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2010 News Releases

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2010 News Releases

EARTH: Trade Imbalance, America Exports Emissions to China
America has made great strides in recent years to reduce carbon emissions by increasing efficiency and turning to other, low or non-carbon energy sources. Meanwhile, carbon emissions in China have grown dramatically during that same time. EARTH looks at this disparity and asks the difficult questions about who is to blame when the coal China is burning is imported from "cleaner" countries and the emissions are produced to manufacture goods exported back to places with lower emissions.

Posted 12/10/2010

AGI Announces New Year Publications Sale
To celebrate the new year, the American Geological Institute (AGI) is offering deep discounts of up to 75% off on some of its most popular book titles for purchases made by January 31st, 2011.

Posted 12/08/2010

One Man's Planet Book Signing Event at AGU Fall Meeting and Exposition
Author Stephen M. Testa will hold a book signing for "One Man's Planet: Earth in Today's Political Culture," published by the American Geological Institute (AGI) at the 2010 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California.

Posted 12/07/2010

EARTH: Greening the Friendly Skies
In light of global concerns about emissions and climate change, the aviation industry is cleaning up its act. The industry is reducing emissions, decreasing fuel use, increasing efficiency and developing new technologies to alter its environmental impacts. The November issue of EARTH magazine focuses on the changes to learn how the aviation industry is using synthetic fuels and engineering, and even altering common flight plans to keep up with changing protocols and dwindling resources.

Posted 10/28/2010

AGI Releases Glossary of Geology App for the iPhone and iPad
The American Geological Institute's (AGI) Glossary of Geology, 5th Edition is now available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad in Apple's App Store. The Glossary of Geology app brings all 40,000 authoritative definitions of the vocabulary of the geosciences to an easy-to use, searchable, fast, and portable format.

Posted 10/22/2010

AGI Announces G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs as its 2011 President
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Mr. G. Warfield "Skip" Hobbs as its new President. He will be inducted at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Posted 10/21/2010

AGI Announces New 2011 Executive Committee Members
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes three new Executive Committee members: Wayne D. Pennington, President-Elect; Berry H. (Nick) Tew, Jr., Secretary; and David W. Bieber, Member-at-Large.

Posted 10/19/2010

One Man's Planet Book Signing Event at GSA Annual Meeting and Convention
Author Steven M. Testa will hold a book signing for "One Man's Planet: Earth in Today's Political Culture," published by the American Geological Institute (AGI) at the 2010 Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Posted 10/15/2010

EARTH Now Offers Digital Subscriptions
The American Geological Institute is pleased to announce that EARTH magazine, the magazine that explores the science behind the headlines, is now available for PC, Mac and the iPad through Zinio. Starting with the November 2010 issue, both year-long subscriptions and single copies of the online magazine can be purchased at a savings over the print edition.

Posted 10/14/2010

Dr. William R. Muehlberger to Receive Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Dr. William R. Muehlberger, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences of the University of Texas at Austin, as the recipient of the 2010 Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal. Established in 1999, the award is presented to a geoscientist who has demonstrated a long history of scientific achievement and exceptional service to the geoscience profession.

Posted 10/13/2010

AGI Accepting Applications for 2011 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching
Does someone you know teach earth science to students between kindergarten and eighth grade? Do they excel in their teaching through leadership and innovation, bringing new ideas and approaches to teaching about our planet? If so, they may be eligible for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher nationwide for their leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Posted 10/12/2010

Vicki J. Cowart to Receive 2010 Ian Campbell Medal
Vicki J. Cowart has been named the 29th recipient of the Medal in honor of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences. Cowart will be presented this prestigious award at the Geological Society of America Presidential Address Ceremony in Denver, Colorado on October 30, 2010.

Posted 10/07/2010

AGI Launches EarthNotes
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to offer a new service, EarthNotes, information briefs that provide engaging and timely information about earth science issues.

Posted 10/05/2010

First National Fossil Day to be Held During Earth Science Week 2010
Alexandria, VA - The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the National Park Service (NPS) are collaborating to hold the first annual National Fossil Day - October 13, 2010 - during Earth Science Week (October 10-16).

Posted 10/01/2010

AGI to Offer New Membership Category: International Associates
The American Geological Institute is pleased to announce a new membership category, International Associate.

Posted 09/30/2010

EARTH: Fixing Pakistan?s Water Woes
Pakistan is facing tremendous water issues. This summer?s flooding has left millions of people without homes and without access to clean drinking water. But water issues ? both quantity and quality ? are not new to this strategically important country. Waterborne diseases account for 30 percent of all deaths in Pakistan, and kill some 250,000 children each year. Per capita water availability in Pakistan is less than one-ninth of what it is in the U.S. And what?s more, researchers say if Pakistan doesn?t manage its water resources differently, it?s going to actually run out of water. This month, EARTH magazine explores the various facets of Pakistan?s water issues.

Posted 09/23/2010

EARTH Available for Digital Download
EARTH Magazine is now available for single issue downloads as a PDF. With growing demand for online access to full content, EARTH Magazine is pleased to offer this new service. Individual issues of EARTH can be downloaded from the EARTH Magazine website (http://www.earthmagazine.org) for $4.99 per recent issue, and $2.99 for issues published more than 6 months prior to the current issue.

