AGI OUTREACH & NEWS
AGI Outreach and Communications Program, established in 2000, focuses
on increasing understanding of the important contributions the earth sciences
make in the lives of people throughout the world. AGI sponsors an annual
Earth Science Week and a “popular” web site, Earth Science World, in cooperation
with its Member Societies and the U.S. Geological Survey to provide public
gateways to earth science information. The Outreach Program also works
to improve the flow of geoscience information to the news media, policy-makers,
AGI Member Societies, and the geoscience
For a look at current news and happenings,
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2014 News Releases
Laura Finney to Receive the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching
Laura Finney, a teacher at Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School in Findlay, Ohio, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.
EARTH Magazine: Tsunamis from the Sky
The Great Lakes, along with the Mediterranean, Japan and many other parts of the world, have a long history of such waves, which have characteristics similar to tsunamis triggered by earthquakes or landslides. Only recently, however, have scientists unraveled how a storm can create and propagate these far-traveling waves — called meteorological tsunamis or meteotsunamis. The waves, which arise out of a complex interplay of storm speed, wave dynamics and ocean-bottom bathymetry, may be less common than seismic tsunamis, but they can still be destructive and deadly.
EARTH Magazine: Ocean Dynamics Speed Up Sea-Level Rise Along U.S. East Coast
Changing Gulf Stream patterns, shifting climate and increased computing powers are helping answer why sea-level rise on the U.S. East Coast is higher than the global averages, according to a new story in EARTH Magazine.
EARTH Magazine: Warring Trolls Explanation for Mysterious Basalt Pillars Revised
Alexandria, VA – A complex interaction between lava and water, rather than a fight between mythical troll-beasts of lore, is responsible for the occurrence of rare terrestrial basalt pillars. EARTH Magazine uncovers the truth behind the pillars in the February issue.
Down to EARTH: Interview with Department of the Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell
EARTH Magazine sits down with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to discuss the role of geoscience at the Department of the Interior, including the National Park Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which oversees offshore development of both renewable and conventional energy resources.
American Geosciences Institute Welcomes the Geological Association of Canada as a Member Society
he American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomed a new member organization to its ranks in January, 2014. The Geological Association of Canada (GAC) was officially added by AGI's Member Society Council as a full member.
AGI Geoscience Workforce Currents#83
This Currents compares the percentages of geoscience degrees awarded by racial group using the most recent
IPEDS data and Exit Survey data and discusses the issues related to the comparison to IPEDS data.
EARTH Magazine: Humans are influencing some extreme weather events, but not all
It has often been said that individual weather events cannot be attributed to global climate change, but recent advances in the science of attribution are challenging that notion. A recent report from 18 different research teams that analyzed 12 extreme weather events in 2012 suggests that climate change was a contributing factor in about half of them.
Earth Science Week 2014 Theme Announced: "Earth's Connected Systems"
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2014 will be "Earth's Connected Systems." This year's event will promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.
EARTH Magazine: Climate, Terroir and Wine: What Matters Most in Producing a Great Wine?
Climate is arguably the most influential factor and it produces the most identifiable differences among wines. So how is climate change affecting wines globally? And how do other factors, such as the bedrock below the vineyard and the soil, produce subtle expressions in wine? Climatologist and viticulturalist Greg Jones discusses the complexity of nature's effects on wine and the latest scientific research in the January issue of EARTH Magazine.
AGI Extends Deadline for 2014 Award for Earth Science Teaching
Ed Roy Award for K-8 Science Teacher including $2500, and a trip to the 2014 NSTA National Meeting in Boston, MA.
EARTH Magazine: Travels in geology: Antarctica: Following in the footsteps of giants
One geoscientist's trek to Antarctica, on a geological excursion.
March 05, 2014
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