Watch: Landslide overcomes Highway 95 in northern Idaho: ‘That was insane’

kutv.com

Three minutes after road crews in northern Idaho closed down Highway 95, a massive landslide took over the road.

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Rainbow Bridge earns national recognition for Native American cultural significance

deseretnews.com

SALT LAKE CITY — Rainbow Bridge at Lake Powell, which for centuries has inspired stories of origin, ceremonial rites and pilgrimages for multiple tribes, has been designated by the National Park Service as a “traditional cultural property” — the first in Utah.

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Today in science: Bingham Canyon landslide

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April 10, 2013. On this date – four years ago today – a towering wall of dirt and rocks gave way and crashed down the side of Bingham Canyon mine in Utah. The landslide was one of the largest in the history of North America. University of Utah researchers later reported that the landslide – which moved at an average of almost 70 mph (113 kph) and reached estimated speeds of at least 100 mph (160 kph).

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New Map Shows How Groundwater Pumping Could Affect the Malad River

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A new report illustrates how groundwater pumping can affect the amount of water available in streams within the Malad-Lower Bear River Area in Utah. The product was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights.

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You Are Invited to Attend a Special Core Workshop: Introducing the Largest Single Field (Greater Aneth) Collection of Carbonate Cores in the Rocky Mountains!

 

                  

The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) is proud to announce a major donation of cores from Greater Aneth field in the Paradox Basin of southeastern Utah. This massive and scientifically significant collection of cores (from over 125 wells) was generously donated to the UGS by the field operator, Resolute Energy Corporation of Denver, Colorado. Greater Aneth is Utah’s largest field having produced over 480 million BO and 437 BCFG from oolitic and phylloid-algal limestones and dolomites of the Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation. The UGS and Resolute invite you to attend a special core workshop designed to introduce this amazing collection to the geologic community (industry, universities, consultants, etc.).

  • Sponsors: The Utah Geological Survey and Resolute Energy Corporation
  • Cost: none
  • Date and Time: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 8:30 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
  • Location: UGS’s Utah Core Research Center (UCRC), 240 North Redwood Road, Salt Lake City, Utah (Ph.: 801/537-3359)
  • Lunch: provided compliments of Resolute
  • Workshop Notes and Handouts: provided compliments of the UGS

 

Please RSVP

Registration (limited to 40 attendees): Cheryl Gustin, UGS

Ph. – (801) 537-3360; email – cherylgustin@utah.gov

For more information contact: Tom Chidsey, UGS
Ph. – (801) 537-3364; email – tomchidsey@utah.gov

Preliminary Agenda

Welcome and Overview of the UGS’s Core Research Center – Peter Nielsen, UGS Core Center Curator

Lecture Session

Reservoir Properties and Carbonate Petrography of the Aneth Unit, Greater Aneth Field – Tom Chidsey, UGS Geologist, and Dave Eby, Eby Petrography & Consulting, Inc.

Resolute’s Aneth Field Development Program, 2006–Present (Horizontal Drilling and CO2 Injection) – Steve Hoppe, Resolute Engineer

A Quick Note on Desert Creek Nomenclature – Jason Burris, Resolute Geologist

Core Examination Sessions

Core Examination Session I: Dave Eby

Core Examination Session II: Dr. Scott M. Ritter (professor) and graduate students, Brigham Young University Department of Geological Sciences

Roundtable Discussion Session on Research Opportunities/Recommendations – Tom Chidsey, Jason Burris, Scott Ritter, Dave Eby, and Peter Nielsen, Moderators

Closing Remarks/Wrap up – Tom Chidsey

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Rock and Mineral festival celebrates Utah’s rich landscape

sltrib.com

Few places on earth offer geology as interesting as that found in Utah. From the Colorado Plateau to the basin and range of the West Desert to the Wasatch Front, the earth on display is almost unmatched in its variety.

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Earth Science Week 2016

Earth Science Week is in full swing at the Utah Geological Survey this week.

Our stream trailer allows students to create and destroy a river landscape while learning about deposition and erosion.

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UGS receives a new core donation from Whiting Oil & Gas.

UGS has received an exciting new core donation from Whiting Oil & Gas. It’s from four wells near the northern end of the San Rafael Swell with core from the Moenkopi Formation.

Contact the Utah Core Research Center for additional information.

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Utah emerges as 1 of 2 candidates for underground geothermal lab

ksl.com

The University of Utah emerged as one of two final candidates in a nationwide hunt to develop an underground laboratory tapping ways to harness the power of man-made geothermal reservoirs.

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September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month, a time to highlight the resources available to help you and your loved ones stay as safe as possible. This article features several science tools that are important for preparing for such events and helping guide decisions to minimize impacts.

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