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A New Look at Mining and the Environment: Finding Common Ground
U.S. mining industry and environmental groups are in a standoff that is historically rooted, but not necessarily unbridgeable, as is evident from other countries.
Frank T. Manheim

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The Rush to Uncover Gold's Origins Print Exclusive
Geologists are hotly debating the genesis of 25 percent of the world's annual gold output.
John Muntean

Diamonds Bedazzle Canadian North Print Exclusive
Canada is the sixth largest diamond producer in the world, and is getting a boost with new tools to navigate the region's unique climate and geology.
Kathryn Hansen

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Feeling the heat wave
Tiny fossils go 3-D
Faith-based carbon credits systems
Tiny T. rex cousin
Minerals cut again
Deep sediments, strong quakes
Fossil bites into mammal stereotypes
Undersea methane not to blame
Tibetan plateau timing

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Italy's hidden hazard
Philippines village buried

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Royalties flushed
Mineral Resource of the Month: Mercury

Trends & Innovations Print Exclusive
Trying out Prehistoric Tools
Experimental archaeology seeks to understand how ancient people forged and used tools, weapons and other objects.
Megan Sever

Education & Outreach
Need a Job? Coal Workers Wanted
With academic mining programs disappearing and a wave of retirements, the demand for coal workers is rising.
Naomi Lubick

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Digging Into Coal Mining Safety
The United States is looking at the safety of underground coal mines in light of several high-profile mining accidents earlier this year, but any evaluation of the current state of the industry needs to delve below the headlines.
Robert Ferriter

Political Scene
Energy Efforts on Tap
Months after passage of the energy bill, lawmakers are still ironing out short- and long-term goals to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and gas.
Margaret Anne Baker

Geologic Column
Oink If You Love Coal

Pigs eat coal - it's true, just ask around.
Edward R. Landa

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Ann Carpenter: Searching for gold

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Wikipedia v. Britannica: Reader beware
Books: Amazing ice: A review of Ice: The Nature, the History and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance
On the Web: Podcast powwow

April 18, 1906: The Great Earthquake Destroys San Francisco
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake strikes San Francisco, Calif., sparking fires that engulf the city.

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Where on Earth?
At the height of its production in the early 20th century, the Kelly Mine near Socorro, N.M., shown here in 1995, was well-known for producing a green-blue zinc carbonate mineral called smithsonite. But now, it stands largely abandoned and as a symbol of the mining days of old. Today, new technologies and policies, as well as scientific progress, are shaping a different view of mining. Photo is courtesy of Christopher M. Keane.
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