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  • Thousands of Christmas trees dropped in Bayou Sauvage to deter erosion

    03/23/2017 5:10:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 3/23/17 | Tristan Baurick
    National Guard helicopters dropped thousands of used Christmas trees into Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge marshlands in New Orleans East this week. It's part of a decades-long restoration effort. "For us, it was Christmas in March," Shelley Stiaes said. She's the manager of the 25,000-acre refuge, and has worked there 19 years.Nearly 5,000 trees collected in New Orleans after Christmas were airlifted to select spots in wetlands and ponds. The trees act as a breakwater, protecting the city from storm surges and erosion, while also providing habitat for fish and other wildlife. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Bayou...
  • Sand dunes but no beach; a Martian breeze

    03/13/2017 9:28:11 PM PDT · by Rabin · 17 replies
    oilpro ^ | 22 hours ago | Brian Ricketts
    Despite the obvious similarities between Martian and Terrestrial dunes, one in-depth analysis has led a couple of researchers (Gary Kocurek and Ryan Ewing, see below) to suggest that there are also important differences.
  • Mouth of Camel Rock Now Gone

    02/05/2017 2:16:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    KOB4 ^ | February 03, 2017 | Brittany Costello
    Camel Rock is a landmark along the interstate betwSanta Fe and Espanola. It's a pile of rocks that look like a camel sitting down. Locals love it, and tourists flock to it. But Camel Rock now looks a little bit different. It's hard to tell from a distance but up close, it's easy notice a huge chunk of rock that created the camel’s mouth is now gone. When compared side by side, it’s easy to see. “I feel sad. I feel sad,” said Vincent Lopez, who lives nearby in Nambe. “It's Camel Rock. I mean, you could compare it to...
  • Rapid Erosion Supports Creation Model

    01/25/2016 9:35:02 AM PST · by fishtank · 93 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Frank Sherwin
    Rapid Erosion Supports Creation Model by Frank Sherwin, M.A. | Jan. 25, 2016 Recently in Dorset, England, bad weather washed a massive section of a cliff into the sea revealing scores of ammonite fossils.1,2 Creation scientists are interested in this cliff fall because substantial erosion was accomplished in literally seconds. It didn't take hundreds of thousands to millions of years of slow and gradual erosion. The cliff fall at Dorset isn't the only recent example of rapid and significant erosion. Uniformitarian geologists claim the famous White Cliffs of Dover, composed of calcium carbonate, were formed in the Cretaceous Period between...
  • Second world war dead washed up by Pacific Ocean's rise - caused by global warming

    06/07/2014 11:04:48 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 42 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | June 8, 2014 6:27 GMT | Agence France-Presse
    Skeletons of second world war soldiers are being washed from their graves by the rising Pacific Ocean as global warming leads to inundation of islands that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict. On the day Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of the storming of Normandy beaches in the D-Day landings, a minister from the Marshall Islands, a remote archipelago between Hawaii and the Philippines, told how the remains of 26, probably Japanese soldiers, had been recovered so far on the isle of Santo. "There are coffins and dead people being washed away from graves; it's that serious,"...
  • Cavitation (article about Glen Canyon Dam)

    08/27/2012 8:07:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | August 2012 | John D. Morris
    Cavitation by John D. Morris, Ph.D. "One glance at Grand Canyon evokes wonder at the extensive erosion that occurred—but the canyon is only the final whisper of a grand-scale event. The massive erosion episode leveled off and gouged out the Colorado Plateau, covering much of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. The present-day Colorado River hardly seems capable. Something of a much larger scale accomplished this!...." more...
  • The American Left and the Erosion of Public Discourse

    03/08/2012 11:47:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/8/12 | Steve McCann
    Much has been made of the precipitous decline in the level of discourse in the United States. Many attribute this to the coarsening of the language and the ever-widening gulf between the various factions in the political spectrum. However, these factors are a symptom of a current underlying and foundational dilemma: the inability of not only the general public, but nearly all of the so-called societal leaders and opinion-makers to generate an original thought, as well as a stubborn refusal to use reason and logic when confronted with irrefutable facts and arguments. These traits can be explained, insofar as the...
  • Geology Picture of THIS Week, May 8-14, 2011: Beach in Portugal

    05/12/2011 10:16:27 PM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies
    Beach in Portugal Click to see the original 10x larger.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, August 22-28, 2010: Where's this?

    08/28/2010 10:04:06 PM PDT · by cogitator · 13 replies
    This one might be really easy, because I imagine if you've seen this one you wouldn't forget where it is. But that would mean somebody actually saw this (or at least a picture of it indicating where it is). Anyway, it's one of the most picturesque sea arches I've ever seen. The other arch (bottom 2 pictures) is located nearby. Click all for full-size.
  • Geology Pictures of the (2) Weeks, May 30-June 12, 2010: If an arch falls in the desert...

