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The heavy metal contamination of Lake Junín National Reserve, Peru: An unintended consequence of the juxtaposition of hydroelectricity and mining
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2014 Science Articles
- September: Paul Bierman et al., "Neotectonics and profound landscape disequilibrium in southern Africa, a stable continental region"
GSA TODAY IN THE NEWS
- The June GSA Today science article by P.L. Corcoran et al., "An anthropogenic marker horizon in the future rock record," was first covered by LiveScience on 3 June and detailed in a 4 June Science magazine post. The article gained further media attraction through an 8 June Scientific American podcast and a 9 June story in the New York Times as well as The Weather Channel feature. The Hawaii Tribune Herald also reported on the article, as did NDTV (Press-Trust of India; both on 9 June). A 10 June Fox News video includes an interview with one of the authors and a look at plastiglomerate on Kamilo Beach, Hawaii. CBS News (11 June) and The Dish (12 June) also picked up the story.
- The April/May science article by E.H. Parker Jr., "Crustal magnetism, tectonic inheritance, and continental rifting in the southeastern United States," was covered in a 4 Apr. LiveScience article and picked up & redistributed by Yahoo! News on 7 Apr. LaRed 21 Mundo (Uruguay) also covered the article in an 8 Apr. post. Parker's article was also covered by Discovery News (which was picked up by Fox News) on 22 Apr.
- The February 2014 science article, "Boulders of the Vastitas Borealis Formation: Potential origin and implications for an ancient martian ocean," by L. Moscardelli, is covered in a 15 Feb. Astrobiology Magazine post and a 17 Feb. Daily Galaxy post.
- The January 2014 science article by Kristine L. Pankow et al., "Massive landslide at Utah copper mine generates wealth of geophysical data," has received heavy media coverage, including the following:
• Engineering and Mining Journal
• Daily Herald (Provo, Utah)
• KSTU-Fox13TV, Salt Lake City (video)
• KTVX-abc4TV, Salt Lake City (video)
• KSL-TV5, Salt Lake City (video)
• KUER-FM90.1, Salt Lake City (audio)
• Science NOW
• The Landslide Blog (AGU)
• Deseret News
• Salt Lake Tribune
• United Press International (UPI)
• The Daily Mail online (UK)
• NBC News Chicago
• Australian Mining
• The Associated Press issued a brief article, which was picked up by several news agencies, including the Colorado Springs Gazette, ABC News, the Huffington Post, and Yahoo! News.
- The Nov. 2012 science article D.R. Montgomery, "The evolution of creationism," is discussed in a 13 Dec. Mountain Beltway blog post.
- The Oct. 2012 Groundwork article, "Rebuilding Tohoku: A joint geophysical and economic framework for hazard mitigation," by J. Stein and S. Stein, was covered on 2 Nov. by e! Science News, on 3 Nov. by the "Carbon-Based" blog, and on 16 Nov. in a Brown Daily Herald article.
- The Sept. 2012 science article by G. Girard and J. Stix, "Future volcanism at Yellowstone caldera: Insights from geochemistry of young volcanic units and monitoring of volcanic unrest," was covered by Ars Technica and the Daily Kos on 3 Sept., Forbes and Discovery Channel on 4 Sept., Mother Nature Network on 14 Sept., and National Geographic News, both in Spanish and English, on 20 Sept.
- A 10 Feb. 2012 Science article, "More Than One Way for Invaders to Wreak Havoc," details the Jan. 2012 science article, "Speciation collapse and invasive species dynamics during the Late Devonian 'Mass Extinction'," by Alycia Stigall of Ohio University.
- Richard W. Saltus and Richard J. Blakely’s Dec. 2011 Groundwork article, “Unique geologic insights from ‘non-unique’ gravity and magnetic interpretation,” was covered by JPT Online, the journal of The Society of Petroleum Engineers.
- The Nov. 2011 science article by P.J. Umhoefer, "Why did the Southern Gulf of California rupture so rapidly? — Oblique divergence across hot, weak lithosphere along a tectonically active margin," received coverage in Our Amazing Planet on 16 Nov. and LiveScience on 17 Nov. in an article titled "How Did the Gulf of California Form So Quickly?" A similar article was published online by Yahoo!News on 17 Nov.
