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How I Overcame My Nerves and Thrived at a National Conference

Emily Russ • May 22, 2017

It was a chilly December morning in Baltimore as I boarded a plane bound for San Francisco. I held tightly my carry-on bag and poster tube, which contained the poster I would be presenting later in the week at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. I had never attended AGU, and this was actually my maiden voyage to California.

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What They Will Remember Ten Years From Now

Joel Bostic • March 6, 2017

Three years ago, I was beginning my final semester as an undergraduate and facing the daunting task of student-teaching high-school classes about earth and environmental science full time for 10 weeks. I often thought about what students should take away from my class. What do I want students to remember in ten years?

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Understanding Methodist Heritage Can Inform Planning Climate Futures

Elizabeth Van Dolah • February 23, 2017

I recently sat down with a local waterman on one of the old weathered pews of the Joshua Thomas Chapel in Deal Island, Maryland. I was there to learn about the local heritage of the small fishing and farming communities that are spread across the low-lying marshy islands of the Deal Island Peninsula. 

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Faster Computers, Better Data Key to Predicting Storm Surges Better

Fan Zhang • January 30, 2017

Storm surge is one of the most dangerous natural hazards in America, and it happens frequently. Just a few months ago, Hurricane Matthew generated significant storm surges from Florida to North Carolina, which caused extensive flooding and damage in coastal communities along its path.

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Learning About Menhaden: A Journey to Reedville

Emily Liljestrand • January 24, 2017

We had been driving for about four hours down the Atlantic coast, across fields and under wide skies, when we finally pulled off the road to a little café called Newsome’s Restaurant in Burgess, Virginia.

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