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Did Japanese Researchers Just Discover a REE Money Tree in Sea Floor Mud?
April 23 | Nature
Extracting Rare Earths From Coal Mining By-Products
April 23 | Mining.com
What Are Rare Earth Elements?
April 23 | Geology.com
rare earth elements
REE Periodic Table: The Rare Earth Elements are the 15 lanthanide series elements, plus yttrium. Scandium is found in most rare earth element deposits and is sometimes classified as a rare earth element. Image by Geology.com.

The United States as a Major Importer and Exporter of Petroleum
April 23 | Energy Information Administration
U.S. petroleum imports / exports
An Excess of Light Crude
April 23 | CNBC
Energy Firms Could Lose Out on Mexican Market Under Trump*s Proposed NAFTA Changes
April 23 | Houston Chronicle
New Jersey Is Dealing With A Tick Species That Is New To America
April 23 | Forbes
Avoiding Ticks and Tickborne Disease
April 23 | Geology.com
ticks
Deer Tick: Photograph of a black-legged tick, also known as a deer tick (Ixodes scapularis). Image by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health / Center for Disease Control.

Who Is Buying U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas?
April 23 | Forbes
Research Shows Humans Thrived Through the Toba Super-Volcanic Eruption
August 22 | Arizona State University
caldera
Toba Caldera: Landsat GeoCover image of the caldera formed by the Toba Supervolcano. It is now the world*s largest volcanic lake. The image above was produced using Landsat GeoCover data from NASA.

How Big Was the Toba Eruption?
April 22 | Geology.com
volcanic explosivity index
Volcanic Explosivity Index: The spheres in the illustration above represent the volume of erupted tephra for some of the most widely-known explosive volcanic eruptions. Although most people believe that Vesuvius (79 AD - the Pompeii eruption), Mount St. Helens (1980), and Mount Pinatubo (1991) were enormous, they are very small compared to ancient eruptions such as Wah Wah Springs, Toba, Yellowstone, Crater Lake, and Long Valley Caldera.

How Much Snow Accumulates in North America Each Year? More Than Scientists Thought
April 22 | The Ohio State University
Meet the *Exploding Ant* that Sacrifices Itself for Its Colony
April 22 | The Washington Post
2016 Ocean Heatwave Killed 30 Percent of the Great Barrier Reef
April 22 | Smithsonian.com
Alrosa*s First Quarter Diamond Production Falls 17%
April 22 | Mining.com
A flooding accident at the Mir underground mine, lower grade ores from the Jubilee pipe, and the closure of the open-pit mine at Udachny were contributing factors.
Four Years of NASA NEOWISE Data
April 22 | NASA

HSBC Will No Longer Finance Coal-Fired Power, Oil Sands, Arctic Drilling
April 22 | Mining.com
Journalism Catastrophe Waiting to Happen! (or, Let*s Talk About Headlines)
April 22 | Magna Cum Laude
Why These Extraordinary Sea-Hunting People Can Dive Hundreds of Feet on a Single Breath
April 21 | The Washington Post
Lab Finds 3.1-Carat Synthetic Diamond with Fake Report
April 21 | Rapaport
Fracking Transparency Bill Moves Forward in Illinois Senate
April 21 | WTTW
What is Hydraulic Fracturing?
April 21 | Geology.com
What is Hydraulic Fracturing
Horizontal Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing: Simplified diagram of a natural gas well that has been constructed with horizontal drilling through the Marcellus Shale and hydraulic fracturing on the horizontal portion of the well.

