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Another gorgeous drone video from the flood-carved Scablands of eastern Washington. This time, get a close look at the layered flood sediments that testify to just how many catastrophic floods rolled through the region.
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Nicely done! And I've wondered about the interflood years and how soon plant and animal life returned to the regions affected by the floods. If there were dozens of years between flood events, then the region must of had a fairly lush and varied biology. 

And it's a pity that there few, if any, stories or evidence of the human migration that had to come through the region during the final few major floods. Seeing a Missoula megaflood event would of been terrifying to witness, even from a safe distance. 
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This just in: we share the atmosphere.
Imported ozone offsets big chunk of our pollution reduction measures.
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This week in "Gee whiz..."
Current weakening of magnetic field just looks like repeat of 1300s.
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A 50 percent boost in rice, with methane dropping by 90 percent.
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Three teams take home cash for their pH sensors.
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A fantastic, short video on tree ring drought research in Cali!
You can tell how old a tree is by counting its rings, but those rings have a lot more to say. And if you live in California, which is in the midst of a four-year drought, you may want to listen. Da…
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Because it's fun, a quick look at an awesome sandbox study.
I haven't done this very often, but I couldn't resist a short post on a recent study that connects with the title of this blog. In many areas where water slices into the surface as it searches for ...
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Resonance took down taller buildings; risk of another big one remains next door.
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A harmless virus engineered to carry a key Ebola gene creates effective immunity.
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I bet this is one that anti-vaxxers will want.
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The latest  keeping tabs on how much methane leaks to the atmosphere from fracking activities.
Researchers converged on Dallas-Fort Worth to track fugitive methane.
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Even after a 220,000-year break, the caldera can get rolling in just a few years.
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science writer, community college educator, hydrogeologist
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  • Ars Technica
    Freelance Science Contributor, 2011 - present
  • Madison Area Technical College
    Earth Science Instructor, 2010 - 2013
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources
    Hydrogeologist, 2011 - 2013
  • Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
    Hydrogeologist, 2011 - 2013
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slightly differentiated from the legion as Scott K. Johnson
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Hydrogeology, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Geology, Environmental Studies, 2004 - 2008