|May 1998||Table of Contents||Volume 43||Number 5|
ASTEROID IMPACT! NUCLEAR TEST!
Why We Need Open Discourse and Data Access
New Roles for an Old Resource
Ferromanganese Nodules Assist Mine Cleanup
by Eleanora Iberall Robbins
Eliminating manganese from acidic discharge water is a serious problem for many Appalachian coal companies. In an urban wetland only minutes away from Washington, D.C., a researcher from the U.S. Geological Survey has been studying manganese fixation in an environment that has a natural capacity to remove toxic substances and metals from through-flowing water.
Geoscience and Law --
Strange Bedfellows or Interdisciplinary Teambuilding?
by John M. Stafford
Lawyers practicing environmental law, natural resources law, or intellectual property (patent) law typically find themselves explaining geoscience concepts before a judge and jury or to government officials who lack even fundamental knowledge about science. An attorney with a Denver-based law firm describes new communication tools that are helping to bridge the technical-information gap.
Implications of Carboniferous Cyclic Rhythmites
by Allen W. Archer
Cyclic rhythmites have interesting implications in the study of sequence stratigraphy, reports a sedimentary geologist at Kansas State University. Rhythmites containing seasonal cycles not only provide detailed information on ancient climatic variability but influence studies of the evolution of the earth-moon system.
See the related press release describing the May issue.