Posted 09/17/2010

GeoConnection Webinar: USGS EDMAP Program - Training the Next Generation of Geoscientists
EDMAP is an interactive and meaningful matching-funds grant program with universities for students to gain experience and knowledge in geologic mapping as well as contribute to the national effort to geologically map all of the United States.

Posted 09/16/2010

New Earth Science Week Toolkit Offers Education Resources in Spanish and English
The SEED Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, a partnership of Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) and the American Geological Institute (AGI), is being launched today to provide earth science education resources in both Spanish and English.

Posted 09/14/2010

AGI Announces Winners of "Life in the Field" Video and Photo Contest
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the winners of the first "Life in the Field" Video and Photo Contest are Patricia A. Beddows of Northwestern University for her video "Yucatan Peninsula Geology" and Danita Brandt of Michigan State University for the photo "The Complete Field Geologist." Beddows' video captures the spirit of field work and academic benefits of field experience with footage from a university field trip to Mexico, while Brandt's photograph shows a classic example of a student outfitted with field gear.

Posted 09/09/2010

Decision Points in the Geoscience Career Pathway Study Launched by AGI and YES Network
The YES Network, with the support of the American Geological Institute (AGI), the Geological Society of London (GSL), and the Geological Society of America (GSA) is conducting a study to determine the key decision points in the career pathways for early-career geoscientists (from university through 10 years post-graduation).

Posted 08/24/2010

2010 Earth Science Week Toolkits Now Available
The Earth Science Week 2010 Toolkit offers students, educators, and the public a wealth of educational materials focusing on the theme of Earth Science Week 2010 (October 10-16): "Exploring Energy." The latest edition of this educational resource is now available through the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Posted 08/17/2010

AGI Welcomes Karst Waters Institute as 47th Member Society
The Karst Waters Institute has joined the American Geological Institute as the Federation's 47th Member Society.

Posted 08/16/2010

AGI to Co-chair Session at 2010 AGU Fall Meeting
The American Geological Institute (AGI) will be co-chairing a session with the YES Network at the 2010 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (13-17 December 2010) on creating professional development resources for early-career geoscientists.

Posted 08/09/2010

EARTH Magazine App Now Available on Android Phones
EARTH Magazine is now available as a free app on the Android mobile platform (requires Android 1.6 or later).

Posted 07/13/2010

AGI Re-launches Geoscience Community Newsletter
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that it has re-launched its geoscience profession newsletter, GeoSpectrum.

Posted 06/10/2010

Earth Science Week 2010 "Exploring Energy" Contest Themes Announced
The American Geological institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests in conjunction with Earth Science Week 2010, celebrating the theme of "Exploring Energy," October 10-16.

Posted 06/02/2010

Elwyn Griffiths Receives William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Dr. Elwyn Griffiths as the 2010 recipient of the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI.

Posted 05/26/2010

Author Signing Event for One Man?s Planet
Author Steven M. Testa will hold a book signing for ?One Man?s Planet: Earth in Today?s Political Culture,? at the 2010 joint annual meetings of the Geological Society of America Cordilleran Section and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Pacific Section with Western Region SPE held in Anaheim, California.

Posted 05/24/2010

?One Man?s Planet? now Available for the Kindle
The American Geological Institute?s (AGI) newest publication, "One Man's Planet: Earth in Today's Political Culture" by Stephen M. Testa is now available for the Kindle.

Posted 03/15/2010

AGI Announces 2010 Edward C. Roy Award
Jason Pittman, lead science resource teacher at Hollin Meadows Science and Math Focus School in Alexandria, VA, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Posted 03/05/2010

AGI to Host Free GeoConnection Webinar: Future Trends in Mining
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program is hosting a free webinar co-sponsored by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) March 2, 2010 from 4:00 ? 5:00 pm EST.

Posted 02/23/2010

EARTH Magazine: Ranking Snowstorms
Today's winter storm expected to impact the Mid-Atlantic is being described as "historic." But really, how do we know? Is just the total amount of snow important, or is it how it affects people? EARTH Magazine Online takes a special look at NOAA?s efforts to categorize snowstorms - similar to the rankings of other natural disasters - and to measure their effects on society.

Posted 02/05/2010

AGI Produces "This is AGI" Video
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has released a new video entitled ?This is AGI? available on the AGI website.

Posted 02/02/2010

AGI Announces 2009 Earth Science Week and IYPE-ESW Contest Winners
he American Geological Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Earth Science Week (ESW) competitions and the International Year of Planet Earth-ESW photo competition.

Posted 01/27/2010

AGI Publishes One Man's Planet: Earth in Today's Political Culture
The American Geological Institute is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a new publication, One Man?s Planet: Earth in Today?s Political Culture by Stephen M. Testa.

Posted 01/12/2010

AGI Webinar: Linking AP Courses and Earth Science Literacy with Departmental Sustainability
The American Geological Institute Workforce Program is holding a free webinar on January 26th from 1:30 ? 2:30 pm EST linking AP courses and earth science literacy with college and university department sustainability as part of the GeoConnection Webinar Series.

Posted 01/11/2010

Exploring Energy – The 2010 Earth Science Week Theme
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the theme of Earth Science Week 2010: "Exploring Energy."

Posted 01/08/2010

AGI Accepting Applications for 2010 Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching
Does someone you know teach earth science to students between kindergarten and eighth grade? Do they excel in their teaching through leadership and innovation, bringing new ideas and approaches to teaching about our planet? If so, they may be eligible for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher nationwide for his or her leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Posted 01/05/2010


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