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December 2004
vol. 49, no. 12

FEATURES

18 Global Oil Hot Spots
Changing technological, political and economic landscapes are opening up new opportunities — and new challenges — for meeting the world's petroleum needs.
Geotimes staff

26 U.S. Offshore Oil Industry: New Perspectives on an Old Conflict
The United States and Norway have taken vastly different approaches for developing oil resources offshore while addressing environmental concerns.
Frank T. Manheim

30 Deepwater: Petroleum's Third Wave
Offshore exploration for petroleum is reaching deeper than ever before.
Rasoul Sorkhabi

32 A Passive Approach to Healthy Oil Production
Listening to the planet's creaks and groans allows researchers to "watch" what is happening to oil and
natural gas belowground.
Lisa M. Pinsker


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
Seismic Success Story in Wyoming
Citizens can be effective in promoting policy change: Take the case of a group of local citizens who rallied the support of Congress and their community in installing a seismic network.
Wallace Ulrich


8 NEWS NOTES
Alaska's new pipeline * New dates for old deer bones * Carbon dioxide alchemy * Antarctic ice connections * Review of creationist book shelved * Pyrite fossil preservation * Acidic waters threaten sea life * Vying for the North Pole

17 POLITICAL SCENE
Beating Natural Hazards to the Punch

Proactive strategies to mitigate natural hazards will develop a strong society prepared for any disaster.
Emily Lehr Wallace and David R. Millar

38 GEOPHENOMENA
Corroding pipe organs
Extreme storms as climate warms

40 FOR STUDENTS
Dangerous Field Encounters
From skirting mountain drops and avoiding hostile townspeople to fighting off predatory animals, working in the field can be hazardous.
Callan Bentley

44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Mineral of the Month: Gypsum

45 PROFILES
Geofellows in D.C.

48 GEOMEDIA
Books: On the Shelf for the Holidays
Books: Quakes, shakes and fakes: A review of The Big One
On the Web: Energy site for kids
Maps: New maps from the U.S. Geological Survey

72 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Was Chicken Little Right?

The sky is falling on science and technology in the United States — or is it?
Fred Schwab

DEPARTMENTS
 4 From the Editor
 6 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
36 Where on Earth?

52 Benchmarks:
Looking back in Geotimes
54 GeoMarketplace

56 Classifieds:
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