Thursday, September 16, 2010 News News

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Gold Prospecting in the United States

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 11:10 PM PDT

A summary of the history, geography and geology of gold prospecting in the United States by the United States Geological Survey.

Geologic Wonders of Texas

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 10:40 PM PDT

The University of Texas at Austin Bureau of Economic Geology has prepared “Geologic Wonders of Texas”, a group of web modules that will help citizens and students learn about the geology of Texas. Every state should have one of these. :)

American Drillers Lead Plan B in Chile

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 10:31 PM PDT

An American team of drillers from Berlin, Pennsylvania are working on the Plan B well to rescue the 33 miners trapped below ground in Chile. Members of the team also worked on the Quecreek Mine rescue in 2002.

China to Launch Moon Probe by the End of 2010

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 10:19 PM PDT

China plans to launch an unmanned probe to the Moon by the end of 2010. This would be China’s second lunar probe, the first of which being launched in October 2007.

Earth Science Week Events Calendar

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 10:00 PM PDT

If you are hosting an event for the public during Earth Science Week 2010 (October 10-16), you want to let people know about it. The best way is to post your event details on "Events in Your Area". This webpage provides information on events taking place through program partners in each state.

Video: Making Solar-Powered Lanterns from Scrap Metal

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 10:00 PM PDT

CNN has a video story about Evans Wadongo, who has helped create and distribute solar-powered lanterns made from scrap metal. Approximately 10,000 lanterns have been donated to people living in rural parts of Kenya.

Video: Oil on the Bottom of the Gulf?

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 08:04 PM PDT

Researchers report finding an oily layer of sediment on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico at multiple locations. Is it from the BP well or could it be from the many natural oil seeps that exist in the Gulf?

United Kingdom Oil and Gas Report

Posted: 15 Sep 2010 07:07 PM PDT

“The United Kingdom (UK) is the largest producer of oil and second-largest producer of natural gas in the European Union (EU). After years of being a net exporter of both fuels, the UK became a net importer of natural gas and crude oil in 2004 and 2005, respectively.” Quoted from the EIA Country Brief.

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Posted: 15 Sep 2010 01:53 PM PDT

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