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December 2003
vol. 48, no. 12

FEATURES

14 Sustainable Development and the Use of Nonrenewable Resources

Given enough time and with enough ingenuity, people can find long-term solutions for responsibly developing Earth's resources.
F.W. Wellmer and M. Kosinowski

18 Bringing Sustainability to the People of Nunavut
In Canada's newest and largest territory, successful development of mineral resources is the
key to progress.
Ross L. Sherlock, David J. Scott and Gordon MacKay

22 South Africa's Geological Gifts
The second largest mining sector in the world, South Africa has a rich geological history that is responsible for the country's wealth of gems, metals and other minerals.
Mike G.C. Wilson
Plus! Sweeping changes for South African mining policy

26 Probing an Underground Acid-Mine Drainage Ecosystem
Traditional approaches to remediate acid drainage from mining have failed to address a root cause: thriving underground microbial communities.
Eric C. Hince and Eleanora I. Robbins



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Tracking Material Flows Can Strengthen Public Policy

To better manage resources in the United States, policy-makers need to understand the flow of materials from the time of extraction to use and disposal or reuse.
R. Larry Grayson

6 NEWS NOTES
Glacial earthquakes * Super-hard graphite * Skiing and mining intersect in Colorado * Vertebrates and tectonics * La Niña controls Amazon floodplain * Cool Cambrian triggers life

12 FOR STUDENTS
Applied Geology in Service of the Public Welfare
Engineering geologists play a crucial role in providing geological information to the public.
Allen W. Hatheway, Richard J. Proctor and David B. Simon

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Water is for Fightin'
The High Plains aquifer could be a casualty in a political battle to prevent coordinated scientific characterization of this important groundwater system.
David Applegate

32 GEOPHENOMENA
Unknown Future for Coral Reefs

38 TECHNOLOGY
Fingerprinting a Diamond's Source

40 GEOMEDIA
On the Shelf for the Holidays: Choice picks for books with a geological flare.

56 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Coffee, Tea or Phi?
Coffee is not only vital to the day-to-day functioning of geologists. It is also an important tool for modeling and understanding earth processes.
Lisa Rossbacher

DEPARTMENTS

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

34 Profiles: Geoscience fellows climb the Hill
36 Benchmarks
: Looking back in Geotimes
36 Energy and Resources: Fluorspar
44 GeoMarketplace
47 Classified Ads:
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59 Contributors Page

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