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How isotopes can help us understand Cape Town’s water crisis

Rosy Finlayson, Ayabonga Mtsotso and Nomvo Kasolo

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Writing for change

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” Carl Sagan (1934-1996), Astronomer and Science Communicator.  We can ask of this quote, but by who?

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Autodidacticism, hobbies and your professional future

My students often ask me how I learnt to make nice images and graphs for papers, cool diagrams, videos or programs. "What software do you use?" — is the typical question. So here goes some facts about

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The Value of Field Training in Geochemistry

Field work is a key part of training for many geological careers. From locating and describing new deposits to excavating rocks and fossils, to identifying structural relationships between different

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Geochemists in the time of COVID-19: part 2

In this new series on the EAG blogosphere, geochemists from around the world have been telling us about their experiences during this difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic: how it has affected

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Geochemists in the time of COVID-19: part 1

In this new series on the EAG blogosphere, geochemists from around the world tell us about their experiences during this difficult period of the COVID-19 pandemic: how it has affected their academic

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DIY for the field

Last month in 'Lab Corner', we featured some tips and tricks for repurposing everyday items for the lab and field. In this next contribution, geomicrobiologists from the University of Oklahoma put

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Sun, sand and speed dating in Belgium – ChemCYS 2020

In Blankenberge (Belgium), 19th - 21st February 2020 Welcome to Blankenberge! A famous Belgian seaside resort by the North Sea, meeting place of families and old people in summer

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Lab Corner
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Repurposing everyday items for geochemistry

For the EAG Blogosphere's new "Lab Corner", the EAG want to know: What everyday item or household tool have you repurposed for science? 

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A field course in Tenerife: the importance of understanding physical volcanology for a geochemist!

During my first years as an undergraduate geology student I developed a passion for fieldwork and fieldtrips. In my experience, geology is best taught and understood in the field and therefore

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AGU Chapman Conference on Asian Monsoons, Washington DC, January 5-9, 2020

In early January, sub-zero temperatures and long dark days aren’t exactly conducive to stimulating and energizing oneself. However, in Washington D.C. this year, my January Blues swiftly disappeared

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AGU Fall Meeting 2019: Hong Chin Ng

I was very excited to attend AGU this year because it was the first time I was provided the opportunity to give an invited talk at such a prestigious conference. I presented my recent study

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