The Supreme Court and Radical Environmental Deregulation

The Supreme Court and Radical Environmental Deregulation One of the first professional jobs I ever had was working at the US Environmental Protection Agency, and it was a great job in a terrific organization. I continued working as a consultant for the US EPA throughout the 1980s and 1990s, but I left the agency as … Read more

Reactivating Nuclear Power Plant Near Volcano a Bad Idea, Geologists Say

Plans to reactivate a nuclear power plant near the capital city of the Philippines have been criticized by scientists over its proximity to a potentially active volcano. The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) is located in the foothills of Mount Natib, only five miles from the caldera, and was built in the 1980s. It was … Read more

What’s Causing the Devastating Floods in China, India, and Bangladesh?

What’s Causing the Devastating Floods in China, India, and Bangladesh? #China: Location in Yingde, Qingyuan County, #Guangdong Province at 8:00 am on June 22. Flooded up to the second floor, 10 meters above the normal water level.# 洪水 #chinaflood #floodinchina pic.twitter.com/aRMpzjCqPR – Siraj Noorani (@sirajnoorani) June 22, 2022 In central and southern China, tens of … Read more

Jurassic-era fossil wood holds pride of place at this Telangana college

Withstanding the vagaries of time for several millennia, a 175 million-year-old fossil wood stands at a corner in the Osmania University College of Science, Saifabad, helping students in honing their skills and gaining expertise in the subject of geology. Surprisingly, very few know about this fossil wood belonging to the Jurassic Sediments of Pranahita Godavari … Read more

Dr. David Applegate’s nomination to be the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) moves to the Senate floor – Speaking of Geoscience

By Morgan Disbrow-Monz, GSA Science Policy Fellow Dr. David Applegate On 14 June 2022, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced by voice vote Dr. David Applegate’s nomination to be the director of the US Geological Survey (USGS) to the Senate floor. The vote comes just over a month after the committee held … Read more

The human side to research brought to life by scientific artist Kelly Stanford

Scientific artist Kelly Stanford has sure come a long way since we last spoke to her in 2019. The Manchester, UK-based science communicator is a Physical Geography PhD candidate from the University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute and winner of EGU’s Artist (not) in Residence in 2021. This year, at the Union’s General Assembly … Read more

New paper: Early Neoproterozoic stromatolites from south Liaoning Province, China

I’m pleased to announce the online publication of a new paper from a Chinese-American geological team (Zhang et al., 2022). I’m the sole American! My role was minor, being mostly useful for literature review and writing. The senior author is my friend Yong-Li Zhang from Northeastern University, Shenyang. He was my host on my adventurous … Read more

Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts

Integrating Climate Change, Decarbonization, and Just Transition Considerations Into Extractive Industry Contracts by Martin Dietrich Brauch and Perrine Toledano |June 24, 2022 Photo by Tom Fisk on Pexels The relevance of climate change to the mining, oil, and gas sectors reaches well beyond the physical risks and impacts of climate change on business operations and … Read more