From the peer-review process to our very concept of what it means to be brilliant, studies show that women face subtle biases and structural barriers to success in the geosciences. Every female scientist has a story. One woman was warned not to wear her wedding ring to job interviews. Another noticed that her adviser showered … More Data illuminate a mountain of molehills facing women scientists
Scientists say it’s just a matter of time before the big one strikes Los Angeles, and when it does, the results could be catastrophic. Last year, however, the city started to get serious about seismic safety. With the help of USGS seismologist Lucy Jones, the mayor’s office has developed a plan to reduce risks and … More Los Angeles Faces Its Earthquake Threat
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is rich in copper metal, and people have been mining it for longer than you might expect–about 8,000 years. Learn how a team of scientists used traces of pollution trapped in lake sediments to reconstruct ancient mining activities on Isle Royale National Park in my story for Eos.org.
In 2012, seven Italian scientists and public officials were sentenced to six years in jail for failing to warn the city of L’Aquila about the possibility of a devastating earthquake, which arrived on April 6, 2009. But the L’Aquila Seven, as they’re known, appealed the decision in 2014 and were eventually acquitted. Read about the … More Italian seismologists acquitted in L’Aquila