Help Guard the World*s Forests
February 15 | United States Geological Survey
Mismatched Eyes Help Squid Survive in the Ocean*s Twilight Zone
February 15 | DukeToday
Last Year*s El Nino Waves Battered California to Unprecedented Degree
February 15 | National Science Foundation
Another Large Diamond from Lulo
February 15 | Mining.com
Our Electricity Generation Mix is Sensitive to Policies and Natural Gas Prices
February 14 | Energy Information Administration
Scientists Observe First Planet-Induced Stellar Pulsations
February 14 | MIT
Bill to Improve Volcano Monitoring in HI, WA, AK
February 14 | The Chronicle
Santa Monica Seeks to Pass the Nation*s Most Extensive Earthquake Retrofit Plan
February 14 | Los Angeles Times
Tests on 80 Wellington (NZ) Buildings Reveals Earthquake Damage but No Public Threat
February 14 | Stuff.co.nz
Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World*s Deepest Waters
February 14 | Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Alaska Volcano Observatory Thanks the People of Unalaska
February 14 | Alaska Volcano Observatory
188,000 Evacuate as California*s Massive Oroville Dam Threatens Catastrophic Floods
February 14 | The Washington Post
Thousands Evacuate Below Oroville Dam
February 14 | Los Angeles Times
Drought Turns to Deluge in California
February 14 | NASA
Sea-to-Space Particle Investigation
February 14 | NASA
Robots in Ice Caves, Under a Volcano, At the Bottom of the World
February 14 | NASA
Where Is Mt. Erebus? -- Approx. 80* S 175* E
February 14 | Geology.com
Oroville Dam Warnings in 2005
February 14 | The Washington Post
Suspension of Parts of Dodd-Frank Will Increase Violence in DR Congo
February 13 | Mining.com
Australia*s $5B Bet on Clean Coal
February 13 | Mining.com
Tight Oil Expected to Make Up Most of U.S. Oil Production Increase Through 2040
February 13 | Energy Information Administration
At $60,000 an Acre, the Permian Basin May Be Too Ritzy
February 13 | Bloomberg Business
How Mars Got Its Layered North Polar Cap
February 13 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
Integrating Topographic Imaging into Geoscience Field Courses
February 13 | EOS Earth and Space Science News
80+ Geology Field Courses
February 13 | Geology.com
Three New Uranium Minerals Found in Utah
February 13 | Mining.com
BHP Billiton Declares Force Majeure at Escondida Copper Mine (Chile)
February 13 | Mining.com
The Largest Coal Plant in the Western U.S. May Close Due to Inexpensive Natural Gas
February 13 | Forbes
Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure
February 12 | The New York Times
Gas Bulls: Here Comes the Monster
February 12 | Bloomberg Business
Temperatures in the Arctic Are Skyrocketing - for the Third Time This Winter
February 12 | The Washington Post
Video: Rubies from Montepuez, Mozambique
February 12 | Gemological Institute of America on YouTube
Earthquake Kills at Least 6 in the Philippines
February 11 | The New York Times
Which Countries Produce the Most Gem Diamonds?
February 11 | Geology.com
NASA*s Earth Minute: Greenland Ice
February 11 | NASA on YouTube
NASA Receives Science Report on Europa Lander Concept
February 11 | NASA
What Geology Has to Say About Building a 1,000-Mile Border Wall
February 11 | Smithsonian.com
Gas Hydrate Breakdown Unlikely to Cause Massive Greenhouse Gas Release
February 11 | United States Geological Survey
What Are Gas Hydrates?
February 11 | Geology.com
Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill Over Capacity, Santa Clara Valley Water District Fears Earthquake
February 11 | NBC News
Why NASA Is Studying Hawaii*s Volcanoes and Reefs
February 11 | LiveScience
Takawangha Volcano Back To *Normal* After Earthquake Swarm
February 11 | KUCB.org
Scientists Drill Deep to Harness the Awesome Energy of Volcanoes
February 11 | NBC News
M5.6 Earthquake - Southwestern Taiwan
February 10 | United States Geological Survey
Argentina Hopes Shale Gas Production Will Reduce Imports
February 10 | Energy Information Administration
M6.5 Earthquake - Mindanao, Philippines
February 10 | United States Geological Survey
Shortage of Inspectors Leaves 1000s of Texas Oil and Gas Wells Uninspected for Years
February 10 | Houston Chronicle
Why Would South Korea Buy into U.S. Shale Gas Projects?
February 10 | Reuters
Goldman Sees Cheaper Energy From Border Tax But Not in U.S.
February 10 | Bloomberg Business
Coast Guard Looking for Illegal Tour Boats at Hawaii Lava Falls
February 10 | WorkBoat