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For the third time in six years, AAPG's Teacher of the Year hails from Southern California.

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Nothing to fear? In the past he's boldly tackled dinosaurs, doctors and other demons of a scientific nature, but now best-selling author Michael Crichton is going after his hottest topic yet: The debate over climate change.

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Commentary: How accurate is the data the public is getting on the question of global climate change?

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'New Tracks to New Highs' is the theme of the 2005 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, to be held in Paris, France, on Sept. 11-14.

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An AAPG poster titled 'What Makes Climate Change,' showing climate change drivers and scale of climate change, has been made available to selected U.S. teachers and community leaders. About 3,000 posters were printed.

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An important deadline is coming up for those who want to participate as technical paper or poster presenters at the 2005 AAPG Convention.

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These are exciting times for the Division of Environmental Geosciences:

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Speakers are now picked and preparing for this year's AAPG Distinguished Lecture slate of talks, both in the United States and around the world.

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They see a good thing going: Louisiana officials are making an all-out effort to encourage increased oil industry activity in their state.

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A new study of sunken vessels in the Gulf of Mexico has ramifications for the oil industry — and it asks the question, can man-made reefs be beneficial in the deep water, too?

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Workshop
Lviv, Ukraine
Thursday, 21 September Friday, 22 September 2023, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join us for a workshop where experts will  explore the Carpathian foreland and the Dnieper-Donetsk rift basins with a focus not only on hydrocarbons, but the utilization of geothermal resources, hydrogen exploration and CCUS.

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VG Abstract

Hydraulic fracturing has been around for decades. This talk describes some of the first applications of the technology, how it developed over time, and our current understanding of its impacts with some discussion of both water and earthquake hazards.

Request a visit from Sherilyn Williams-Stroud!

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VG Abstract

Microseismicity induced by hydraulic fracture stimulation of a horizontal well was mapped with a near-surface buried array. Distinct linear trends of events were not parallel to the direction of fast shear wave polarization measured in the reservoir with a crossed-dipole anisotropy tool. Analysis of core from a nearby well revealed numerous calcite-filled fractures that did not induce shear wave polarization, but did significantly impact the failure behavior of the reservoir rock during the stimulation treatment. Hydraulic fracture simulation with DFN modeling and source mechanism analysis supports the interpretation of reactivated existing fractures rather than the formation of hydraulically-induced tensile fractures.

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Request a visit from Sherilyn Williams-Stroud!

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VG Abstract

This is a less-technical education topic. It can be condensed to an hour or given as 2 two-hour sessions. It stresses selected controversial aspects of fracking that touch some combination of environment and economics and includes a short video of how fracking is done.

Request a visit from David Weinberg!

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Local sea-level changes are not simply a function of global ocean volumes but also the interactions between the solid Earth, the Earth’s gravitational field and the loading and unloading of ice sheets. Contrasting behaviors between Antarctica and Scotland highlight how important the geologic structure beneath the former ice sheets is in determining the interactions between ice sheets and relative sea levels.

Request a visit from Alex Simms!

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