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When Debra Buczkowski was 7, in 1976, NASA’s Viking space probes were landing on Mars and sending images of the red planet back to Earth as part of their $1 billion mission. “I realized that no matter where I went on this planet, I couldn&...
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The last statewide map of Maryland geology, published in 1968, is out of print. Online versions of it are marked with a disclaimer that it's too imprecise for anything but "historical and illustrative purposes." But a push to drill for Marcellus shale...
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The Baltimore SunIt has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity. Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
Geologists say Tuesday's magnitude-5.8 earthquake in Central Virginia released forces that have probably been building for tens of thousands, perhaps millions, of years. And the event may not be over. "Aftershocks are always a possibility, and they're...
Baltimore Sun reporterJohn Mackenzie Wilson, who mapped the Eastern Shore for the Maryland Geological Survey, died of a lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, July 3 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Fells Point resident was 57. Born in Salisbury,...
Special To The SunThe Great Falls of the Potomac may not have the instant name recognition of, say, Niagara Falls. But each year, about 3 million people visit this series of rapids and cascades along the Potomac River, where the rushing water and varied topography make...
Sun StaffFor two nights, the skies above a remote and nearly treeless campground in north-central Nebraska produced only disappointment for the 350 eager stargazers gathered there for the ninth annual Nebraska Star Party. Sunday evening was socked in by clouds....
StatewideHRP Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tina Blaszkiewicz, Salley Gould, and Michael Pardue have successful passed the national ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology Exam (GIT). The National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) serves as a...
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Watertown Daily Times, N.Y.They're not as dear as diamonds, but they're worth their weight in gold. A donation in size never seen before, a collection of 14 old wooden crates full of carefully wrapped minerals and unique rocks was handed over to SUNY Potsdam's Geology Department....
The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.Mario McNeill told a judge late Tuesday that he wants all or none of a taped November 2009 interview with investigators shown to the jury in his capital murder trial. The state had planned to screen an edited, redacted version of the five-hour tape...
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Soil sample expert testifies that soil found in area where Shaniya Davis was found matches soil found in Mario McNeill's carThe Fayetteville Observer, N.C.An expert in forensic geology and forensic geochemistry analysis testified Monday that soil found in the area of Lee County, where the raped and murdered body of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis was found, matched soil embedded in the gas pedal of Mario McNeill's...
Portland Press Herald, MaineThe L.C. Bates Museum will present its summer art exhibition, "Gift of the Glacier: The Maine Landscape," a collection of work from 23 artists portraying Maine's landscape and geology. The exhibit opens Wednesday and runs through Oct. 15 at the museum...
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