A Detailed Look at New Zealand’s Kaikoura Earthquake

20 April 2017-DENVER — The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake that struck the South Island of New Zealand last November was the largest on-land recorded earthquake in the country’s history. In a special session at the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting, researchers gathered to describe their findings on the quake and its implications for further seismic activity in the region.

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Governor Hickenlooper at SSA: “Policymaking Needs to Be Based on the Facts”

19 April 2017-DENVER — Speaking at the 2017 SSA Annual Meeting, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said science is “the best tool we have for predicting our future challenges and what our best responses are.”

“Policymaking needs to be based on the facts,” said Hickenlooper, the keynote speaker for the Society’s annual Public Policy Luncheon. “It has to be based on a strong foundation of science. There are always going to be arguments, there are strong self-interests in these issues. But you have to recognize … that facts have weight.”

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