A First for Panama Canal: Three LNG Tankers Crossed in a Day
April 21 | Bloomberg
Tumbleweeds Invade Communities in California and Utah
April 21 | The Washington Post
Map of the Island Nation of Fiji
April 21 | Geology.com
map of Fiji
A Daring Journey Into the Big Unknown of America*s Largest National Park
April 21 | Smithsonian.com
U.S. Coal Exports Increased by 61% in 2017, Exports to Asia Doubled
April 20 | Energy Information Administration

Radiocarbon in the Oceans
April 20 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
Fluid Injection Wells Can Have a Wide Seismic Reach
April 20 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
Japan: Mount Io Goes Silent after First Eruption in 250 Years
April 20 | The Japan Times

Fuel Cell Power Plants are Used in Diverse Ways Across the United States
April 20 | Energy Information Administration

Mars* Oceans Formed Early, Possibly Aided by Massive Volcanic Eruptions
April 20 | Berkeley University of California
Rocks on Mars
April 20 | Geology.com
Rocks on Mars
Mudstone on Mars: This photograph, taken by NASA*s Mars Rover Curiosity in 2015, shows sedimentary rocks of the Kimberley Formation in Gale Crater. The crater contains thick deposits of finely laminated mudstone that represent fine-grained sediments deposited in a standing body of water that persisted for a long period of time - long enough to allow sediments to accumulate to significant thickness. Image by NASA.

USGS Rolls Out Groundbreaking Earthquake Study: The HayWired Earthquake Scenario
April 19 | United States Geological Survey

The U.S. Is Finally Getting a System to Warn When an Earthquake Is Coming
April 19 | Slate
Tiny Nebraska Town Buzzing About 6th Small Earthquake to Hit in a Week
April 19 | Omaha World-Herald
Kilauea Volcano Showing Signs of Increased Activity
April 19 | Big Island Now
How the Panama Canal Took a Huge Toll On the Contract Workers Who Built It
April 19 | Smithsonian.com
How to Catch a Glimpse of This Weekend*s Lyrid Meteor Shower
April 19 | Smithsonian.com
55 Years After Thresher Disaster, Navy Still Keeps Secrets on Sub Loss
April 18 | Military.com
NASA*s New Exoplanet Satellite Has a Better Shot of Finding Life Close to Home
April 18 | Wired
TESS -- Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
April 18 | NASA
TESS exoplanet survey
Huge Water Project in California - No Potential Successor Supports It
April 18 | Los Angeles Times
Oil Embargos Between Canadian Provinces?
April 18 | Bloomberg
The Secrets of Garnet Reveal Source of Water To Fuel Powerful Volcanoes and Earthquakes
April 17 | April 17
Color Varieties of Garnet
April 17 | Geology.com
color varieties of garnet
Gem Garnets: Most people think that garnet is a red gemstone. However, garnet occurs in a wide variety of colors. Clockwise from the top left: red almandine (Madagascar), green tsavorite (Tanzania), yellow mali (Mali), orange spessartite (Mozambique), pink malaya (Tanzania), green merelani mint (Tanzania), red pyrope (Ivory Coast), green demantoid (Namibia), purple rhodolite (Mozambique), and orange hessonite (Sri Lanka). Seven out of eight of the garnets above are from Africa, the relatively new source of spectacular garnets.

A New Measurement of Seismic Energy Release that Can be Applied to Large Earthquakes
April 17 | University of California, Santa Cruz
Modeling Future Earthquake and Tsunami Risk in Southeast Japan
April 17 | University of Massachusetts Amherst
Decade of Fossil Collecting in Africa Gives New Perspective on Triassic Period, Emergence of Dinosaurs
April 17 | University of Washington
Remarkable Twinned Calcite Inclusion In Mogok Ruby
April 17 | Gemological Institute of America
By River, Ocean, or Winds, Rocks Round the Same Way
April 17 | University of Pennsylvania
Try Your Own Rock-Rounding Experiments in a Rock Tumbler
April 17 | RockTumbler.com (affiliated with Geology.com)
Thumler's Model B Rock Tumbler
New Study in Oxygen-Deprived Black Sea Provides Insights on Future Carbon Budget
April 17 | University of Miami
Black Sea
Satellite image of the Black Sea by Norman Kuring, NASA.

Ethiopian Emerald: The Greatest Gem Find in 100 Years?
April 17 | JCK Online
Emerald: The Bright Green Gem of the Beryl Mineral Family
April 17 | Geology.com
emerald
Emeralds from Russia: Photograph of emerald crystals in mica schist from the Malyshevskoye Mine, Sverdlovsk Region, Southern Ural, Russia. The large crystal is about 21 millimeters in length. Photograph copyright iStockphoto / Epitavi.

