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Bob Libra
Worked at Iowa Geological Survey
Attended Indiana University
Lives in Iowa City, IA
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Fun from the corn fields, as the hordes of news peeps begin their four year return. We don't know what drives this biological cycle. Locusts, at least, have the manners to wait 17 years before they swarm back ;)
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Having been in Texas when the flash floods swept through the Hill Country last weekend, I was reminded of a field trip from a couple of years ago. This is the gorge cut by a flash flood just a ways south of where the recent action happened,  one that topped the overflow spillway at Canyon Lak in 2002. 70K cfs has lots of Mojo ~
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A different looking forest for a north woods boy. In the preserve above the springs in San Marcos TX. Cretaceous limestone right underfoot, and just a hundred feet below millions of gallons of groundwater are easing there way to the springs.
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Heading down to Austin for a week, and packing to some old-as-the-hills Hill Country music.
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Wringing water from the fog in the Atacama Desert.
Journalists Fellipe Abreu and Luiz Felipe Silva report from the Atacama desert in Chile on attempts to use netting to channel humidity from cloud banks.
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Map fans might find this medicinal ~ 
This map of medicinal plants depicts one or two important species that grew in each state in 1932, identifying the plant as native or cultivated, and describing its medical uses. A few species of seaweed float in the map's Atlantic Ocean, and the border identifies important medicinal plants from around...
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Top of the Rock golf course seems aptly named. I may have to drive south; this is my only chance to get a hole-in-one!
Representative says Department of Natural Resources is evaluating the situation.
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+Harold Asmis lol but I hope you wouldn't really.  I'll be sure I steer clear of any golf courses you build. lol.
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Flash flooding in Austin. This is near downtown, the capital, and the UT campus. You can usually walk across this creek on the rocks. The second picture is about 90 minutes after the first. The stage had dropped about 8 feet. And it had gone up that fast. Too much High Hill Country Rain ~ 
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A great story that should be widely known.
Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female graduate and faculty member, opened the door for women in science, and founded ecology and home economics along the way.
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Making water (and craft beer!) from fog in the Atacama Desert.
Journalists Fellipe Abreu and Luiz Felipe Silva report from the Atacama desert in Chile on attempts to use netting to channel humidity from cloud banks.
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+Bob Libra, in light of their stated ambition in the last sentence,they should probably think about doing a study now, rather than later.
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Friday Night music - The Tokens 1961 version reached #1 on the US charts. Here is Miriam Makeba's version of the old African folk song it came from. Sleep well Lions, and sleep well Miriam ~
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A cool old map of natural medicinals 80 years ago. I wonder how many worked and how many are Roundup resistant ~ 
This map of medicinal plants depicts one or two important species that grew in each state in 1932, identifying the plant as native or cultivated, and describing its medical uses. A few species of seaweed float in the map's Atlantic Ocean, and the border identifies important medicinal plants from around...
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Mixing Rocks and Water
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  • Iowa Geological Survey
    State Geologist of Iowa
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Iowa City, IA
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Sandstone, MN - Superior, WI - Minneapolis, MN - Willmar, MN - Grand Forks, ND - Bloomington, IN - Laramie, WY
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Looking for Crimes at the Scene of the Clue. Most peeps have that backwards.

During the day I coordinate the earth, water and mapping science of the Iowa Geological and Water Survey. During the night I explore and conjure as I please.
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Bragging is for other people to do about you. However, I can play a mean version of the drum solo from In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida on my face.
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  • Indiana University
    Geology
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