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More on Global Warming

By | 2008-12-09T17:38:57+00:00 December 9th, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology, politics, science generally|Tags: , , |

Copyright 2006 More cries of Global Warming in the News.  One of our Ex-Vice Presidents is even on the band wagon tooting his horn.  There is no question that we are enjoying warm/ dry summer temperatures that relate to the latest cycle of drought that mother nature has provided us. I seems that this year's drought is a continuation of [...]

Geologic Potty Training

By | 2008-12-08T17:41:37+00:00 December 8th, 2008|Categories: Collecting Fossils, Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology, science generally|Tags: , , , |

Earth scientists study any aspect that warrants close attention. Young ambitious graduate students will study almost anything.  As a grad student, I looked in detail at a two foot thick bed of 400 million year old lagoonaly derived limestone that covered about 100 square miles of south eastern Indiana, others were doing different tasks their professors dutifully assigned them.  One of [...]

Global Warming again?

By | 2008-12-06T23:55:10+00:00 December 6th, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ahhh for the good old days of global warming.... Back in 2005, I was ranting in the pages of the Powder River Examiner (and others)on the Climate Gloom/Doom Folks called Global Warmers and made the prediction that we will be wishing for the good old warm days around 2025. By then the new global cooling trend [...]

Global Warming

By | 2008-12-06T23:34:47+00:00 December 6th, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology, science generally|Tags: , , , , , |

I wrote this back in 2004   Time to sell the snowmobile! One of the really big and controversial topics of the modern age is global warming. As an earth scientist, I have been following the subject since its first appearance on the national news scene around 12 years ago.  Such discussions seem to be trendy [...]

Common Sense Fossil Collecting Access

By | 2008-12-04T22:49:21+00:00 December 4th, 2008|Categories: Collecting Fossils, Dinosaur Ranch News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Article: How to Approach Fossil Collecting and How Not to Get Shot at Doing So. By Franklin E. Bliss Bliss Ranch So you want to collect dinosaur or other fossils and you are visiting an area that might have federal/state/indian lands or even worse, the dreaded private land. The following is a discussion of what it [...]

Now we’ve done it

By | 2008-12-03T23:59:36+00:00 December 3rd, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, science generally|Tags: , , , , , |

copyright 2008 Now we've done it.  We've gone and changed things too much.  A group of geologists now think that mankind has modified the earth so much in the last 200 years that they have just formally published a paper designating a NEW geologic EPOCH!  Let me explain and bear with me a bit on the [...]

A Mailbox on a Corner in Wyoming

By | 2008-12-03T22:50:23+00:00 December 3rd, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, Home and Backcountry|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Article A Mailbox on a Corner in Wyoming My family and I have always lived in small communities with all the conveniences of modern life.  The small towns I lived in had a well developed social support structure, a police presence, an educations structure and town government or competitive private business to take care of the utility [...]

Tsunami

By | 2008-11-25T23:22:38+00:00 November 25th, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, science generally|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The good thing about living near the geographic center of the continent (Belle Fourche, SD) is that we don't have to worry much about Tsunami waves.  This does not however diminish the significance of the recent disaster in the Indian Ocean.  When I first heard about the event, national news media were reporting a magnitude 8.9 [...]

Black Hills

By | 2008-11-22T23:12:08+00:00 November 22nd, 2008|Categories: Dinosaur Ranch News, General Geology|Tags: , , , , , , |

As you remember, a theme of mine is to remind you readers of the myriad ways that geology affects our lives.  Locally this is an easy task.  In this column, I simply point your attention a hundred miles to the east. The Black Hills are a local feature that we often take for granted.  How many times have you [...]