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18 July 2012
The American Geophysical Union, the world's leading society of Earth and space science, and Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, medical, technical and scholarly business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), a global provider of content and content-enabled services in research, professional development, and education, announced today that the AGU has selected Wiley-Blackwell as its publishing partner for its portfolio of journals and books.
Capital Insider — 19 October 2011
One of the most dangerous things the country can do is procrastinate. If lawmakers wait to fund public safety programs, the minute the nation needs them, it may be too late. This is especially true for scientific research and hazards funding.
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New York Times — 30 May 2011
“Scientists have been using small variations in the Earth’s gravity to identify trouble spots around the globe where people are making unsustainable demands on groundwater… ” See Famiglietti et al., Geophysical Research Letters, 5 February 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010GL046442.
Discovery.com — 27 May, 2010
Researchers have shown that hurricanes cause powerful forces not just at the surface, but also on the sea floor. The hurricanes can trigger mudslides, with the potential to damage oil pipelines which lie on the seabed.
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MinnPost.com — 26 May, 2010
Global climate change was shown to lead to longer, more intense wet spells across Europe. The duration of the rainy periods has increased by 15 to 20 per cent, while the number of rainy days per year has remained about the same.
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Nytimes.com — 19 April, 2010
As published in GRL in February, Hans van Haren and Louis Gostiaux reported detailed observations of deep ocean waves between 0.5 and 50 m above the sloping side of Great Meteor Seamount. These deep waves have the distinguishing curl of Kelvin-Helmholtz billows.
(Image copyright The New York Times, sources Hans van Haren and Louis Gostiaux)
Wall Street Journal — 25 January, 2010
Henry Fountain's 25th January New York Times article, “A Deadly Quake in a Seismic Hot Zone,” features interviews with AGU members Eric Calais, Ross Stein, Paul Mann, Uri S. ten Brink, and Carol S. Prentice, about the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Log-in may be required.
Wall Street Journal — 9–10 January, 2010
In his op-ed “How to Manufacture a Climate Consensus,” (Dec. 18), Patrick Michaels calls into question the integrity of the scientific review process in a scholarly journal published by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Mr. Michaels's insinuations about AGU's publication and his premise that the peer-review process can be systemically manipulated are not supported by the facts.
Newsweek — 29 December, 2009
Examples of how human activities can alter climate keep accumulating. The latest has nothing to do with the greenhouse effect but underlines the fact that ordinary activities can have unexpected meteorological consequences. To wit: large dams seem to be altering rainfall patterns. Geophysicists have suspected as much for years, notes a team of scientists in a paper in the Dec. 1 issue of Eos.
A large, previously unknown eruption in an unpopulated region of the tropics made the 1810s the coldest decade of the past five centuries, evidence from ice cores suggests.
Christian Science Monitor
The earthquake that killed almost 68,000 people in China's Sichuan province in May 2008 might have been triggered by the filling of a new dam between the two faults that ruptured during that quake.
Dot Earth — NY Times
In the first decade of the 21st century, daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows across the United States, according to a paper in Geophysical Research Letters. Moreover, the study projects that warm records will increasingly dominate if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
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