- The 3 June Our Amazing Planet article, "New cross-section reveals what's beneath North America," covers the June 2011 science article by P.T.C. Hammer et al., "The big picture: A lithospheric cross section of the North American continent."
- The Apr.–May 2011 science article by P. Kapp et al., "Wind erosion in the Qaidam basin, central Asia: Implications for tectonics, paleoclimate, and the source of the Loess Plateau," generated a good deal of media coverage, including a 29 Mar. LiveScience article, "Surprise Force: Wind Blew Mountains Away"; a 29 Mar. MSNBC Today Tech/Our Amazing Planet article, "How powerful winds blew the mountains away"; and a 30 Mar. U.S. News & World Report article, "Winds can keep mountains from growing."
- The Jan. 2011 science article, "Microbial communities in fluid inclusions and long-term survival in halite," by T.K. Lowenstein et al., was covered in a 6 Jan. article on "Our Amazing Planet" titled 34,000-Year-Old Organisms Found Buried Alive! This research by Lowenstein et al. is also the subject of a 10-page full-color feature in the April 2011 issue of EARTH magazine (p. 36–45).
- The Jan. 2007 science article by D. Montgomery, "Is agriculture undermining civilization’s foundation?," is discussed in a 5 Jan. 2011 article Moutain Beltway blog post, "Dirt, The Erosion of Civilizations, by David Montgomery."
- The Nov. 2010 science article, "Tropical shoreline ice in the late Cambrian: Implications for Earth's climate between the Cambrian Explosion and the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event," by A.C. Runkel et al., inspired a 24 Nov. "Through the Sandglass" blog post, "Sand and ice 1: deep time and the struggles of life."
- The Oct. 2010 science article, "Caldera collapse: Perspectives from comparing Galápagos volcanoes, nuclear-test sinks, sandbox models, and volcanoes on Mars," by Keith Howard, was picked up by Discovery News (7 Oct.) in an article titled "Uncovering the Secrets of the Greatest Holes on Earth."
- The Aug. 2010 science article, "Structural analysis of three extensional detachment faults with data from the 2000 Space-Shuttle Radar Topography Mission," by J.E. Spencer was noted on the Arizona Geology blog with a 29 July 2010 post, "New core complexes found with Shuttle radar."
- The Lusi mud volcano, Indonesia, continues to be in the news, with research led by Richard Davies, who was lead author on the Feb. 2007 science article, "Birth of a mud volcano: East Java, 29 May 2006." Davies is interviewed in this 12 July 2010 Al Jazeera video (opens to 3:31 min. video on YouTube).
- The Feb. 2008 science article, "Are we now living in the Anthropocene?," by J. Zalasiewicz et al., remains in the news. The most recent article (17 May 2010) appears on Yale's Environment 360 Web page: "The Anthropocene debate: Marking humanity's impact." Other mentions include the 31 March 2010 Clastic Detritus blog "What do you think of the Anthopocene?" and a 29 March 2010 Terra Daily article, "Welcome to the Anthropocene." — Oh, and there's also one in Czech!
- The Aug. 2009 science article, "The Klondike goldfields and Pleistocene environments of Beringia," by D.G. Froese et al., is noted in 25 Jan. 2010 Calgary Herald article, "B.C. mine exec reaches out to scientists."
- The Nov. 2009 science article, "Geobiology: Evidence for early life on Earth and the search for life on other planets," by S.L. Cady and N. Noffke, along with Noffke's research presented at the 2009 GSA Annual Meeting, received coverage on Space.com (17 Dec.).
- The Oct. 2009 science article, "Did natural reactors form as a consequence of the emergence of oxygenic photosynthesis during the Archean?," makes headlines on MSNBC.com (14 Oct.), DiscoveryNews (14 Oct.), and NewsGuide.us (29 Oct.).
- The Aug. 2009 science article, "The Klondike goldfields and Pleistocene environments of Beringia," was detailed on PhysOrg.com (29 Oct.).<
- The Aug. 2009 Groundwork article, "Mineral resource geology in academia: An impending crisis?," is commnted on by About.com:Geology's Andrew Alden in his blog, "Toward Mineral Sustainability" (27 July).
- The June 2009 science article, "Back to the future: Greenland's contribution to sea-level change," is noted in the Discovery.com article, "The 800-pound Gorilla" (25 June).
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