Last updated on April 7th, 2020 at 04:24 pm
Geology In is a website that publishes news related to geology. There is an about page listed, however the link does not work, therefore there isn’t information about mission or ownership of the website. Further, the contact page also does not list names. A Whois domain search reveals the domain was purchased in 2014.
Funded by / Ownership
Geology In does not disclose ownership nor any names associated with the website. Funding appears to be derived from abundant online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Geology In primarily aggregates geology news from other reputable science journals and magazines. Although the science information is generally credible, Geology In utilizes loaded sensational headlines such as this: Yellowstone Volcano Was Hit by Earthquake Swarm of 2,500 Tremors. This particular story was summarized from credible USGS information and used wording from a Newsweek article. In general, most stories follow the same format of summaries from other sources, sometimes these stories are copied verbatim, though credit is given to the original source.
Although Geology In summarizes or republishes credible science news, our criteria dictates that a source that does not disclose a combination of ownership, mission and authorship is listed as questionable due to a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 11/21/2016) (Updated 12/27/2018)