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December 18
Travels in Geology: Dominica: The Caribbean "Nature Island"

December 12
Small nuclear war could pose large climate consequences
December 12
Tsunami risk still high in Sumatra
December 4 updated Dec. 6
Meteorite pre-dates solar system
November 15
Neanderthal DNA unraveled


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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2006


Climate Feature CLIMATE: CLIMATE POLICY
Wading Into Heated Politics: Q&A with Gerald North
The recent chair of a National Academy of Sciences committee to study climate change discusses the continuing controversy surrounding some key climate studies, including recent congressional hearings on the topic.
Plus! The top climate news stories of 2006


Paleo Feature PALEONTOLOGY: MISSING LINKS
Finding a Fishy Connection: Q&A with Jenny Clack
This year's discovery of a 375-million-year-old transitional fish fossil is changing how scientists think about the evolutionary transition from water to land.
Plus! The top paleontology news stories of 2006


Energy Feature ENERGY: ENERGY ECONOMICS
Global Supply and Demand: Q&A with John Felmy
The chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute discusses the oil market's ups and downs this year and how global events continue to shape prices.
Plus! The top energy news stories of 2006


Space Feature SPACE: ALIEN WORLDS
Finding Earth Analogues in Space: Q&A with David Stevenson
A small moon orbiting Saturn that has unique Earth-like qualities, is the big planetary science story this year, according to one researcher.
Plus! The top space news stories of 2006


Hazards Feature NATURAL HAZARDS: DAMAGE CONTROL
Watching for the Waves: Q&A with David Green
Efforts have ramped up this year to enable global tsunami warnings, and new technologies are helping, according to one tsunami program manager.
Plus! The top natural hazards news stories of 2006



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News Notes
Mudflows inundate Indonesian villages
Gold mine deposited rapidly
Dates help paint picture of early migration
Wobbling Earth linked to mammal extinctions
Debate continues over dinosaur demise
Lab experiment reveals earthquake ruptures
Cave discovery dazzles national park
New explanation offered for Delphi trances
Methane budget to become off-balance

Geophenomena Print Exclusive
African dust hampers storms
Stormy seas crack icebergs

Energy & Resources Print Exclusive
Mineral resource of the month: Bismuth
OPEC cuts oil output


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Don’t Prioritize: Mainstream Hazard Reduction Into Economic Development Aid
Geoscientists have a role to play in helping policy-makers and international aid organizations realize that funding natural hazards risk reduction programs is worthwhile.
Arthur Lerner-Lam

Political Scene
A Look Back at the 109th Congress: Like Oil and Water
Partisanship and a focus on emergency spending were largely to blame for Congress’ stalling on legislation to manage the long-term interests of U.S. resources.
Linda Rowan

Geologic Column
Why Fester? Letís Sequester!

Learn how a coal enthusiast became a carbon sequestration booster.
Fred Schwab

departments Profiles
Congressional science fellows: Broadening horizons

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Geomedia
Books: Holiday reading picks
On the Web: Earth science and geologic time visualized

Benchmarks Print Exclusive
December 14, 1911: Amundsen makes it to the South Pole

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