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Koshe Disaster: What Causes Garbage Landslides?

The tragedy isn't the first of its kind, according to a piece on the disaster in the American Geophysical Union's Landslide Blog, but it is the deadliest such incident in years. "Garbage landslides are particularly horrible events,"Show More Summary

Increase in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities

(American Geophysical Union) Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to a new study.

AGU's newest open access journal GeoHealth publishes first articles

(American Geophysical Union) The American Geophysical Union (AGU) and Wiley today announced that GeoHealth, AGU's newest open access journal, has published its first set of articles.

Air pollution may have masked mid-20th Century sea ice loss

(American Geophysical Union) Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth in the mid-20th Century.

Anne Meltzer of Lehigh University named Fellow of American Geophysical Union

(Lehigh University) Anne S. Meltzer, a seismologist who studies the structure and evolution of Earth's crust and upper mantle, joined a select group of earth scientists recently when she received the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) 2016 Ambassador Award and was made a Fellow of the AGU. Show More Summary

This Week from AGU: Greenland Ice Sheet melting can cool subtropics and alter climate

(American Geophysical Union) This Week from AGU: Greenland Ice Sheet melting can cool subtropics and alter climate.

New research shows Ceres may have vanishing ice volcanoes

(American Geophysical Union) A recently discovered solitary ice volcano on the dwarf planet Ceres may have some hidden older siblings, say scientists who have tested a likely way such mountains of icy rock -- called cryovolcanoes -- might disappear over millions of years.

This Week from AGU: Coal mine dust lowers spectral reflectance of Arctic snow

(American Geophysical Union) This Week from AGU: Coal mine dust lowers spectral reflectance of Arctic snow.

AGU sends letter to federal agencies urging protection of scientific integrity

(American Geophysical Union) The American Geophysical Union (AGU) wrote to federal agency heads on Jan. 26, expressing concern over recent reports about violations of scientific integrity and interference with public access to and communication of scientific information.

New study highlights need to increase female peer reviewers

(American Geophysical Union) Publishers of scholarly journals should take additional steps to get more women to serve as peer reviewers of manuscripts, according to a new analysis by the American Geophysical Union showing women across all age groups have fewer opportunities than men to participate in this career-building activity.

This Week from AGU: The shifting landscape of science

(American Geophysical Union) This Week from AGU: The shifting landscape of science.

Extreme space weather-induced blackouts could cost US more than $40 billion daily

(American Geophysical Union) The daily US economic cost from solar storm-induced electricity blackouts could be in the tens of billions of dollars, with more than half the loss from indirect costs outside the blackout zone, according to a new study.

This week from AGU: People aren't the only beneficiaries of power plant carbon standards

(American Geophysical Union) People aren't the only beneficiaries of power plant carbon standards.

This week from AGU: Random temperature fluctuations may have made Earth habitable

(American Geophysical Union) This Week from AGU: Random temperature fluctuations may have made Earth habitable.

CA Gov Jerry Brown Talks Trump

This one is long but the next video is a Christmas song so take some time for it. From the American Geophysical Union via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

NASA scientist: Earth is overdue a dinosaur-killing asteroid strike, and we're woefully unprepared

A NASA scientist has warned that if a gigantic asteroid heads towards our planet, there's pretty much nothing we can do about it. At the annual meeting of American Geophysical Union last week, the Guardian reports that Dr Joseph Nuth, a researcher with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said that Earth is woefully unprepared for an asteroid strike. Show More Summary

Salty oceans can forecast rain on land

At this week's American Geophysical Union meeting, a team of researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) presented their latest research findings on the long-range predictions of rainfall on land. Their method is based on ocean salinity rather than sea surface temperatures, which has been the standard for decades.

Video: CA Gov. Jerry Brown's Powerful Speech to the American Geophysical Union

YouTube This speech by California Governor Jerry Brown is simply incredible, and I mean that in the best way. Brown makes a passionate case for continued action on climate change, in a major push-back against the dismaying election of a virulent climate change denier, Donald Trump. Show More Summary

Some corals and scallops appear resistant to ocean acidification, study finds

Some coral and mollusk species are adjusting to acidifying ocean waters better than previously thought, according to new research. In a study presented at the 2016 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, researchers showed that warming...Show More Summary

Supercomputer simulations confirm observations of 2015 India/Pakistan heat waves

A paper published this week during the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in San Francisco points to new evidence of human influence on extreme weather events.

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