Oregons Recipe for Mitigating Earthquakes
New laws are better protecting
Oregonians from seismic hazards, but passing the legislation was a
lesson in persistence and education.
Yumei Wang and William Burns
8 NEWS NOTES
Dwarfing Earth's largest dinosaur * Early life lines make waves
* Faster tsunami warnings with GPS * Unlocking jade's secrets *
Microbes reshuffle Earth's early history * Ancient bird fossil makes
a splash * Open access advancing * From hot to cold in the Arctic
* Tree rings reveal overestimate in Western water
Its Not Hairspray: Americas Need for Science Education
All citizens including
and especially politicians need to become well-informed on
scientific issues before addressing some of Earths most vexing
Controversial Bosnian pyramid
40 TRENDS &
Rivers in Chains
The Three Gorges Dam
is fueling controversy in Asia.
44 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Muddling Science at Parks and Museums
Disclaimers and reduced
funding are challenging the publics exposure to science in
U.S. parks and museums.
46 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Shaking out more oil
Europe on Kyoto
Mineral resource of the month: Tellurium
On Exhibit: The traveling Smithsonian
Books: Sharing Earths beauty: A review of Bedrock:
Writers on the Wonders of Geology
Books: Societal shifts: A review of The Winds of Change:
Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations
On the Web: U.N. resources
Todd Hoeksema: A flare for all things solar
10, 1846: Smithsonian Institution Founded
President James K. Polk signs the Smithsonian Institution
Act, creating the U.S. museum system from the money bequeathed by
Englishman James Smithson.
Where to Land?
Crater lake region or
glacier scientists have a lot to consider in choosing the
perfect landing site for the next robotic mission to Mars.