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Geologic Hazards in Colorado
March 31, 2014 | Colorado Geological Survey

The Colorado Geological Survey has one of the best geology pages on the web. Their Geologic Hazards in Colorado page is so valuable because it has links to several excellent videos about the state’s important hazards.

You can watch some of the videos by using these links (you don’t have to live in Colorado to learn something important): Avalanche, Debris Flow, Earthquake, Hazardous Soils, Landslides, Mine Subsidence and Rock Fall.

Here’s a sample video….

What Your Homeowner’s Insurance Does Not Cover
March 4, 2014 | Geology.com

Most homeowners insurance policies have exclusions that make them worthless when the home is damaged by common geologic problems such as floods, earthquakes, landslides, mine subsidence, cavern collapse and expansive soils. When a home is damaged the homeowner often is surprised that his “all perils” policy has these exclusions.

$60B in Uninsured Weather Losses So Far This Year
July 29, 2013 | Quartz

An article on Quartz reports on the staggering level of uninsured losses that are attributed to weather so far this year.

Related: Even if you have insurance it does not cover many geologic hazards.

The Permafrost Timebomb?
June 13, 2013 | NASA

Over hundreds of thousands of years the Arctic permafrost has accumulated an enormous store of organic carbon. As it thaws from climate change the plant debris will decay and carbon dioxide and methane will be release into the atmosphere. Permafrost contains at least 4x more carbon than fossil fuel burning has produced since 1850.

Ablation in Argentina
May 14, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory

NASA’s Earth Observatory has a satellite image showing how strong winds in Argentina are removing dust from inland lake beds and streaming it out over the Atlantic.

Second Drill Site on Mars
May 10, 2013 | NASA

“The team operating NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has selected a second target rock for drilling and sampling. The rover will set course to the drilling location in coming days.” Quoted from the NASA press release.

New: A Citizen’s Guide To Radon
February 3, 2013 | Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency has published a new version of their publication: A Citizen’s Guide To Radon: The Guide To Protecting Yourself And Your Family From Radon.

Ecological Modeling and the Fossil Record
January 10, 2013 | Southern Methodist University

“Carbon dioxide levels in fossil soils from the Late Jurassic confirm that climate, vegetation and animal richness varied across the planet 150 million years ago, suggesting future human changes to global climate will heavily impact plant and animal life.”

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Green River fossilsSpectacular Fossils of the Green River Formation. Some of the world's best-preserved fossil fish from an intermountain lake.
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