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: http://mrsc.org/Home/Stay-Informed/MRSC-Insight/July-2017/Critical-Areas-Knowing-Where-They-Are.aspx

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: http://www.geoethics.org/ctsg [...]

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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