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Geoscience and Society Summit

2018-03-10T11:09:01+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Conference, International collaboration|

The need for scientific and cultural cooperation is acute at this moment in history. Never before has mankind been faced with the kind of cross-border and global challenges we face today that can only be conquered through sustained efforts supported by a large number of nations. For these reasons, it is crucial that geoscientists from [...]

Regulating Landslide Hazards

2018-03-09T17:29:20+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Geologic hazards, Uncategorized|

It should come as no surprise that landslides are dangerous. Massive and tragic events like the 2014 Oso landslide are exceedingly rare, but even so, landslides in the United States kill about 25 people each year and are responsible for $1-2 billion of property damage. In most cases, homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover property damage due [...]

Critical Areas – Where are they?

2017-07-23T11:32:44+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

For those of you interested in geologically hazardous areas, and how they are regulated (as critical areas) with respect to land use and construction, we refer you to the blog post linked here from the Municipal Research and Services Center in Seattle: http://mrsc.org/Home/Stay-Informed/MRSC-Insight/July-2017/Critical-Areas-Knowing-Where-They-Are.aspx

GPI supports Geoethics

2018-03-09T17:30:47+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Geology in the Public Interest is proud to add its voice to the other organizations that support the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics, prepared during the 35th International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.  We applaud the efforts of all involved, especially the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.  The Statement is available here: http://www.geoethics.org/ctsg [...]

Hello world!

2017-05-22T10:53:24+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Welcome to the NEW Geology in the Public Interest Blog!  We promise to provide insightful and interesting comments and news and invite you to check back regularly.  You should also visit our web site occasionally for updates on our projects and initiatives.  Currently, we are raising money for our efforts overseas and we are organizing [...]