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25 May 2018

Updates to AGU’s Master Privacy Policy

AGU is committed to safeguarding our members’ and users’ privacy and safety, and to updating our privacy policies and processes to keep pace with emerging best practice and the evolving body of law concerning privacy. The latest update to AGU policy is reflected in our Master Privacy Policy, which now includes a section concerning our commitment to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European Union (EU) law on …

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24 May 2018

Encouraging Diversity and Support of Early Career Scientists at the 2018 Fall Meeting

Denis-Didier Rousseau, Fall Meeting Program Chair

Congress is considering FY19 appropriations bills funding science agencies

Before you know it the 2018 Fall Meeting, the world’s largest Earth and Space scientists, will be here! Excitement about the meeting is apparent as more than 1300 session proposals have already been submitted for consideration and the Fall Meeting program committee is working hard to propose the best scientific program out of them. If you are one of those who submitted a session proposal, we are grateful for your …

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8 May 2018

Brethren in Space: Two Geoscientists Aboard the International Space Station

International Space Station

By Michael Mischna, Secretary of the Planetary Sciences section and Deputy Chief Scientist of Solar System Exploration Directorate at JPL Science and discovery are, fundamentally, social activities. They have the greatest impact when conducted in the open with a free exchange of ideas. Even discoveries made in seclusion still need to be shared with the world. Archemides’ buoyant discovery in the privacy of his bathtub may have been the “Eureka” moment, …

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2 May 2018

AGU Speaks Out Against Dismantling of Puerto Rican Statistics Agency

Headshot of Chris McEntee

Earlier this week, AGU signed onto a letter to Puerto Rico’s governor and leaders of its House and Senate. The letter voices concern over Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s efforts, and now an approved plan by the Puerto Rican legislature, to overhaul the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics (PRIS), an independent government statistics agency. The plan would bring PRIS under the Department of Economic Development and Commerce and outsource the agencies work …

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1 May 2018

Thank You for Submitting Session Proposals; Exciting New Opportunities at #AGU18

Congress is considering FY19 appropriations bills funding science agencies

As hard as it may be to believe, AGU’s 2018 Fall Meeting is less than nine months away! When session proposals closed last week the diversity and number of submissions received made it obvious that you are just as excited and inspired as we are with this year’s theme: What Science Stands For. AGU sends a big thank you to those involved with the more than 1300 session proposals we …

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30 April 2018

Remembering the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Dr. Ramon Arrowsmith, Deputy Director, School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University

The San Andreas Fault takes its name from the eponymous reservoir that it crosses along the San Francisco Peninsula. The California Coast Range landscape owes much to the repeated deformation of earthquakes and subsequent landscape response. At 5:12 am on April 18, 1906 an earthquake rupture ripped along the San Andreas Fault from just offshore of the Golden Gate Bridge, southeast through the San Andreas Lake “rift valley” into the …

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26 April 2018

Scientists Make the Best Science Advocates

By Denise Hills, President-elect AGU Earth and Space Science Informatics Section and Director, Energy Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama The best advocates for science are those of us actively engaged in it. No one is better suited for expressing the impact of what we do than we are. If we find common values, we can make connections with those who have differing opinions and find solutions. I suspect that many …

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23 April 2018

The EPA – Secret Science and Transparency

Headshot of Chris McEntee

Today, AGU submitted a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt in which we voiced a number of concerns about upcoming policy changes at the agency related to the transparency and accuracy of scientific information. (Read the full letter here.) Specifically, the letter calls out the problems with a proposed policy mandating that the EPA consider only publicly available scientific data and information when crafting rule-making. These proposed …

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A Call to Arms: Geoscientists and Global Health

Gabriel Filippelli, GeoHealth Editor In Chief and Director of Center for Urban Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

April 7, 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of World Health Day, and the first week of April was Public Health week in the U.S., which I celebrated with by releasing a report on the impacts of climate change on the present and future health of Hoosiers (i.e., people from the U.S. State of Indiana). From the global to the local, April was a good time to think about health in …

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17 April 2018

March ’18 Council Meeting Wrap Up

Annie Tamalavage, a member of AGU’s Council Leadership Team and a graduate student in oceanography at Texas A&M University in Houston, provides a video overview of the AGU Council meeting in March 2018 in which addresses AGU’s upcoming Centennial celebration, the inaugural Voices for Science program, meetings, publications and more. You can get involved in Centennial NOW by telling the story of your science through the AGU Narratives project. In this webinar, learn …

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