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August 2002
vol. 47, no. 8

FEATURES

16 Rewriting History with New Oilfield Technology
Surveying deep in the Gulf of Mexico for an underwater pipeline, two archaeologists find a surprise from history.
Robert A. Church, Daniel J. Warren, Andrew W. Hill and Jonathan S. Smith

20 Geoscience Funding, Texas-Style
The University of Texas garnered a $150-million promise for geosciences.
Kristina Bartlett

24 Geophenomena Dry Spell
How the U.S. monitors drought and its effects.
Geotimes staff



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Conversations for the Earth Around Us
Earth scientists have a responsibility to celebrate and share their passion for Earth.
M. Ray Thomasson

6 NEWS NOTES
Seismic testimony in pipeline explosion * Song of the low tide blues * Guatemala's Olmec jade * Grounding Antarctic melting * Suspect killer: volcanism * Field Notes

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Climate Policy That Makes a Difference
The proposed Weather Safety Act will attempt to do something about the weather.
David Curtiss

35 GEOMEDIA
Review of Living With Earthquakes in California: a Survivor's Guide * Mapping tsunami risk in Alaska * Scientific journal for vadose zone

39 ON EXHIBIT
Marble Medley

Art, geology and history converge at the Vermont Marble Museum.
Alma Hale Paty

48 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Think Like a Geologist

Geologists are unique thinkers. This fact is both an advantage and disadvantage.
Lisa Rossbacher

DEPARTMENTS

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

30 Energy & Resources
32 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes

33 Society Page: News from geoscience societies
40 GeoMarketplace
42 Calender

43 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
47 Contributors Page


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