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IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) has posted a group of resources for educators about the Haiti earthquake.

A major earthquake occurred Tuesday in the boundary region separating the Caribbean plate and the North America plate. This plate boundary is dominated by left-lateral strike slip motion and compression, and accommodates about 20 mm/y slip, with the Caribbean plate moving eastward with respect to the North America plate.

Below you will find a petition to the Academic Council of the University of California. At this time, the "d" requirements for a lab science specifies only biology, chemistry and physics. If you are in favor of petitioning the UC Academic council to include Earth, Environmental, and Space Sciences as a choice for a "d" lab science, please "sign" the following petition.

IGES Earth Day Photo Contest for Grades 5-8

Win a Digital Camera; Photos must be snapped April 22-29

The science and education communities can take pride in a very strong showing at the recent Texas State Board of Education (SBoE) meetings. Unfortunately, politics won out in Texas. The creationist members of the SBoE voted as a block, and the more moderate, pro-science politicians could not hold together on critical votes.

The teaching of evolution is under attack in Texas yet again.


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