Author Archives: Dana Hunter

Geologic Mayhem on Netflix

In the mood for disaster? Netflix has some good ‘uns for you!

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How to Get Mistaken for a Geologist

Geologists are cool! Here’s how you can play one on the internet.

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Geology Grab Bag: Earthy Disasters and Earthquakes from Space, Oh My!

Three incidents of earth on the move show us why geology matters to human settlements.

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Thrills! Chills! Mount Saint Helens Eruption Mayhem!

Let’s end 2017 with a bang!

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Betsy DeVos: A Disaster for Student Civil Rights

Thanks to DeVos, the U.S. Department of Education is failing students

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8 Ways the Trump Administration Has Been a Disaster for Science and Our Public Lands

It’s been a grim year

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Lava versus GoPro–Fight!

You may or may not believe what happens when a GoPro camera is pitted against pahoehoe

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9 Must-Have Volcano Books for All Your Gifting Needs

I’ve got an explosive holiday book list for you this holiday season!

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A Flat Earther’s Steamy Attempt at Proof

Plus, why some flat Earth enthusiasts claim forests aren’t real. Seriously

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Treat Bag Geology

Halloween comes early to Rosetta Stones. Let’s see what kind of goodies are in the bag!

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Disaster Geology: A Tale of 2 Mexican Earthquakes

A deep-dive into Mexico’s remarkable string of natural disasters

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The Trump Administration’s Effect on National Parks

It’s been a hard summer for our public lands

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Disasters Abound–but You Can Make a Difference

South Asia, Sierra Leone and southern Texas are experiencing catastrophic flooding and landslides. Here’s how to help

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Seniors, Get Your Lifetime National Park Pass Now

Get your lifetime pass before the price takes a quantum leap!

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Shingle Beaches: Pebble Paradises

Get to know shingle beaches in five easy sections!

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Rocks: A Handy Book for Tiny Geologists

Discover a fantastic book to give to kids as they explore the rocky world this summer.

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Sweeping Sands

Let’s visit some dunes I have known—including some frozen in time

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Born in Catastrophe: Silver Lake

A serene little Pacific Northwest lake has a violent origin

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Liesegang Banding: Automatic Art

Nature is a marvelous painter

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Permanent Impermanence, or How the Fudge Did That Fossilize?

Imagine the weather turning to stone…

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Bad Signs

What happens when a geologist with a Sharpie encounters wrong information on a public sign?

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The True Story of the Mar-a-Lago "Sinkhole"

What really happened at Mar-a-Lago on Monday—and what to do if it happens to you

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37 Years Ago, America’s Relationship with Volcanoes Changed Forever

The Mount Saint Helens eruptions was a scientific boon

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The Shocking Truth about Aftershocks

After an earthquake, some aftershocks go on for an astonishingly long time.

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The Inside Scoop on the Chilean Earthquake Swarm

According to locals, Valparaiso’s 6.9 isn’t worthy of being called an earthquake

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Republicans Want to Destroy Our National Parks. It’s Up to Us to Save Them

You can protect our public lands. Here’s how

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An Educator’s Plea To Betsy DeVos

A recently retired public school educator has some reasonable requests to make of our new Secretary Of Education.

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The National Park Service Won’t Be Silenced

NPS employees have a message for the Trump Administration

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Troubling Signs for Science under Trump

The next four years are looking grim for science in America

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Geologists Have an Incentive to be Naughty

Why you should never try to get a geology buff to behave by threatening them with coal in their stocking.

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