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April 2004
vol. 49, no. 4

FEATURES

14 In Harm's Way: Population and Volcanic Risk

Approximately 2.7 million people in Central America live in the shadow of an active volcano. A new measure of that population risk could help save lives during a volcanic disaster.
John W. Ewert and Christopher J. Harpel

18 Paths of Destruction: The Hidden Threat at Mount Rainier
The community surrounding Mount Rainier in Washington is taking action to better prepare for giant mudflows that could sweep off the volcano, with or without advance warning.
Lisa M. Pinsker

24 Geoscientists in the Peace Corps: A Strategic Revisit
Geologists who once served in the Peace Corps reflect on the present state of the foreign volunteer program.
David Hastings



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
A Celebration of 125 Years
In its anniversary year, the U.S. Geological Survey continues to provide timely information to the public about the world's changing environment.
Charles G. "Chip" Groat

6 NEWS NOTES
Russian oil rumbles * Tracks in the Colorado sand * Minerals on the line * Mars once drenched with water * A gem of a model * Iron bullets

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Breaking Down the Barriers: A Two-Part Series, Part I

Lobbying is a powerful tool for getting your message to Congress.
Eloise Kendy and Kevin Vranes

30 GEOPHENOMENA
Predicting landslides * Hot spring pops up in Paso Robles * Dry craters in Bhuj

32 PROFILES
Past is prologue: Honoring young scientists

34 TECHNOLOGY
A Climate of Your Own
A large climate model is borrowing computing time from more than 47,000 personal computers worldwide.
Tim Palucka

38 ENERGY & RESOURCES
New Collaboration in Minerals Research
Now more than ever, it is important that the United States be at the forefront of minerals research, and cooperative research centers could be the key.
Robert J. Kamilli and Mark D. Barton

40 GEOMEDIA
The Foreign Founder of the Smithsonian * Global Mars maps

52 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The Department You Save May be Your Own, Part I
One by one, geology departments are fighting for their survival.
Lisa Rossbacher and Dallas Rhodes

DEPARTMENTS

 2 From the Editor
 4 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
28 Where on Earth?

33 In Memoriam:
Hatten S. Yoder Jr. and Francis R. Boyd
39 Benchmarks:
Looking back in Geotimes
43 GeoMarketplace

44 Classified Ads:
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51 Contributors Page


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