Media Coverage Highlights
2008 Joint Annual Meeting
Houston, Texas USA • 5-9 October 2008
Dozens of 2008 Annual Meeting presentations received press coverage. Topics reported include planetary geoscience, hydrogeology, climate change, environmental geology, geomorphology, paleontology, geoarchaeology, geochemistry, and Quaternary geology.
Selected print media coverage:
- Paleo-seismic activity from the New Madrid Seismic Zone recorded in stalagmites (Hackley, Illinois State Geological Survey)
- Lunar Dust (Taylor, University of Tennessee)
- Louisiana coast wetlands restoration (Young, Western Carolina University)
- Pterodrones (Chatterjee, Texas Tech University)
US News and World Report
- World’s largest tsunami debris found on Tonga (Hornbach, University of Texas)
- Top soil erosion crisis (Montgomery, University of Washington)
- Mothballed ships as mobile desalinization plants (Kreamer, University of Nevada)
- Oldest fossil tracks of legged animal found (Babcock, Ohio State University)
- Chernobyl fallout (Matisoff, Case Western Reserve University)
In addition, the Houston NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV 2, and ABC affiliate, KTRK-TV 13, filmed onsite on topics relating to the late-breaking Hurricane Ike session presented by the U.S. Geological Survey.