and Earth Science Go Underground
Last September, physicists met to discuss a proposed National Underground
Science Laboratory. Earth scientists were at the meeting too, making the
case for a long-awaited underground earth science laboratory.
Brian McPherson et al.
the Worlds Longest Rail Tunnel
To reduce truck traffic through the Alps, Switzerland is improving its
rail system. Part of the project means building two tunnels under the
mountains, one that will stretch 57 kilometers long.
Simon Löw and Herbert Einstein
from the Underground
This year's career profiles go in-depth, featuring geologists who make
caves and mines their workplaces.
Burying carbon dioxide
April: Geoscience policy:
science at the state surveys
May: Geology on Mars
read our special careers page.
Notes: Read this month's energy notes
and link to a new archive of past energy
hits remote China
in New York
heat in Japan
defense top Bush budget proposal
show fault in New Madrid seismic zone
water on Earth
under a magnifying glass
travels after 9/11
future for Iraq's oil
Going Underground and Crossing Boundaries
Any plan to build an underground laboratory will demand that geoscience and
Congress, New Faces
look at the new leaders who will be making key decisions that affect earth sciences.
and grow: How to bring students and scientists together.
Robert Merril Ross and Paul Gwion Harnik
Eye on Weather at its Worst
A trip to the top of Mount Washington.
Energy & Resources
energy's Achilles' heel
Creeping toward quake early
move closer to giving communities notice of an approaching quake.
Lisa M. Pinsker