Earth Science Week Contests
June 11, 2013 | EarthScience Week.org
Earth Science week for 2013 will be held on October 13-19 and the theme will be "Mapping Our World". They are having three contests...
1) Photography, "Mapping My Community", for US residents and AGI Affiliates.
2) Visual Arts, "Making Maps Through the Ages", for US students in grades K-5.
3) Essay Contest, "How Geoscientists Use Maps", for US students in grades 6-9.
From the Earth Science Week Newsletter.
Earth Science Week International Photo Contest
August 25, 2013 | Earth Science Week
"The American Geosciences Institute is expanding eligibility for its annual Earth Science Week photography contest to allow international members of all AGI Member Societies to participate for the first time." Quoted from the AGI press release.
U.S. Coastal Hazards
June 20, 2013 | Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America has published a draft position statement titled: "Managing U.S. Coastal Hazards".
A quote: "Storms, tsunamis, and rising sea levels threaten U.S. coastal communities and their economies. Much of the nation’s existing coastal infrastructure must be adapted to expected future conditions or relocated, and new coastal development and post-storm reconstruction should be planned, sited, and maintained with coastal geologic hazards clearly in mind."