New Mexico Oil and Gas Production Increases Tax Revenues
April 17 | Associated Press
Median Costs of Field Camp Attendance at US-based Institutions
April 17 | American Geosciences Institute

Geology Field Camps - A Comprehensive Listing
April 17 | Geology.com
field camp
Hawaiian-Language Newspapers Illuminate 1871 Hurricane
April 16 | University of Hawaii
Where*s the Greatest Risk of a Mosquito Bite in Baltimore? A Surprising Answer
April 16 | National Science Foundation
To Shore Up California Beaches, Just Add Sand?
April 16 | University of California, San Diego
Sand Grains From Around the World and Beyond
April 16 | Geology.com
sand on Mars
Sand Grains on the Surface of Mars: The ancient environment of Mars had streams, shorelines, alluvial fans and other sedimentary environments where sand grains were deposited. Today, many areas on Mars are covered with sand dunes and other aeolian features. The planet also has lots of sandstone exposed in the walls of its many impact craters. The largest grain at the top of this image is about 2 millimeters in diameter. Photo by NASA*s Mars Curiosity Rover.

*Habitable Worlds* - ASU Online Science Course Brings to Life a New Way of Teaching
April 16 | Arizona State University
Paleontologists Put the Bite on an Ancient Reptile from New England
April 16 | Yale News
Free Printable Calendars for May 2018
April 16 | WaterproofPaper.com - affiliated with Geology.com
may calendar
The Very Deep Origin Of The World*s Biggest Diamonds
April 16 | Gemological Institute of America
Global Bauxite Production to Grow
April 16 | Mining.com
What is Bauxite?
April 16 | Geology.com
bauxite
Bauxite From Demerara, Guyana: Some specimens of bauxite do not have the pisolitic structures. Specimen is approximately 4 inches (10 centimeters) across.

*Urban Mining* in South Korea Pulls Rare Battery Materials from Recycled Tech
April 15 | Mining.com
Five Takes on the Future of Fossil Fuels
April 15 | Mining.com
Where Is Syria?
April 15 | Geology.com
map of Syria
Lucara Recovers a 472-Carat Light Brown Diamond at Karowe
April 14 | Mining.com
light brown Lucara DiamondImage by Lucara Diamond.
All About Brown Diamonds
April 14 | Geology.com
brown diamonds
Beautiful Brown Diamonds: Three cognac-colored diamonds from Rio Tinto*s Argyle mine in Western Australia clearly demonstrate the beauty of brown diamonds. Image Copyright 2016 Rio Tinto.

Impact of Electric Cars in Medium-Term Copper Demand is *Overrated*
April 14 | Mining.com
Scientists Discover New Ocean Current off Madagascar
April 14 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
James Reilly to Take the Helm at USGS
April 14 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
Texas Producing More Oil With Fewer People, Rigs
April 14 | Houston Chronicle
Mississippi River Diversions Will Produce New Land, But More Slowly than Shoreline Is Lost
April 13 | National Science Foundation

Copper Price Bears Are Out as First Surplus in Six Years Predicted
April 13 | Mining.com
Uses of Copper
April 13 | Geology.com
uses of copper
Uses of Copper: This graph shows how copper was used in the United States during 2017 by industry sector. As an example: copper used in building construction could have been used for wiring, plumbing, weatherproofing and many other individual types of use. Data for this chart is from the United States Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Summary for 2018.

A British Miner About to Start Pouring Silver in Russia
April 13 | Mining.com
The Many Uses of Silver
April 13 | Geology.com
uses of silver
Silver Past in Electronics:Printed electronics like RFID tags rely on silver paste. Image copyright iStockphoto / JacobH.

