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February 2000 Issue:

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An onshore oil field near Baku in Azerbaijan. As the former Soviet republic invites investment by foreign companies, more drilling will move from onshore to offshore reserves in the Caspian Sea. Photo supplied courtesy of ExxonMobil Exploration Co. 
From the Editor
by Kristina Bartlett and David Applegate
Political Scene
by Eileen McLellan
The Two Cultures

The Society Page

New! For Students
A special column by and for students

News Notes
Bacteria in Lake Vostok

HELP for water resources

Freeze-fry from the snowball Earth

Killer snores of sleeping giants

Evidence for a 'methane burp'

Mountain winds take off

and more...


Devil in the Details: The Science of Forensic Geology

In 1985, the F.B.I. used forensic geology to reveal a cover-up by the Mexican Federal Judicial Police in the death of F.B.I. agent Enrique Camarena Salazar. The diversity of earth materials make them ideal clues for solving crimes. Raymond Murray, coauthor of the first textbook on forensic geology, describes his science.

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