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Oil Around the World
Geotimes examines the latest in oil exploration and production in the standard and not-so-standard oil-producing regions of Norway, Iraq, the South China Sea, India and Libya.
Carolyn Gramling, Megan Sever, Rasoul Sorkhabi and Erin Wayman

Africa: A New Frontier in Oil and Gas Exploration
Africa is relatively underexplored for hydrocarbons despite the continent’s rich natural endowments of oil and gas. But new developments are starting to bring these resources online.
Michelle Michot Foss

An “Unconventional” Future for Natural Gas in the United States Print Exclusive
Unconventional natural gas already accounts for almost a third of the annual domestic natural gas production in the lower 48 states, and estimates suggest that portion is only going to grow as demand for gas grows and traditional sources peter out.
William A. Ambrose, Eric C. Potter and Romulo Briceno

 

 

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Where's the wheat?  posted 2/28/08
Meteor shocks Pacific Northwest  posted 2/20/08
Travels in Geology: Abruzzo, Italy  posted 2/19/08
The Anthropocene: Humans tread heavily  posted 2/08/08
Tungurahua gets violent  posted 2/06/08
2009 budget tightens purse strings  posted 2/06/08
Travels in Geology: Northern Ireland  posted 1/25/08
Will the candidates talk science?  posted 1/18/08
Blues' clues: UV shows diamonds' fingerprints  posted 1/11/08
Travels in Geology: Valkenburg  posted 12/19/07
Congress passes energy bill  posted 12/18/07
Travels in Geology: Copahue, Argentina  posted 11/19/07
Powerful quake rumbles through Chile  posted 11/14/07
Fires' carbon contribution
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Travels in Geology: Pine Creek Gorge posted 10/25/07 
Looking deep into the heart of a fault posted 10/05/07 

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TB or not TB 
Long-lost Siberian crater found? 
Federal climate change initiative under the gun 
Roo roots 
New methane-munching bacteria discovered 
Genetics supports one main migration to Americas 
Plate tectonics on a planet far, far away 
Shining light on rogue waves 
More answers — and questions — about carbon storage 

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Mica sheets: bed for early life? 
Still mushy after all these years 
Mantle gas points to geothermal energy 
Mineral resource of the month: peat 



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Miracle Muds Print Exclusive
When two mysterious clays appeared to cure disfiguring bacterial ulcers, geologists were called in to figure just how these clays worked, and to see if other clays could cure similar diseases.
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Improving Evolution Education
The United States leads Western nations in ignorance about evolution. One way to remedy this situation is for geologists to get more involved in writing and editing textbooks.
Kevin Padian

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Another One Bites the Dust
Technology is great. But important life skills — such as spelling, doing math and now, giving directions — are being lost as computers, calculators and GPS devices take over. Beware: You may lose your sense of culture.
Lisa A. Rossbacher


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