Marine Protected Areas Help Safeguard Aquatic Life Print Exclusive Although many marine ecosystems are facing tough challenges, scientific evidence suggests it's not too late to take serious measures to protect life in the oceans. Jane Lubchenco and Kirsten Grorud-Colvert
The Agricultural Impact of Global Climate Change: How Can Developing-Country Farmers Cope?
Print Exclusive Researchers are working with farmers to institute sustainable land-use practices and to develop crops that are more "climate resilient," to help alleviate some of the potential implications of global climate change. Nathan Russell
TRENDS & INNOVATIONS Singing Songs of VolcanoesPrint Exclusive Researchers are exploring the power of sound, recording the seismic rumblings of active volcanoes and making music out of the garbled recordings. Carolyn Gramling
viewsA COMMENT ON ... Education: Why Do I Have to Learn Geometry? Math and science are critical subjects for students to learn at a young age. Congress is considering a host of new initiatives to help bolster math
and science education. Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers
GEOLOGIC COLUMN Taxpayer’s Regret When broken down on a per capita basis, it’s much easier to understand where our individual tax dollars are going. This April, some people may be suffering taxpayers’ regret. Fred Schwab
coverON THE COVER In developing countries such as Pakistan, as shown here, finding and maintaining potable water is a growing challenge as populations expand and the climate changes. Read more about the challenges on p. 38. Photo is courtesy of the U.N. OCHA Regional Office for Pakistan.