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vol. 50, no. 8
18 Weighing in on Renewable
Producing energy always requires energy, and that paradox highlights the importance
of efficiency when judging any new energy technology.
24 The Race to Connect Cars,
Communities and Renewables
There is a new way for people to cash in on hybrid cars on the grid
and some people hope that integration will be in our future.
Terry Penney and Jennifer Elling
30 Hooking into Local Clean
From underwater turbines in the East River to solar energy panels at the Pentagon,
some innovative projects are using non-oil and gas energy sources to generate
The Sustainable Hydrogen Economy
Hydrogen offers something most other alternative energy sources do not
the potential to replace gasoline in the transportation sector.
John A. Turner
8 NEWS NOTES
Red tide plagues Northeast *
Early migration for Canadian oil *
Space administration shakeup *
Sumatra tsunami fault photographed *
Confusion over sinking coasts in Gulf *
River of data decodes Nile cycles *
Marshes record climate changes *
Heat on U.S. climate policy *
Icy methane volcano on Titan
17 POLITICAL SCENE
The State of Nuclear Nonproliferation
On the Hill, nuclear issues have been garnering attention, as leaders
consider both energy and security issues.
California earthquakes linked?
Great Salt Lake spiral submerged
Injecting Energy Into Advertising
What do a tap-dancing elephant
and 3-D seismic have in common? Just turn on your TV, and dont skip
46 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Geology 101 in Prison
Meet the graduating class
at San Quentin: Their dorms are behind bars, the prison yard is their
classroom, and their teachers include geologists who are eager to
expand their horizons.
48 ENERGY & RESOURCES
U.S.-China energy quandary
Mineral of the Month: Cadmium
Movies: I.D. screen time at the
Books: Dancing with giants: A
review of The Last Giant of Beringia
Books: Skimming the surface of
an epidemic: A review of Venomous Earth
Maps: Mapping a transportation
hub in Alabama
On the Web: Earthquake prediction
Brian Atwater: Earthquake hunter in the field
August 24, A.D. 79
Mount Vesuvius buries the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
68 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Our National Treasure
Look no further than the U.S.
National Park System for some unique refuges that are in need of some
extra attention countrywide.
6 Letters: Perspectives
38 Where on Earth?
60 Classifieds: Career
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