    06/09/2010 9:22:55 PM PDT · by cogitator · 8 replies · 57+ views
    Panoramio and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory | Various
    If an arch falls in the desert... Sorry about last week, I literally lost track of time. So here are several images from another of those amazing state parks in America, this one called the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, which is within driving distance of Las Vegas (and you can apparently drive through part of it). The reason for this particular posting is that one of the many arches in the park fell down very recently. Erosion happens. When you see the arch that fell down, you can understand why; this one was pretty precarious. Article: Valley...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 25-May 1, 2010: Outer Hebrides Hoodoos

    04/30/2010 11:12:32 PM PDT · by cogitator · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Last week I tooled around the ice cap over Katla, adjacent to the ice cap over the erupting volcano -- I'm too lazy to look up the names right now -- using Panoramio. I compiled a collection of images that confirm I need to get there someday. I was going to post them this week. But anyway, time's pressing. I also discovered last week that National Geographic provides desktop quality images monthly. Great stuff. I found an example and I'll link to where they are if you're interested (the source link above). Covers the whole range of National Geographic subjects....
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 28 - April 3, 2010: Features of the Timna Valley, Israel

    04/01/2010 10:00:46 PM PDT · by cogitator · 7 replies · 545+ views
    Israel's Timna Valley and Timna Valley Park appears to be an interesting place for arid scenery. (Wikipedia entry) Copper was mined here back to the Stone Age through the Middle Ages. It's just a bit north of Eilat, the city at the end of the Gulf of Eilat (also known as the Gulf of Aqaba), the eastern bunny ear of the Red Sea. These pictures are of the Arches and the aptly named Mushroom. Click for full-size. Arch in Timna Valley, Israel Timna Park "The Mushroom" Distant shot of the Mushroom Brightly lighted Mushroom
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Oct. 18-24, 2009: Aspects of the Ocean

    10/23/2009 9:59:55 AM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 742+ views
    First, not totally exactly geology, but one of the more amazing iceberg pictures I've ever seen: Next, an offering from Patrick Smith Photography (I had one of these before): this one won some awards and was on the cover of a photography magazine: Finally, Marion Island from space: click for full-size
  • Geology Picture (and place) of the Week, March 22-28, 2009: Salt Point State Park, CA

    03/25/2009 7:38:50 PM PDT · by cogitator · 5 replies · 543+ views
    I've always said that there are likely hundreds of geological "gems" in the country's state parks. Here's one of them. Click for full-size. The source of this photograph has got a pretty amazing portfolio. I recommend checking it out on the header link. The Santa Cruz County "Bridge to Nowhere" is another winner. His Hawaii pictures are pretty phenomenal too. This photographer is a master of coastal seascapes. Explanation of the geology of the park (which it has a LOT of): Geology of Salt Point State Park, CA Here's a PDF map showing location and features. Salt Point State Park...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Feb. 22-28, 2009: Shi Shi Beach, Olympic NP, Washington

    02/27/2009 9:42:31 PM PST · by cogitator · 6 replies · 701+ views
    Mason Vranish ^ | Various
    First picture comes from the link in the header. Others I found. Got inspired when I found an old National Geographic at the dentist's office. Click for larger size Speaking of NatGeo (half-size, click for full. Desktop download) Next two are the only size I could find; wow.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Feb. 15-21, 2009: Delicate Arch

    02/20/2009 7:16:27 PM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 752+ views
    Rich Daley Photo Gallery ^ | Richard J. Daley
    I was digging through some old calendars (I can never throw them away) and found a month with Delicate Arch. I figured that sometimes you have to just have a beautiful picture to look at. Click for FULL size. Also see note in first comment (from me). Just for fun, this is what Delicate Arch looks like from the other side:
  • Geology Picture of the Week, January 18-24, 2009: Porcupine Gorge, Australia

    01/21/2009 8:24:33 PM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 573+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | January 18, 2009 | NASA
    Click the source link to see the article (and a link to a larger version) of this picture: Here's a ground-level view of a portion, looking a lot like a vegetated version of the Goosenecks of Utah (click for full-size):
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Dec. 14-20, 2008: Vikos Gorge, Greece

    12/18/2008 9:44:35 PM PST · by cogitator · 9 replies · 844+ views
    I found this searching on the phrase "Grand Canyon of Europe". This isn't the only place that came up, but in my opinion, it probably qualifies. (Others were Goruppu Gorge on Sardinia and the Gorge d'Ardeche, France.) Canyon pictures are notoriously difficult to capture the scale of the place, so I'll try a couple. This is in northern Greece, up toward Albania. Building in front is a monastery. This last one is half-size; click for full size.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Dec. 7-13, 2008: Torri del Vajolet (Vajolet Towers)

    12/10/2008 7:55:12 PM PST · by cogitator · 7 replies · 557+ views
    Found this in the Flickr collections. Black and white always is reminiscent of Ansel Adams. The building is a hiker/trekker "refugio" -- nice place to stay below the towers. There are lots and lots and lots of pictures of these features! (Click for full-size.)
  • Gun owners got letters

    08/22/2008 7:42:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies · 410+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Manny Gamallo
    OSBI agents went to gun dealers and pawnshops to create a list of .40-caliber Glock owners. WELEETKA — Authorities working to narrow their leads in the June 8 shooting deaths of two girls used old-fashioned legwork to come up with a list of area gun owners with .40-caliber pistols, one of two weapons used in the slayings. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents knew the caliber of the guns used in the killings, so they merely checked with area gun dealers and pawnshops to determine who had bought or recently pawned .40-caliber Glocks. "It's a typical procedure of any investigation"...