“We already knew that Earth-like exoplanets are common in the Milky Way, but this new finding suggests that they are even more abundant." [ Ow.ly Link ]

Seven Earth-Sized Planets Seen Whizzing Around One Cool Star - Eos

AGU Awards, Medals and Prizes recognize distinguished scientists, leaders, educators and communicators, whose outreach to the scientific community and general public help to promote and highlight the importance of the Earth and space sciences. Nomination deadline: 15 March.

Honors Program

"Deep carbon science aims at understanding carbon in Earth’s crust, mantle, and core, where we now know more than 90% of Earth’s carbon resides." [ Ow.ly Link ]

Synthesizing Our Understanding of Earth's Deep Carbon - Eos

Read Callan Bentley's take on The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins. [ Ow.ly Link ]

The Magic of Reality, by Richard Dawkins - Mountain Beltway

“There are some tantalizing clues that, yes, we can make considerable progress on the prediction of the Earth system to the point where it will yield actionable information.” [ Ow.ly Link ]

New UCAR Leader Sees Scientific, Administrative Challenges Ahead - Eos

Climate Central, an organization of scientists and journalists that disseminates information about climate change and human impacts, is highlighting one science and/or climate fact per day for the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. [ Ow.ly Link ]

The first 100 days of climate science - GeoEd Trek

I have noted before that one of the most insidious impacts of earthquakes in mountain chains is the increase in landslide hazard in subsequent rainfall events. This event is a dreadful illustration of that effect. Sadly, this hazard remains poorly appreciated, Dave Petley writes in The Lanslide Blog. [ Ow.ly Link ]

The Sanxicun landslide in Sichuan Province, China

Bank robbers get caught in a deluge. Can their flood-modeler friend keep them on terra firma? Find out in the action-packed thriller: Hill or High Water #SciOscars #SciMovie #HOHWMovie
Should AGU Journal Paleoceanography change its name? Ellen Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of Paleoceanography, Editor Steve Barker and the Associate Editors would like your opinion: would it empower the scientists publishing their work in Paleoceanography if the name of the journal were changed to Paleoceanography & Paleoclimatology in order to reflect its expanded scope, and be more inclusive of a...
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Paleoceanography Survey

Retreat of the terminus ranges from 600 m to 900 m along the terminus front that now measures 7.8 km, equating to an area loss of 4 square kilometers in the terminus lobe alone. A supralglacial lake has also formed at purple arrow in 2016 indicating substantial melting at an elevation of 400 m. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Sulmeneva Glacier Retreat from Lakes, Novaya Zemlya - From a Glacier's...

Calling Amateur Astronomers: Do you watch the skies? NASA is conducting a survey on telescope usage and astronomical viewing habits. Fill out the survey. [ Google.com Link ]

Worldwide Telescope Usage - a Survey of Astronomers

Small storms can cost more over time than a Katrina-like event - #AGUnews from #AGUpubs [ Ow.ly Link ]
Warmer Arctic and less snow will significantly increase glacier equilibrium line altitudes by 2100 - photo by NOAA [ Ow.ly Link ]
Using a study of weevils in various of the Canary Islands, they hypothesise that very large landslides (such as those from volcanic flank collapse) create large rafts of floating organic material that can carry not just single individuals but whole populations to distant islands, where they can establish a new colony of the animal. [ Ow.ly Link ]

The colonisation of distant islands: the role of mega-landslides

Callan Bentley answers more of your science and nature questions! [ Ow.ly Link ]

Q&A, episode 3 - Mountain Beltway

We're accepting nominations for our 2017 journalism awards through 15 March 2017. This year, AGU plans to present the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—News, the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—Features, and the Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism. [ Ow.ly Link ]

AGU welcomes nominations for 2017 journalism awards - AGU Newsroom

A highly charged drama about a young particle flung across the planet. Will it ever return home to bond? #SciOscars #SciMovie #LionMovie
Some droughts can travel hundreds of kilometers from where they originated - news from #AGUpubs [ Ow.ly Link ]
Session proposals are now being accepted for the 2017 Fall Meeting taking place 11-15 Dec. in New Orleans, Louisiana. The deadline for submissions is 19 Apr. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Session Proposals - 2017 AGU Fall Meeting