Saturday, January 01, 2011

Blog posts I didn't get done in 2010



It's clean-up day around here at Arizona Geology. Defunct blogs in my blogroll have been removed and a few new ones added.

But the past 6 months have been too busy to keep up, so my level of blogging is down from the past two years. Typically, I'll get messages or run across an item during the day that I set aside to blog about later. I never got back to a lot of things. So, here is a sampling of some of the things that got my attention in the second half of 2010 that I never got back to writing about, along with links to what may have triggered them:

Is science becoming more partisan?
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/12/a-democratic-society-needs.html
http://www.slate.com/id/2277104/

White Vulcan pumice mine closes - too few stone-washed jeans
http://azdailysun.com/news/local/article_ff82969a-002e-11e0-b45c-001cc4c03286.html

Water news
http://www.waterworld.com/WaterWorld/en-us/index/display/article-display.articles.waterworld.drinking-water.water-resources.2010.12.Clean-Water-America-
Alliance-welcomes-Grumbles.html


http://www.yumasun.com/news/water-65831-reservoir-river.html


Lake Powell water will raise Lake Mead by 7 ft
http://www.lvrj.com/news/decade-of-drought-leaves-two-lakes-powell-and-mead-in-same-boat-110958814.html

Outcropedia - great idea but not ready for rollout
The geoblogosphere is talking about the new online Outcropedia.org site. It describes itself as "an online public database initiated by a group of structural geologists dedicated to fieldwork. Outcropedia is sponsored by Tectask, which is the Commission on Tectonics and Structural Geology of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The aim of Outcropedia is to make a central, online public database of the most important and magnificent geological outcrops in the World. http://www.outcropedia.org/
Public hearings on Denison uranium mine proposal
http://www.azdeq.gov/download/calendar/111710fqa.pdf

Libertie, fraternitie, interoperability!
Wrap up workshop for the OneGeology - Europe data integration project

The end of cheap power to supply cheap water?
http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2010/world/power-plant-that-moves-torrent-of-water-uphill-considers-closing/
Why is foreign investment bad for Arizona?
http://azstarnet.com/business/local/article_e7581530-ceb0-5009-a98d-81f53d43f240.html

http://www.abengoasolar.com/corp/web/en/about_us/general/news/archive/2010/solar_20100703.html


Dust in the wind
Response of Colorado River runoff to dust radiative forcing in snow
10.1073/pnas.0913139107 PNAS October 5, 2010 vol. 107 no. 40 17125-17130
http://www.pnas.org/content/107/40/17125.abstract

Dust speeding up snow melt for Colorado River flow
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2598&from=rss_home

U.S. EPA determines Phoenix dust storms not solely responsible for poor air quality
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/9E8E546E7AD9D3BF8525772E007AC3CB

Valley sand and gravel plants warned by EPA
http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2010/08/06/20100806arizona-gravel-plant-epa-crackdown.html#ixzz0vys57qcN

Senators fight against potential EPA dust regulation
http://stevescomments.wordpress.com/2010/08/03/senators-fight-against-potential-epa-dust-regulation/

EPA Failed to Adequately Consider ADEQ’s Scientific Research in Aftermath of Dust-Storm Air-Quality Exceedances
http://www.azdeq.gov/function/news/2010/download/070610.pdf

What's ahead for Rosemont
http://www.willcoxrangenews.com/articles/2010/09/15/news/news21.txt

China's appetite for energy and minerals
http://www.mineweb.co.za/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page72068?oid=108935&sn=Detail&pid=102055

Mine tailings
UA finds tailings have troubling tiny particles
Dust can lodge deeper in lungs, cause breathing woes, researchers say
http://azstarnet.com/news/science/environment/article_3c5209e6-0e94-513e-8488-22867993fad8.html

Curfuffle over Rosemont mine
http://www.bensonnews-sun.com/articles/2010/06/09/news/news01.txt
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/mailbag/Content?oid=2021731
Curfuffle: the state of being disordered or ruffled; agitation; perturbation

Mining news du jour
http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news/articles/2010/06/08/20100608mineclosed06082010.html
EPA SO2 requirements will affect copper smelters, power plants
http://www.willcoxrangenews.com/articles/2010/06/09/news/news22.txt

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