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  • Introducing ICR's New Geologist: Timothy Clarey, Ph.D. (article)

    06/04/2013 8:05:07 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Introducing ICR's New Geologist: Timothy Clarey, Ph.D. "Dr. Clarey rocks!…[He] makes the subject easy to understand, shows a great knowledge, and is an overall amazing professor!” The sentiments expressed by this former student at Delta College in Michigan, where Dr. Timothy Clarey taught geology for 17 years, are echoed by other students. Dr. Clarey knew how to communicate sometimes difficult material to his college students. Like the rest of ICR’s scientists, Dr. Clarey’s credentials are extensive. He received his Ph.D. in geology and hydrogeology from Western Michigan University in 1996 and has two master’s degrees in the geosciences. From 1984...
  • A Major Earthquake in North America Imminent?

    03/15/2011 11:30:01 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 132 replies · 1+ views
    FoxBusinessNews ^ | 3/14/11 | Neil Cavuto
    JIM BERKLAND, GEOLOGIST: The month of October, March, and April are the three most devastating earthquakes in terms of damage in the San Francisco Bay Area in history. And we are having on the 19th of this month not only the full moon, but within an hour the closest approach of the moon to the earth until the year 2016. The next day is the equinoctial tides. So you're bringing together three of the maximum tide raising forces. We know about the ocean tides. But there is also an Earth tide. And there is a tide in the ground water....
  • There is no valid analogy between the Gulf spill and Apollo 13 (Apollo Astronaut Schmitt Speaks Out)

    06/01/2010 10:39:27 PM PDT · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 8 replies · 518+ views
    Watts Up With That (Guest Editorial) ^ | 2 June 2010 | H. Harrison Schmitt (Senator)
    The chasm between Apollo and the Gulf President Obama’s Administration and its supportive media repeatedly say our 1970 Apollo 13 experience is analogous to the effort to contain and cap the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Not hardly! The rescue of Astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert, after an oxygen tank explosion on their spacecraft, illustrates how complex technical accidents should be handled, in contrast to the Gulf fiasco. Nothing in the government’s response to the blowout and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon and its aftermath bears any resemblance to the response to the...
  • Geologist stands trial for triggering earthquakes in Switzerland

    12/20/2009 1:12:08 AM PST · by myknowledge · 35 replies · 1,730+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | December 16, 2009
    Markus Haering, who designed the geothermal project, rejected allegations that he deliberately damaged properties and said local people knew the risks. The deep drilling underground caused a series of earthquakes in 2006, including one of 3.4 magnitude, rattling residents of the north-western city of Basel. Geopower Basel, the project leader, has already paid around 9 million Swiss francs (£5.3 million) in compensation for cracked walls and other damage on properties near the experiment. The project was suspended at the time and shut down last week after a risk analysis concluded that more quakes could follow if the drilling continued.
  • Geologist Wins Top Science Award (Walter Alvarez)

    03/14/2006 5:40:39 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 394+ views
    All Headlines News ^ | 3-6-2006 | Yvonne Lee
    Geologist Wins Top Science Award March 6, 2006 10:00 p.m. EST Yvonne Lee - All Headline News Staff Reporter Reno, Nevada (AHN) - Geologist Walter Alvarez will receive the Desert Research Institute's silver medallion and a $20,000 prize. The Associated Press reports the University of California-Berkeley scientist came up with the theory that dinosaurs were killed off when a comet or asteroid crashed into the Earth. President of the institute Stephen G. Wells says, "Until the impact theory was finally proven, Dr. Alvarez and his colleagues were regarded as heretics by the `old guard' in the field of geology." In...
  • Scientist foresaw Sumatran quake

    03/07/2005 2:16:06 AM PST · by bd476 · 35 replies · 1,033+ views
    Whittier Daily News.com ^ | Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 8:25:08 PM PST | Kimm Groshong , Staff Writer
    Scientist foresaw Sumatran quake Research showed area was ripe for temblor By Kimm Groshong , Staff WriterArticle Published: Sunday, March 06, 2005 - 8:25:08 PM PST PASADENA -- When the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and resultant tsunami devastated Sumatra and much of the Bay of Bengal on Dec. 26, Kerry Sieh's premonition became a nightmarish reality. The Caltech geology professor had studied the history of giant earthquakes just south of the epicenter for about a decade and knew full well the damage such a major quake in that part of the world could inflict. He had tried to get the word out...
  • Geologist gave repeated alerts

    01/02/2005 6:26:51 PM PST · by lancer · 33 replies · 1,858+ views
    Timesonline ^ | January 2, 2005 | Jonathan Leake
    A LEADING geologist repeatedly warned Indonesian officials that an earthquake and tsunami would soon strike their shores, it emerged this weekend. Kerry Sieh, professor of geology at California Institute of Technology, has been studying the region for nearly a decade. Last July he became so concerned at the likely massive loss of life that he printed and distributed 5,000 posters and brochures around some of the islands later hit by the earthquake. He addressed church congregations and schools to tell people what to do in an earthquake. His main advice was for people to live away from shorelines. Sieh had...
  • Amateur Geologist Makes Suprising Find (Japan)

    09/07/2003 9:38:36 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 702+ views
    IOL ^ | 9-5-2003
    Amateur geologist makes surprise find September 05 2003 at 08:45AM Tokyo - A crater from a meteorite impact more than 20 000 years ago has been discovered in the Japanese Alps, an amateur geologist announced this week. The crater is the first found in this country. Masao Sakamoto said the crater stretches 900m in diameter and spreads out across rugged, heavily forested land in Nagano state, about 160km west of Tokyo. Sakamoto, who announced his discovery at an academic symposium earlier this week, said it went largely unnoticed because only about 40 percent of the crater is visible. "If it...
  • Geologists investigate Trojan battlefield

    02/07/2003 9:52:05 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies · 1,061+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 02/07/03 | N/A
    Friday, 7 February, 2003, 11:42 GMT Geologists investigate Trojan battlefield The Greeks armies would have attacked from the west Homer's description of the Trojan battlefield in his classic poem the Iliad is accurate, say scientists. The subject of the story - the Greeks' 10-year siege of Troy and the wooden horse they used to bring it to an end - may have been a myth, but its geography was not. It was right in front of Troy that we were drilling a hole and seashells came out Chris Kraft The researchers drilled sediments in northwest Turkey to map how the...
  • Northeast due for major storms, geologists say

    10/25/2002 10:27:40 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 3 replies · 226+ views
    The Nashua (NH) Telegraph ^ | 10/25/02 | AP article
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) – Northern New England and New York are probably due for major storms and flooding, according to a University of Vermont study published Thursday in the journal Nature. “I don’t think it’s cause for alarm; they don’t happen every other year,” said Paul Bierman, an adviser on the study. “But they’re out there.”Bierman, a UVM geology professor, and the graduate students who worked with him base the findings in the article on their study of core samples that they took from the bottom of 13 ponds in Vermont and northern New York state.They used the 2-inch wide,...