AGU News http://www.agu.org/ AGU Newsfeeds Science & Medicine Natural Sciences en Copyright 2010 webmaster@agu.org (webmaster) webmaster@agu.org Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:39:01 GMT Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:39:01 GMT RSS DreamFeeder v 2.5.2 AGU announces 2012 journalism awards Freelance journalist Stephen S. Hall has won the 2012 Walter Sullivan award of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). A team at The Washington Post, including two staff writers, Brian Vastag and Steven Mufson, and the Post's Graphics Staff, have won AGU's 2012 David Perlman award. Freelance journalist Stephen S. Hall has won the 2012 Walter Sullivan award of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). A team at The Washington Post, including two staff writers, Brian Vastag and Steven Mufson, and the Post's Graphics Staff, have won AGU's 2012 David Perlman award. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-33.shtml Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:36:01 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1342553790029:18278398477061252:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Elephant seals help uncover slower-than-expected Antarctic melting Don’t let the hobbling, wobbling, and blubber fool you into thinking elephant seals are merely sluggish sun bathers. In fact, scientists are benefiting from these seals’ surprisingly lengthy migrations to determine critical information about Antarctic melting and future sea level rise. Don’t let the hobbling, wobbling, and blubber fool you into thinking elephant seals are merely sluggish sun bathers. In fact, scientists are benefiting from these seals’ surprisingly lengthy migrations to determine critical information about Antarctic melting and future sea level rise. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-31.shtml Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:39:41 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1340296799662:4528297033584968:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Potential Iceland eruption could pump acid into European airspace A modern recurrence of an extraordinary type of volcanic eruption in Iceland could inject large quantities of hazardous gases into North Atlantic and European flight corridors, potentially for months at a time, a new study suggests. A modern recurrence of an extraordinary type of volcanic eruption in Iceland could inject large quantities of hazardous gases into North Atlantic and European flight corridors, potentially for months at a time, a new study suggests. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-29.shtml Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:56:46 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1339451835593:9701567594558016:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Unique microbes found in extreme environment Researchers who were looking for organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth have found a hardy few. Researchers who were looking for organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth have found a hardy few. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-27.shtml Fri, 08 Jun 2012 17:34:33 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1339176891279:7601875646092986:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Presidential Citations for Science and Society announced by the American Geophysical Union http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-23.shtml Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:02:57 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1335801806774:33880981219217544:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Call for nominations: AGU 2012 Natural Hazards Focus Group Gilbert F. White Lecture Established in 2011, the AGU Natural Hazards Focus Group Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award is named in honor of Gilbert F. White, who had contributed greatly to natural hazards research. The Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award is given annually to an individual “for original contributions to the basic knowledge of natural hazards and/or disaster risks”. The lecture will be presented by the awardee at the AGU Fall Meeting of the year of the award. Established in 2011, the AGU Natural Hazards Focus Group Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award is named in honor of Gilbert F. White, who had contributed greatly to natural hazards research. The Gilbert F. White Distinguished Lecture Award is given annually to an individual “for original contributions to the basic knowledge of natural hazards and/or disaster risks”. The lecture will be presented by the awardee at the AGU Fall Meeting of the year of the award. http://www.agu.org/focus_group/NH/awards/gfwhite.html Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:38:06 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1333489122821:19121444325039484:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Small clique of nations found to dominate global trading web of food, water http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-17.shtml Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:08:37 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1332439736294:5781510027544626:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Venice hasn't stopped sinking after all http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-16.shtml Wed, 21 Mar 2012 14:24:58 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1332339937181:7:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Sea ice decline driving changes in arctic air pollutants Drastic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decade may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, resulting in ground-level ozone depletion and the deposit of toxic mercury in the Arctic, according to a new NASA-led study. Drastic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decade may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, resulting in ground-level ozone depletion and the deposit of toxic mercury in the Arctic, according to a new NASA-led study. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-13.shtml Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:03:03 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1330625014597:9269277568682900:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Oil sands pollution comparable to a large power plant It takes a lot of energy to extract heavy, viscous and valuable bitumen from Canada’s oil sands and refine it into gasoline and oil. It takes a lot of energy to extract heavy, viscous and valuable bitumen from Canada’s oil sands and refine it into gasoline and oil. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-12.shtml Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:03:02 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1329930200553:8812983124208209:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss AGU Encourages Integrity in all Aspects of Climate Change Discourse Scholarly Society Rejects Deception Regarding Heartland Institute Documents Scholarly Society Rejects Deception Regarding Heartland Institute Documents http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-11.shtml Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:10:54 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1329865881744:6784851958510448:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Mars rocks indicate relatively recent quakes, volcanism, on Red Planet Images of a martian landscape offer evidence that the Red Planet’s surface not only can shake like the surface of Earth, but has done so relatively recently. Images of a martian landscape offer evidence that the Red Planet’s surface not only can shake like the surface of Earth, but has done so relatively recently. