7 News Shorts
8 Lights out
9 U.S. could grab more Arctic seafloor
9 Where’s the wheat?
10 Dino digestion in a test tube
11 Funding a nuclear surge
12 Corals safer in warm ocean pools
13 FutureGen gets a facelift
14 Pumping iron in Peru
15 Franken-proteins tell heat tale
16 Fourth quarter in the Arctic
16 Did you know?
17 Meteor shocks Pacific Northwest
18 Are we square?
19 Chip off the old block
19 Adriatic still active
20 Mineral resource of the month: gemstones
58 A POLITICAL COMMENT ON...
Design Issues in Climate Policy:
How Cap-and-Trade Took Center Stage
In the 110th Congress, at least seven economy-wide cap-and-trade bills have been introduced. Why almost all climate-related legislative proposals focus on cap-and-trade is worth exploring.
Bryan K. Mignone
59 A COMMENT ON...
Preparing Students for Geosciences of the Future
Society faces an ever-expanding number of difficult challenges — and geoscience students can prepare to help meet them.
Cathryn A. Manduca, Heather Macdonald and Geoff Feiss
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
A False Report, A Rumor, A Hoax
Geologists take safety seriously, planning ahead for almost any scenario. Unfortunately, it’s the human element that can’t be planned for, as tragic events like the shooting at Northern Illinois University show.
Lisa A. Rossbacher
4 FROM THE EDITOR
5 LETTERS: Perspectives
6 WHERE ON EARTH?
42 OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Travertine: A Tie That Binds Two Great Structures
What do the Roman Colosseum and the Getty Museum have in common? They're composed of travertine, a type of limestone used in many buildings around the world. The stone is never more impressive than as the setting for these two monumental structures.
Movies: There Will Be Blood …
Books: Striking a Blow for Science: A Review of Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
On the Web: Science in a Kid-Sized Sound Bite
Books: A Look at Earth’s Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet
50 CLASSIFIEDS: Career
April 28, 1947: The Kon-Tiki Sets Sail for Polynesia
57 DOWN TO EARTH WITH...
Atmospheric scientist, engineer and president of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Susan Avery
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