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Announcing new GSA Division Award for career achievement in petroleum geology

(Geological Society of America) The Curtis-Hedberg Petroleum Career Achievement Award has been established by the Energy Geology Division of The Geological Society of America (GSA) and will be awarded in 2020 at the GSA Annual Meeting in Montréal, Canada.

NASA embarks on 5 US expeditions targeting air, land and sea

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA is sending 5 airborne campaigns across the United States in 2020 to investigate fundamental processes that ultimately impact human lives and the environment, from snowstorms along the East Coast to ocean eddies off the coast of San Francisco.

Up, up and away with a Thanksgiving tradition

For pure, kitschy Americana, it’s tough to beat a huge, helium-filled cartoon character floating down the streets of New York City. Who among us doesn’t enjoy gawking at a Pillsbury doughboy so big that if he really was made of…

‘Dream team’ to study ice loss on Greenland glacier to better forecast rising oceans

(University of Kansas) With a four-year, $5.8 million award from the Heising-Simons Foundation, researchers headquartered at the University of Kansas are studying Greenland’s Helheim glacier in what they term a ‘megasite’ research project.

Camel, cow and donkey found wandering in Kansas neighborhood

No doubt authorities in Goddard, Kansas, thought someone was about to tell a pretty corny joke. When they got a call about a camel, cow and donkey hanging out together in a neighborhood, there had to be a punchline. Were…

Why some foods 'taste too good' to stop eating

It sounds like a mass conspiracy at first: food companies have figured out a way to manufacture foods that are just the right amount of sweet, salty or fatty — and now we can’t stop eating them. Unfortunately, it’s not…

How should billionaires spend their money to fight climate change? – Vox.com

Whether you like it or not, billionaire philanthropy exists. And if it’s going to keep existing, then we’d probably do well to figure out how donors’ resources can most effectively tackle our world’s biggest problems. That includes our most urgent…

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Just one new coal plant is planned — and it’s on the ropes

Time is running out on plans to build a new coal plant in Kansas. The Holcomb 2 plant, an 895-megawatt unit planned by Sunflower Electric Power Corp., is the only new coal-fired power plant on the drawing board in America today.

Look at the long and winding path your food takes to get to your plate

Unless you grow your food in your backyard or get everything from the neighborhood farmers market, most of what you consume has to travel a long way to get to you. Whether it’s fruits and vegetables, grains, meats or processed…