|Geoscience and Public Policy|
|April 1998||Table of Contents||Volume 43||Number 4|
A Smoking Gun for Science? The President's Budget Request
Preserving the Valles Caldera: A Foundation of Life & Culture
by Jeff Bingaman
An enormous caldera in northern New Mexico has been privately owned for centuries. Now it's up for sale. Senator Bingaman explains why this magnificent natural resource should be preserved for all Americans.
Links Across the Pacific Rim: U.S.-Japan Earthquake Loss Prevention Strategies
by Arthur J. Zeizel
Earthquake-hazard reduction has become a matter of foreign policy for the United States and Japan. Recent efforts by the two countries to address mutual concerns are described.
Regional Forums: Linking Science and Management
by Paul Dresler and Mark Schaefer
Through regional science forums, the Interior Department is exploring new ways to share resource management decisions with their field offices, universities, and nongovernmental organizations across the nation.
Energy R&D for the Next Century
by William L. Fisher
A report from a presidentially appointed committee calls for increased federal investment in applied energy research and predicts that energy issues and environmental needs will be more closely tied together in the decades ahead.
Communicating with Congress -- Part III. The Home Front
by Joseph A. Briskey
Public outreach -- to constituents, special-interest groups, and local media -- can provide effective avenues for scientists to communicate their views to members of Congress.
See the related press release describing the April issue.