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Earthquake rocks East Africa
February 15
Travels in Geology: Boston
February 7
Budget blues and bonuses
February 3
Bush addresses alternative energy
January 30
2005 was warmest year on record

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Turning Trash Into Energy
The waste disposal industry is getting a makeover, with new technologies to convert waste into electricity and alternative fuels.
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Recovering Landfill Gas for Energy Print Exclusive
Landfills naturally produce a tremendous amount of gas, which engineers are now harnessing to fuel a variety of systems.
Amarjit Riat, Wayne Blake-Hedges and Eric Peterson

After Katrina: Tracking Air and Water Quality Print Exclusive
In New Orleans, researchers are still investigating the long-term impact of Hurricane Katrina on the region’s environment.

Naomi Lubick

Oil Spill First Responders Print Exclusive
When emergency responders rushed into the Gulf Coast region in the wake of many Katrina-related oil spills, they had a variety of tools to clean up the mess.
Megan Sever

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Trees confound global warming
Victory for evolution in Dover
Titanic methane rivers
Tiny moon, gigantic geyser
Carving on glacial time
Arsenic leaching into water from soil
Man-sized scorpion tracks
Is ocean circulation slowing down?
No lake on Mars?

Geophenomena Print Exclusive
A far-off new ocean
Longer to patch the ozone hole

Energy & Resources Print Exclusive
British oil fire
Drilling on the North Slope rejected
Mineral Resource of the Month: Tungsten

Education & Outreach
Louisiana Schools Shaken, Not Shattered
Students and faculty in the earth science departments at Louisiana universities are trying to return to normal, just like everyone else in the hurricane-affected region.
Kathryn Hansen

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The High Cost of Subsidized Coastal Development
Policy-makers need to reevaluate the way they award federal aid to coastal communities struck by natural disasters.
Robert S. Young

Political Scene
The Great Washington Rift
The challenge of working on Capitol Hill is separating the policy from the politics.
Steven Quane

Geologic Column
This Revolution Waits for No One

The e-revolution is in full swing and has its benefits, but is it possible to still hit the pause button?
Fred Schwab

departments Profiles
Margaret Kivelson: Magnetically minded

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Museums: Darwin’s life and work on exhibit
Deciphering the Grand Canyon: Review of Carving Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon: Solving Earth’s Grandest Puzzle

On the Web: Impact craters and carbon fund

Benchmarks Print Exclusive
Feb. 18, 1930: Pluto Discovered
Clyde Tombaugh identifies the ninth planet from the sun through a telescope at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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A worker extracts a drill from a landfill in Richmond, Ind., on Feb. 18, 2004, in preparation for a methane gas well. The gas from landfills can be used to produce electricity. Read about a landfill gas project in Virginia on page 26 in this issue, and read about other waste-to-energy projects on page 18. Photo is from AP/Wide World Photos.
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