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Presidential Initiatives & the Geosciences
D. James Baker
NEWS & FEATURES
Janice O. Childress FASTEX tracks Atlantic storms ...
Imaging a mantle plume ... When bad geology makes bad law ...
Rivers: no two alike ... Recipe for mediocrity? ... Bigger isn't
better ... Waiting for LightSAR
Geoscience in the President's Budget Request
GEOLOGY & POLITICS
What is the role of government in geoscience?
Balancing Act: Deficit Reduction, Basic Research, and the
by Daniel Sarewitz The government's commitment to balance
the federal budget could leave science agencies scrambling for
money. Fostering public debate on viable policy options may prove
a wiser course than aggressive lobbying for more science
A Geologist in Congress: A Geotimes Interview with Rep.
by Jonathan G. Price Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.) has the
distinction of being the only geologist in Congress. The freshman
congressman discusses the role of geology in his life and the
role of government in geoscience.
Mapping in the Information Age: The Role of the U.S.
by Mark L. DeMulder, Wayne G. Rohde, & Jay Donnelly The
U.S. Geological Survey remains committed to providing high-
quality topographic maps. But the agency must also meet the
growing demand for geographic information in digital form.
Energy R&D: Investing in the Future
by Kyle Simpson Federal spending on energy research is
under siege. Are these programs corporate welfare or a key
investment in the nation's future?
See the related press release describing the
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