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18 NATURAL HAZARDS
A Year of Living Dangerously
From Sumatra to the Gulf Coast, natural disasters remind us of the dynamic forces at work on Earth and our growing responsibility to understand and address them.
Plus! Drilling a fault, Mount St. Helens and other hazards news from 2005
A Warming World
Global-scale models and observations are sharpening scientists' view of a dramatically changing climate.
Kevin E. Trenberth
Plus! Global warming and storms, melting ice, drought and more
Energy Outlook 2005
Energy has been in the spotlight in the wake of Gulf Coast hurricanes, peak oil predictions and increased worldwide demand.
William L. Fisher
Plus! The energy bill, rising gas prices and other energy news from 2005
Out of the Past and Into the Future
New techniques and fossil finds are shaping understanding of life's patterns through time.
Douglas H. Erwin
Plus! Early Americans, T. rex tissue, "hobbits" in Indonesia, the evolution debate and more
Exploring the Universe
Planetary geologist David J. Stevenson talks about the biggest discoveries in space over the past year.
Plus! Discovery launches, Saturn's moons, Mars rovers and other space news from 2005
Dont Try to Fool Mother Nature
Protecting a city that lies in a delta such as New Orleans is an uphill battle against the laws of nature.
Donald C. Swanson
8 NEWS NOTES
17 POLITICAL SCENE
52 EDUCATION &
56 ENERGY & RESOURCES
84 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
4 From the Editor
6 Letters: Perspectives from readers
48 Where on Earth?
70 Classifieds: Career opportunities
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