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Earth Science Week 2020: Earth Materials in Our Lives – an A-Z!

Earth Science Week 2020: Earth Materials in Our Lives – an A-Z!

Since 1998 the American Geosciences Institute has been running an annual celebration of all things geoscience – Earth Science Week. From its inception, Earth Science Week has grown in popularity and is now celebrated across the planet. This year Earth Science Week will run from 11 to 17 October and the theme of the week is  “Earth Materials in Our Lives.” As the American Geoscien ...[Read More]

Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Marie Tharp: Seafloor mapping and ocean plate tectonics

Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of Marie Tharp: Seafloor mapping and ocean plate tectonics

The seafloor mapping pioneered by Marie Tharp, an American geologist and cartographer, though originally underappreciated, ended up playing a key role in the acceptance of the theory of plate tectonics. This week the EGU is highlighting Tharp’s groundbreaking contributions by hosting both a press conference and a session in her honour at the Union’s virtual annual meeting, Sharing Geoscience Onlin ...[Read More]

Travels in Geology: A World Turned Upside Down

Travels in Geology: A World Turned Upside Down

Last weekend, with a strict, stay-at-home coronavirus order looming on the horizon, I decided to practice social distancing by escaping on one last hike. Since I’m currently in Colorado, I chose to climb North Table Mountain, the remnant of an ancient basalt lava flow located on the outskirts of Denver.   Locally this mesa, along with its twin located a short distance to the south, are popula ...[Read More]

Accessibility at EGU: Crutches at the General Assembly? Surprisingly Easy

Accessibility at EGU: Crutches at the General Assembly? Surprisingly Easy

Last year I had the opportunity to attend my first General Assembly to speak at several sessions about my experience working as a science journalist and reporting in the field during an EGU Science Journalism Fellowship. With my tickets booked and accommodations reserved, I was ready to go — until I tore a ligament in my knee while skiing in my native state: Colorado in the U.S.   The timing ...[Read More]