About Greg

Greg is the current President of Geology in the Public Interest and Chair of the Board of Directors. He holds degrees in Geology from Colorado School of Mines (PhD) and the University of Missouri-Rolla (BSc and MSc). He is also licensed in the State of Washington as an Engineering Geologist and currently sits on the State’s Geologist Licensing Board.

Geoscience and Society Summit

The need for scientific and cultural cooperation is acute at this moment in history. Never before has mankind been faced with the kind of cross-border and global challenges we face today that can only be conquered through sustained efforts supported by a large number of nations. For these reasons, it is crucial that geoscientists from [...]

2018-03-10T11:09:01-08:00March 10th, 2018|Conference, International collaboration|

Regulating Landslide Hazards

It should come as no surprise that landslides are dangerous. Massive and tragic events like the 2014 Oso landslide are exceedingly rare, but even so, landslides in the United States kill about 25 people each year and are responsible for $1-2 billion of property damage. In most cases, homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover property damage due [...]

2018-03-09T17:29:20-08:00March 9th, 2018|Geologic hazards, Uncategorized|

Critical Areas – Where are they?

For those of you interested in geologically hazardous areas, and how they are regulated (as critical areas) with respect to land use and construction, we refer you to the blog post linked here from the Municipal Research and Services Center in Seattle:

2017-07-23T11:32:44-07:00July 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

GPI supports Geoethics

Geology in the Public Interest is proud to add its voice to the other organizations that support the Cape Town Statement on Geoethics, prepared during the 35th International Geological Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.  We applaud the efforts of all involved, especially the International Association for Promoting Geoethics.  The Statement is available here: [...]

2018-03-09T17:30:47-08:00July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Hello world!

Welcome to the NEW Geology in the Public Interest Blog!  We promise to provide insightful and interesting comments and news and invite you to check back regularly.  You should also visit our web site occasionally for updates on our projects and initiatives.  Currently, we are raising money for our efforts overseas and we are organizing [...]

2017-05-22T10:53:24-07:00June 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|
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