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-09.shtml Mon, 20 Feb 2012 20:55:59 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1329771377006:456:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss New Effort to Support Two-Year College STEM Programs Announced Two-year colleges play a vitally important role in the higher education system in the U.S., but when it comes to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), many students from these institutions do not finish their degrees or succeed in transferring to completing programs at four-year colleges. Two-year colleges play a vitally important role in the higher education system in the U.S., but when it comes to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), many students from these institutions do not finish their degrees or succeed in transferring to completing programs at four-year colleges. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-08.shtml Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:24:08 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1329413067370:6074745547360793:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Entries for 2012 AGU journalism awards accepted until March 16 Journalists are invited to submit nominations for the American Geophysical Union’s 2012 journalism awards, honoring outstanding reporting on Earth and space sciences. Journalists are invited to submit nominations for the American Geophysical Union’s 2012 journalism awards, honoring outstanding reporting on Earth and space sciences. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-07.shtml Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:21:12 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1329412937581:3882748869558339:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Unusual volcanic episode rapidly triggered Little Ice Age, researchers find http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-05.shtml Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:39:18 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1327945176055:16239562301753308:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss The American Geophysical Union commends President Obama's continued commitment to utilizing strategic investments in science to support a healthy economy http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-03.shtml Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:38:32 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1327945176056:0:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Elusive matter found to be abundant far above Earth http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-02.shtml Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:38:03 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1327945176057:814715525499566:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss White House Issues Ocean Plan and Proposes to Move NOAA http://www.agu.org/pubs/pdf/2012EO040003-op.pdf Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:37:43 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1327945176057:6314923885382154:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Waiting for Death Valley's Big Bang: A Volcanic Explosion Crater May Have Future Potential In California’s Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, was created far more recently than previously thought—and conditions for a sequel may exist today. In California’s Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, was created far more recently than previously thought—and conditions for a sequel may exist today. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2012/2012-01.shtml Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:30:27 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1327343469017:559042457090479:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss AGU 2011 Fall Meeting Media Advisory 2 Abstracts and Sessions Now Online; Book Hotels by 1 November; NCSWA Holiday Dinner, Save the Date! Abstracts and Sessions Now Online; Book Hotels by 1 November; NCSWA Holiday Dinner, Save the Date! http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2011/2011-33.shtml Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:20:05 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1317910842914:4266224079246894:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Senator Jeff Bingaman Honored with USGS Coalition Leadership Award Honored for his extraordinary public service, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) has received the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coalition’s Leadership Award. Honored for his extraordinary public service, Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) has received the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coalition’s Leadership Award. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2011/2011-32.shtml Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:56:00 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1317142596001:8202291007568071:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Spotlight on Two Year Colleges:Geo2YC Becomes First NAGT Division Geo2YC, a group of National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) members interested in two-year college (2YC) education, became the first special interest division of the Association on July 23. Geo2YC, a group of National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) members interested in two-year college (2YC) education, became the first special interest division of the Association on July 23. http://www.agu.org/education/geo2yc.shtml Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:59:48 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1316455221912:2922384624534513:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Deforestation reduces rainfall in West African forests Cutting down forests to create cropland in the West African rainforest reduces precipitation over the rest of the forest, according to new research. Cutting down forests to create cropland in the West African rainforest reduces precipitation over the rest of the forest, according to new research. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2011/2011-31.shtml Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:32:46 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1316439202526:6049914950330118:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss Last two winters' warm extremes more severe than their cold snaps During the last two winters, some regions of the northern hemisphere experienced extreme cold not seen in recent decades. During the last two winters, some regions of the northern hemisphere experienced extreme cold not seen in recent decades. http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2011/2011-30.shtml Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:21:35 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1314908528906:908222536971049:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss AGU Fall Meeting: News Media Registration Opens; Book Hotels Now http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2011/2011-29.shtml Thu, 18 Aug 2011 15:44:40 GMT data:text/plain,manual:1313682310519:48246109387196650:http://www.agu.org/rss/agu_news.rss