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?
White Vulcan pumice mine closes - too few stone-washed jeans
Lake Powell water will raise Lake Mead by 7 ft
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
Libertie, fraternitie, interoperability!
Wrap up workshop for the OneGeology - Europe data integration project
The end of cheap power to supply cheap water?
Why is foreign investment bad for Arizona?
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
Dust speeding up snow melt for Colorado River flow
U.S. EPA determines Phoenix dust storms not solely responsible for poor air quality
Valley sand and gravel plants warned by EPA
Senators fight against potential EPA dust regulation
EPA Failed to Adequately Consider ADEQ’s Scientific Research in Aftermath of Dust-Storm Air-Quality Exceedances
What's ahead for Rosemont
China's appetite for energy and minerals
UA finds tailings have troubling tiny particles
Dust can lodge deeper in lungs, cause breathing woes, researchers say
Curfuffle over Rosemont mine
Curfuffle: the state of being disordered or ruffled; agitation; perturbation
Mining news du jour
EPA SO2 requirements will affect copper smelters, power plants
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