New Gold Mine in Ivory Coast Declares Commercial Production
April 13 | Mining.com

Where Is Ivory Coast?


map of Ivory Coast

U.S. Crude Hits Highest Since 2014 on Missile Concerns in Syria and Saudi Arabia
April 13 | Reuters
Life On an Aquaplanet
April 12 | MIT News
Brewing Up Earth*s Earliest Life
April 12 | MIT News
TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
April 12 | MIT News
The International Lithium Race
April 12 | Mining.com
Dormant Swedish Mine Comes Alive in a Rush for Car Batteries
April 12 | Mining.com
Are Pipeline Land *Takings* in the Public Interest if the Oil and Gas Are Headed Overseas?
April 12 | Houston Chronicle
The Ocean*s Circulation Has Not Been This Sluggish in 1000 Years
April 12 | The Washington Post
ocean circulation
As Mongolia Melts, Looters Close In On Priceless Artifacts
April 12 | Smithsonian.com
De Beers, Botswana Seek Fresh Expansion of World*s Richest Diamond Mine
April 12 | Mining.com
United States Diamond Mines
April 12 | Geology.com
United States Diamond Mines
United States Diamonds: A photograph of several diamonds found at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, near Murfreesboro, Arkansas. These diamonds were probably nicely formed crystals when they were in the Earth's mantle. Their shapes were modified by corrosive fluids during their rapid ascent to Earth's surface. Photo used with permission of Crater of Diamonds State Park.

USGS Shares Archival Photo of Rare Domed Lava Fountain
April 12 | Smithsonian.com

Geoscience and the Clean Energy Transition
April 11 | Speaking of Geoscience
U.S. Gulf of Mexico Crude Oil Production to Continue at Record Highs Through 2019
April 11 | Energy Information Administration

Oklahoma Regulators Throttle One Wastewater Injection Well After an Earthquake
April 11 | Reuters
Earthquakes in Oklahoma
April 11 | Oklahoma Office Of The Secretary Of Energy & Environment
Map of Earthquakes in Oklahoma During 2017
April 11 | Oklahoma Office Of The Secretary Of Energy & Environment

Cove Point LNG Starts Long-Term Service
April 11 | Argus Media
Canadian Government May Invest in Controversial Pipeline Where Investor Interest is Failing
April 11 | Associated Press
Scientists Drill Ice Cores from Mt. Hunter in Denali National Park
April 11 | American Geophysical Union on YouTube

Will Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Cause More *Snow on Ice* in Greenland?
April 11 | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Volcanic Lightning Over Mount Shinmoedake
April 11 | ABC News
Jaw Fossil from English Beach Belongs to Monstrous Marine Reptile
April 11 | Reuters
By Some Measures, U.S. Natural Gas Production Set a Record in 2017
April 10 | Energy Information Administration

Cyberattack Shows Vulnerability of Gas Pipeline Network
April 10 | CNBC
Bahrain Seeks Big Oil*s Help to Develop New Shale Discovery
April 10 | Bloomberg


Where is Bahrain?


Where is Bahrain

Will U.S. Natural Gas Production Outpace Demand?
April 10 | Forbes
88,000-Year-Old Middle Finger Found in Saudi Arabia Could Rewrite Human History
April 10 | Gizmodo
Botswana*s Debswana Expects Further Rise in Diamond Output
April 10 | Mining.com
Which Countries Produce the Most Gem Diamonds?
April 10 | Geology.com
leading diamond producers
World Diamond Production: Estimated production levels for countries mining at least one million carats of gem-quality diamonds in 2016. Graph by Geology.com. Data from USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries.

Mediterranean Drawdown May Have Caused Burst of Volcanism
April 10 | Earth Magazine
Iran Oil and Gas Report
April 10 | Energy Information Administration

Measuring Lead in New York City Soils
April 10 | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palm Trees Are Spreading Northward: How Far Will They Go?
April 10 | Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Five Weird Archives That Scientists Use to Study Past Climates
April 10 | EOS Earth & Space Science News
Watching the Austin Chalk of Texas and Louisiana
April 9 | The Advocate
U.S. Rig Count Reaches a Three-Year High and Production Soars
April 9 | Bloomberg