Trailer: Water Before Anything

submitted by: Doorbell Productions

A movie that documents the successful Task Force process in Oregon's Umatilla County. Umatilla County has one of the worst groundwater depletion problems in the world. Five years ago a Task Force was formed to address sustainability and water rights. In 2009 the Umatilla Planning Commission adopted the Task Force's plan for sustainability beyond the year 2050. This film chronicles the conversation around groundwater and proposes that water is unique in its ability to transform conflict.

Kaleidoscope Project

submitted by: Doorbell Productions

A proposal for an interactive process that integrates myth and science regarding water-culture awareness. If science and myth are reconciled, we believe that synthesis can occur within communities in ways that enable collaboration, trust building, and local water policy change, especially where common pool resources are a concern.
Kaleidoscope Authors: John Klock, Ana Lu Fonseca, Denise Elston, Sarah Sheldrick, and Brock Tabor

Phytoplankton and Climate Change

submitted by: sinia planeta

Dr. Jeffrey Krause explains the potential effect of global climate change on the ocean's phytoplankton and marine ecosystems. (CLIMECO Summer School, Brest France 2008; CLIMECO Summer School was sponsored by IMBER, EUR-OCEANS and WCRP).

Visualization in Hydrology using Google Earth

submitted by: broxtopd
This submission is designed to illustrate the effectiveness of using Google Earth visualizations to convey hydrologic information. The presentation is divided into several parts. After an introduction, there is a section describing the usefulness of using Google Earth to display spatial data, a section highlighting the overlay of static map coverages in Google Earth such as USGS topographic overlays and maps representing various topographic characteristics, and a section pertaining to my...

Green Bullet

Scientists take aim with tiny algae and their giant promise as the biofuel solution of the future

SDSU Geological Sciences - Seminar - Robert Gaines

submitted by: tcarrasc
Paleoenvironments, Paleoecology, and Exceptional Preservation in Burgess Shale-type Deposits - Robert Gaines; Department of Geology, Pomona College: Cambrian Burgess Shale-type (BST) deposits occur worldwide and offer a remarkable window on the initial Phanerozoic radiation of the Metazoa. However, BST deposits also represent significant deviations from the constraints that govern the typical operation of the fossil record. These deviations remain to be adequately accounted for,...