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Posted on April 22 at 12:47 a.m.

See Oklahoma, below...

What would you expect to happen when fracking is performed near a major fault? Don't know? Want to experiment?

On Fracking Ban Critical for Climate

Posted on April 17 at 4:15 p.m.

Reminds one of the vessel proceeding forward in a fog, that sees a light in front. "Change course!" says the watch. "Negative." "Change course!" "Negative." "What's the matter with you?!" "I'm a lighthouse."

Pesky earth.

On Fracking Freak-Out Justified?

Posted on April 17 at 2:44 p.m.

See "30 Days, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide", or even just the 7 day map?

What's going on with the oddball "earthquakes" that have occurred in Oklahoma in the last couple of years?

What happens on an already active fault? Don't know? Want to experiment? In experiment language, would that be a "non-destructive experiment" or a "destructive experiment"?

Left wing mapper? Left wing USGS? Left wing earth?

Pesky earth.

On Fracking Freak-Out Justified?

Posted on April 17 at 7:15 a.m.

...if we're to remain dominant without using our many other weapons.

On Santa Barbara Public Market Opens

Posted on April 17 at 7:13 a.m.

Vs. Gelson's and Shady Acres?

And the air handling system? It's vs. gourmet flies. We're going to have to get used to that.

On Santa Barbara Public Market Opens

Posted on January 23 at 10:58 a.m.

Obsession. Hers and Mr. Riordan's.

On Amy Winehouse: 1983-2011

Posted on September 26 at 4:45 a.m.

Ahem... stratigraphy.

On Searching for 200-Year Storms

Posted on September 26 at 4:40 a.m.

May I suggest that the principals take a step or two back, and take a wider look, literally and figuratively. Literally, for example, start by going over to Goleta Beach and looking at the UCSB cliff. The long term picture represented by the soil stratification jumps out at you. Sandy layers, river rocky layers, fertile layers, barren layers. To be sure, strata nearer the front country could potentially be richer because there may be more cycles that didn't reach the current coast represented in the evidence. But the suggestions here would be efficient to follow up.

As another example, years ago as an archeology student at UCSB, I recall training on technique that took place at Devereaux -- our field lab. We raised implements from earlier occupants a meter and more down. They were, I think, from settlements two to six hundred years old. What buried them? The work continued for years.

Moreover, figuratively, take a broader disciplinary perspective. Speak with UCSB's archeologists, or any who have studied the area. Talk with paleobotanists familiar with the area. These scientists' academic work depends on accuracy when it comes to stratification. And numerous hypotheses have been proven or debunked.

Again, the factual evidence and documentation are not obscure. The scientists can point to much in just a conversation, and to more in the literature. There is already a considerable apperceptive base.

On Searching for 200-Year Storms

Posted on August 1 at 5:10 p.m.

One lesson that should be clear all around is that multi-year labor contracts are a fallacy.

On UC Coalition Rejecting Furloughs, Fees, Pay Cuts

Posted on May 9 at 4:26 p.m.

Whether this is almost game over, or halftime (see next week's weather on, you have been spectacular. In answer to "What do you call this?" I call it "24/7".

More broadly, and this is for down the line, I suggest that you are exploring the model of the future for print journalism... and doing so in an exemplary fashion that others ought to be watching very closely: Weekly print stories and commentary (and all the other entertainment, travel, dining etc.) and online as need/opportunity present -- 24/7.

In other words, "Watch This Space" for what is likely to survive and thrive in 21st Century journalism.

Or, in a word, "Pulitzer"!!!

On Looking Big, but Acting Smaller

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