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New GeoPoll: What should we do with radioactive waste? Plus some explanation of the options available. What is your opinion??
I don't think it is any secret that the world is facing an imminent energy crisis. We are trying to generate more power than ever before, but at the same time, we now realize we have to do it in a sustainable way that does not harm the environment or exacerbate any existing issues such as ...
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Yes they are arguing that the stagnant rock water is a sign of stability, but they are splashing in a giant elephant.
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A few Italian geochemists were nearly incarcerated just because their results were unpopular!
On rare occasions I hear about a story that must be told. This story is one of those and I feel that it deserves attention from the broader geoscience community. We have all heard of the L'Aquila verdict against the Italian seismologists who failed to predict the devastating earthquake in 2009.
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Yes, this happened in Italy, but it could here in easily occur here in Ontario. Maybe not with seismic. A Walkerton repeat though.... 
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I guest starred on a kids TV show about geology. Check it out!
About a year ago I was asked to appear as a guest on a kids television show about rocks and minerals called Finding Stuff Out. I was asked to come an talk about rocks, minerals, geology in general and how I got interested in geology. The show is for 8-10 year olds and it is truly fantastic!
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The 3rd GeoPoll. We all come at geology from different backgrounds and different interests. What got you interesting in geology in the first place?
After a bit of an opinion hiatus I am back with the third geopoll. Every day I go to work at a university department filled with geologists. All of us are tackling different questions, but in the beginning we all started at the same place. Namely, not knowing anything about geoscience.
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Questions like these should be much more common. Thank you for posing it. It would be awesome to have more people like you to prod the younger generation toward finding their passion. I would say good for you but I think it should be you good for us :0)
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Ever wondered if Ithaca really existed or if Homer was just making it up? The answer is here!
This post unifies two of my absolutely favourite topics: geology and classical Greek history. I have always had a soft spot for the classics. In fact, when I started my undergrad I was planning on doing a double major of geology and classics. I decided to focus on geology, but I have not lost my ...
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New GeoPoll: What should we do with radioactive waste? Plus some explanation of the options available. What is your opinion??
I don't think it is any secret that the world is facing an imminent energy crisis. We are trying to generate more power than ever before, but at the same time, we now realize we have to do it in a sustainable way that does not harm the environment or exacerbate any existing issues such as ...
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A few Italian geochemists were nearly incarcerated just because their results were unpopular!
On rare occasions I hear about a story that must be told. This story is one of those and I feel that it deserves attention from the broader geoscience community. We have all heard of the L'Aquila verdict against the Italian seismologists who failed to predict the devastating earthquake in 2009.
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I'm on TVO. Here is a short post about my experience as a guest on a kid's TV show about geology!
About a year ago I was asked to appear as a guest on a kids television show about rocks and minerals called Finding Stuff Out. I was asked to come an talk about rocks, minerals, geology in general and how I got interested in geology. The show is for 8-10 year olds and it is truly fantastic!
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Haha. Fair point. Hopefully they get up and go rockhounding after seeing this!
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The 3rd GeoPoll. We all come at geology from different backgrounds and different interests. What got you interesting in geology in the first place?
After a bit of an opinion hiatus I am back with the third geopoll. Every day I go to work at a university department filled with geologists. All of us are tackling different questions, but in the beginning we all started at the same place. Namely, not knowing anything about geoscience.
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Ever wondered if Ithaca really existed or if Homer was just making it up? The answer is here!
This post unifies two of my absolutely favourite topics: geology and classical Greek history. I have always had a soft spot for the classics. In fact, when I started my undergrad I was planning on doing a double major of geology and classics. I decided to focus on geology, but I have not lost my ...
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John Jamieson has written an amazing guest post on my blog about finding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and how we can use seafloor mapping to overcome the challenge. He also does a great job explaining how big a challenge this really is, which is something I had never fully understood...until now.
On March 8th, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Evidence from satellite tracking suggests that the aircraft may have crashed into the Indian Ocean several 1000 kms west of Australia and this is where the search is now focused.
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    Geochemistry, 2009 - present
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Lake Huron Sinkholes
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This past week I had the opportunity to explore an incredibly alien microbial setting right in the Midwest. On the Michigan coast of Lake Hu

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In an attempt to get a bit more web-friendly, Statistics Canada entered the world of blogging on Thursday. Their official introduction to th

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The Accretionary Wedge 45 - Geological Pilgrimage
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Sometimes I attempt to use ArcMap 10 to do some mapping. Right now I am trying to make maps of my field area for use later this summer. I am

Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste: U.S., Russian researchers col...
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Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers in the United States and

Leguellec earns Canada's 1st men's World Cup biathlon victory
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Canadian Jean-Philippe Leguellec made history on Saturday in Sweden as he won the gold medal at the opening World Cup biathlon event of the

Louisville Fossils and Beyond: Phanocrinus parvaramus Crinoid Calyx Fossil
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Phanocrinus parvaramus crinoid calyx fossil found in southern Indiana. This creature lived in the Mississippian Period. Indiana, USA source

You own your brain - Journal - Agile*
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