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What the Frack? - Fracking, what exactly is it?

Let’s start with the definition. Fracking  = hydraulic fracturing.

It always amazes me how much the “nick-names” of these terms get thrown around in the media, without any real explanation of what they are. 1,115 more words


July 10: Photomicrography Techniques at Geological Society of Oregon Country Meeting

Julian Gray will be presenting “Digital Specimen Photography for Geologists,” a presentation on macrophotography and photomicrography, the photographing of things at the microscope level. The event will be at the Portland State University as part of the… 167 more words


My Road Led to Chaco

I remember the first time I heard about Chaco Canyon. Sitting in a small classroom with other undergraduate anthropology students, my thoughts drifted as a cascade of words including mortar, solstice, Ancestral Puebloan, archaeoastronomy and Fajada tumbled from my professors mouth, producing a churning mist that both obscured the canyon and inspired curiosity. 302 more words

Outdoor Adventures

Dinosaur Week One: Carnegie Quarry, Archives and the Sound of Silence Trail

One hundred years ago, a national monument was established to protect a paleontologist’s dream: a vertical sandstone wall filled with Jurassic dinosaur fossils known as Carnegie Quarry.  2,704 more words

At Dinosaur

Researchers find worst extinction occurred in three stages, not one

Three strikes and you’re out.

According to a new study published last week by the Geological Society of America, the Permian extinction — the worst in Earth’s history about 250 million years ago — happened in three stages rather than one. 589 more words

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The Earth Sciences and the Next Generation Science Standards

From GSA Today . . .  full article at http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/25/2/article/i1052-5173-25-2-28.htm


Next Generation Science Standards: A call to action for the geoscience community

Nicole D. LaDue1, Cheryl Brown Manning2… 529 more words

Geologist Starter Pack Meme #GeoStarterPack

Right now the “Starter Pack” (also known as starter kit) meme is trending on social media.  It’s a visual representation of all the things you would need to get something done or to embody a certain kind of person.   172 more words