s-c-i-guy:

600 Million Years and Counting…

I was pretty bored so I decided to make some GIFs of the last 600 million years of our planet’s plate tectonics.

The first GIF is a global mollewide projection. The second one is of the Colorado Plateau and the North American Southwest. The next GIF is of the entire formation of the North American Continent. The fourth GIF is of geologic and tectonic evolution of Europe. And finally the last one is the same as the first except in rectangular format.

I obtained the images from Global Paleogeography and them compiled them one by one into Photoshop with the end result being the above GIFs.

Geology rocks

(Reblogged from we-are-star-stuff)

Job opportunities

coloradonature:

If anyone knows of any I am in the market for one. I have a degree in History/Archaeology but will take just about anything at this point. Message me if you can help.

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mypubliclands:

The majestic South Fork of the Snake River flows 66 miles across southeastern Idaho, through high mountain valleys, rugged canyons, and broad flood plains to its confluence with the Henry’s Fork near Menan Buttes. One-third of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s bald eagles share the air space here with 179 bird species, including 21 raptor species.  

In the waters pictured here, the largest population of native Yellowstone cutthroat trout outside of Yellowstone National Park swims the clear river channels. One of the largest wildlife-rich, cottonwood gallery forests remaining in the lower 48 states is found here. The region also provides crucial winter range for deer, elk and other big game. 

So far, willing land owners have exchanged, sold or donated about 90 private properties to help conserve lands along the South Fork of the Snake River. Many of these were working farms and ranches intermingled with public lands. This has provided some 27,000 acres to help consolidate public lands and enhance the ecological integrity of an area under increasing development pressure. This work also adds tangible value for the more than half a million people who come here each year to fish, boat, camp, hike, watch wildlife or simply enjoy the area’s stunning natural beauty and cultural richness.

CLICK HERE to read Wild Water Conservation- a feature article by Jessica Gottlieb in the BLM’s My Public Lands Magazine, Summer 2014

(Reblogged from mypubliclands)

Water Wells Contaminated in Colorado. Homeowners Wonder if Fracking is to Blame. http://h2oradio.org/75650.html

The Raton Basin which straddles the Colorado/New Mexico border has seen intense natural gas drilling and production in the past two decades. In 2008, a homeowner near Trinidad, Colorado, who was having his water well tested learned that it was contaminated by a chemical known as “Tert-butyl alcohol” or “TBA.”

TBA is a man-made substance found in many household items such as shampoos, cosmetics, shellac, paint removers— and can be a byproduct of a chemical used in hydraulic fracturing.

So how did this chemical get underground and into well water? That’s an unsolved mystery that has perplexed state agencies and left frustrated homeowners in this rural area: high, dry and overwhelmed.

(Reblogged from discoverynews)
(Reblogged from coloradonature)
breakingnews:

At least 180 dead in monsoon flooding in Nepal, India
AP: The death toll from three days of flooding and torrential rain in Nepal and India has increased to more than 180 people, local officials said Monday.
Western Nepal and northern India are the worst-hit regions where floodwaters brought on by monsoon season have submerged hundreds of villages.
Photo: This Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 aerial photo shows houses in a residential area partially submerged by monsoon floods at Nalanda district of Bihar, India. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India)

breakingnews:

At least 180 dead in monsoon flooding in Nepal, India

AP: The death toll from three days of flooding and torrential rain in Nepal and India has increased to more than 180 people, local officials said Monday.

Western Nepal and northern India are the worst-hit regions where floodwaters brought on by monsoon season have submerged hundreds of villages.

Photo: This Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 aerial photo shows houses in a residential area partially submerged by monsoon floods at Nalanda district of Bihar, India. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India)

(Reblogged from breakingnews)

jtotheizzoe:

smartereveryday:

Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish? Want to know what was actually happening? First ever footage (that I’ve seen) of an actual jellyfish sting in microscopic slow motion. Check it out! 

This makes at least two times that Destin has captured something that no one has ever seen before via YouTube (here’s the other). We live in amazing times, eh?

Next time you look at a jelly, venomous or otherwise, I hope you carry a bit of awe with you. Remember, even the most basic creatures are products of hundreds of millions of years of intricate natural selection and evolution, and their simplicity should not take away from their wonder.

(Reblogged from jtotheizzoe)
jtotheizzoe:

Hey everyone! I’m on my last day of vacation, but just wanted to let everyone know It’s Okay To Be Smart is teaming up with a few of your other favorite science YouTubers next week (like this one) to bring you something special that is related to several consecutive calendar days devoted to predatory cartilaginous fishes.
Except, you know, with science. 
Get ready!

jtotheizzoe:

Hey everyone! I’m on my last day of vacation, but just wanted to let everyone know It’s Okay To Be Smart is teaming up with a few of your other favorite science YouTubers next week (like this one) to bring you something special that is related to several consecutive calendar days devoted to predatory cartilaginous fishes.

Except, you know, with science

Get ready!

(Reblogged from jtotheizzoe)

textless:

Southwest Colorado wildflowers, July 2014

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deepseanews:

Because when you are a polar bear living in the 21st century, the struggle is indeed real.   Props: Omar Malik, Monte Kawahara, Ben Goldfarb, Geoff Giller, Mwanzaa Brown.

http://deepseanews.com/2014/07/the-immigrant/

(Reblogged from deepseanews)

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 28, 1927: FDR incorporates the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a rehabilitation home for polio patients

On this day in 1927, Franklin Roosevelt, who had contracted polio at age 39, created the nonprofit Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, the only hospital in the world to deal solely with the treatment of polio victims.  Roosevelt’s visits to Warm Springs began a few years prior, during which he experienced marked improvements in his health after swimming in the mineral water resort pools.

The organization later became the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and was instrumental in developing a cure for polio.

Learn more about all the Roosevelts with preview videos from Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts.

Photo: Franklin Delano Roosevelt at his Georgia Warm Springs Foundation for polio patients, c.1930. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

(Reblogged from pbstv)
ecowatchorg:

Pennsylvania Auditor: State Department of Environmental Protection Was Unprepared For Shale Industry’s Growth
“(The audit) shows that the meteoric growth of the shale gas industry caught the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaints,” Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said.
SEE MORE:
http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/22/pennsylvania-auditor-shale-industry/

ecowatchorg:

Pennsylvania Auditor: State Department of Environmental Protection Was Unprepared For Shale Industry’s Growth

“(The audit) shows that the meteoric growth of the shale gas industry caught the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unprepared to effectively administer laws and regulations to protect drinking water and unable to efficiently respond to citizen complaints,” Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/22/pennsylvania-auditor-shale-industry/

(Reblogged from ecowatchorg)

modfarm:

Why the FDA’s Spent Grain Policy Nearly Raised the Cost of Your Beer

The FDA says cows can keep their tasty grains, for now.

(Reblogged from modfarm)

montereybayaquarium:

Good news! NOAA Fisheries just gave scalloped hammerhead sharks protection under the Endangered Species Act!  Sharks worldwide are in danger because of “finning” for shark fin soup, and accidental bycatch. We’re glad to have played a lead role in passage of the shark fin ban in California, a movement that’s spreading to many other states – and even to China!

Learn more

Watch them live on exhibit

(Reblogged from montereybayaquarium)