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1 Do you know of a colleague and/or student who would be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards? Please forward to them. A quick to with the word subscribe in the subject line and the address will be added to the listing. Geoscience Bulletin Board 20 June 2022 compiled by Elaine J. Hanford Kansas Geological Survey awarded $1.5M by DOE to study critical minerals mining potential Darwinian Theory based on false analogy to geology? Reuben Scolnick became obsessed with finding the arches in Arches National Park Wyoming State Geological Survey publishes ne map of east half of Jackson Lake Quadrangle highlights surficial geology & geologic hazards includes Gros Ventre River valley West half Map: Photo & video chronology of Kilauea Geologist completes book series exploring last untold story of Scotland Updated geological model and first modern geological mapping program at Apex Uranium Project

2 Dolostone is now official state rock of Illinois what is dolostone? Half Mountain in the Dasht-e Kavir Desert in Tehran Oil output of Permian Basin slated to high record-breaking high of 5.316M barrels per day in July Portion of street collapses in Detroit, Michigan, during sheet pile driving for Gordie Howe Bridge Mudslides force closure of 50-miles of State Route 70 in Feather River Canyon in California Models suggest over-steepened slopes with excess rock are more resistant to erosion in Tibet Hotspots of 3-layered alternatively rotating circulation in South China Sea Paper: Simulations suggest grain size of mantle rocks affects plate tectonic deformation Paper: Humans responsible for more than 90% of chronic oils slicks New mechanism suggested for end-permian terrestrial mass extinction event Humans still make ritual sacrifices to volcanoes al_sacrifice_999.html Temagami BIF rocks provide clues to interaction of ocean, continent & atmosphere 2.7 BYO al_sacrifice_999.html Paper: AASG holds annual meeting at Lake Tahoe

3 USGS will award $4.3M to state geological surveys to preserve geologic data & samples New insights into evolution of convergent plate margins Translating the vibrations of rock landforms so humans can hear them College of Charleston hosting 14th International Conference on Military Geosciences Investigating enigmatic trovants in Romania rocks that grow & move Paper: Geological activity shapes microbiome in deep aquifers by advection Earthquake swarm off coast of Oregon includes M Silurian record of wildfires evidenced by charcoal samples from Wales & Poland Paper: *********************************************

4 Environmental Science Bulletin Board 20 June 2022 compiled by Elaine J. Hanford All entrances to Yellowstone National Park temporarily closed due to flooding, rockslides & mudslides & extremely hazardous conditions Report on CO2 pipeline leak in Satartia, Mississippi, may influence South Dakota pipeline app PHMSA: Private wells along Columbia River show high nitrate levels need to protect drinking water Rat infested cities now trying rodent birth control top 5 includes San Francisco & Los Angeles Black Fire now officially second largest in New Mexico history more than 300,000 acres burned in Gila National Forest evacuated communities Cold weather reduces EV battery life by an average of 18.5% Grassland conservation in the Dakota is invaluable California tilting at windmills while Texas meets demands thanks to spare capacity

5 CA: TX: New Mexico fines El Paso Water $1.2M for illegal 1.1B gallons sewage discharged into Rio Grande Manti-La Sal National Forest to drain Boulger Reservoir in anticipation of expanded coal mining Perspective: Gaining a more realistic perspective on natural & vax-driven covid immunity 30 sites vandalized in Yosemite National Park NPS seeking help in identifying those responsible EV truck company in Troy, Michigan, will liquidate through bankruptcy process Energy policy should reflect reality there is no dichotomy between cheap reliable energy & saving the planet it is between aggressive green energy policies & prosperity Understanding viral spillover and emerging pathogenic events California DWR grant program has $193M for water infrastructure & resilience projects Industrial development company purchasing old coal plants & sites in Pennsylvania - brownfields Two killed on Canyon Lake in Texas when run over by their boat & being hit by propeller Coca fields being hit by strategic US drone strikes in Colombia in battle against cocaine

6 Impacts of human generated noise & light pollution on other species & the environment Cal Fire report says PG&E response to mammoth 2021 Dixie Fire was excessively delayed Report: Dixie-Fire#download&from_embed Environmental groups withdraw support for proposed Los Angeles River Master Plan DOT scraps all grants for EVs as fuel prices hit new record highs in UK Soaring fertilizer prices could provide opportunity for shift away from chemical fertilizers Final approval for Arica & Victory Pass solar projects in Riverside County, CA estimate $689M Arica: Perspective: Recycled wastewater during drought in California DNA evidence suggests Yersinia pestis that caused Black Plage originated in Kyrgyzstan area in early 1300s then spread across Europe, Asia, Middle East & North Africa EPA warns PFAS forever chemicals pose greater human health threat than previously thought Still no top official appointed to head Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement Congressional subcommittee urges EPA to remove Seresto Flea & Tick Collars from market place pose too great a risk to animals and humans

7 Hearing: EPA reviewing closure plans for 160+ unlined coal ash sludge lagoons Visualizing the global decline of fertility rates over past 70 years Visualizing the five major types of renewable energy Thousands of man-made levees are missing from US National Levee Database Paper: ********************************************************** Coastal Zone Management Bulletin Board 20 June 2022 compiled by Elaine J. Hanford New association of fishermen seek protection from offshore wind development in California SRWA expanded brackish water desalination plant in Texas pulls water from Gulf Coast Aquifer New York Harbor is a feeding ground for Bottlenose Dolphins

8 US Army COE receives additional time & funding for TSP for yet more structural controls in St Tammany Parish levees, flood, channel improvements, etc. revised total estimated cost $4B Project: Declining blue crab population in Chesapeake Bay - pollution, predation by invasive species & sex imbalance Disaster waiting to happen California Coastal Commission approved infrastructure changes to Del Mar bluffs stabilization structures will attempt to strengthen unstable rail tracks another $68M for 1.6 miles Visualizing the ports receiving the most shipments of crude oil from Russia Gentrification is displacing people & damaging mangroves and wetlands along Puerto Rican coast 6-part series on USGS Hurricane Science coastline affects flooding Intro: Part 1: Part 2: Blind Pass Beach Park on Sanibel Island in Florida dangerously eroded & closed indefinitely Global Dream 2 would have been largest cruise ship now going from being under construction to being scrapped will never set sail

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