7 News Shorts
8 Hazards of a sea breeze
9 Hundreds of quakes rock Reno suburbs
10 Seaweed confirms Monte Verde dates, but also migration patterns?
11 Afghanistan flights reveal natural riches
11 Life extended for leaning tower
12 Desperately seeking salt dome
13 Petroleum reserve filling halted
14 Un-greening the Sahara
15 Models made Antarctica warmer
16 Methane on the rise
17 Mapping Arizona’s cracks
17 Fossilized mother and baby found
18 Nitrogen: too much of a good thing
19 Fungus depletes uranium
20 U.S. releases national climate change assessment
20 Phoenix lands on Mars, sends back images
21 Perchance with a bang
58 A COMMENT ON...
Geoengineering: It’s Not a Panacea
Geoengineering is not a cure-all for a warming climate. In fact, such measures may create more problems than they solve.
59 A COMMENT ON...
Geoengineering: Perhaps Palliative Medicine
Though geoengineering is more of a painkiller than a cure for the ills of global warming, perhaps it can relieve some of the symptoms while we take the necessary steps to reduce emissions.
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Whole Lot of Shaking Going On
New Mac laptops come equipped with motion sensors, which, along with freely available software, are all you need to create your own seismic station.
Lisa A. Rossbacher
4 FROM THE PUBLISHER
5 LETTERS: Perspectives
38 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Out of the Grill and into the Ground
Charcoal is making a comeback, but not where you might think: Instead of putting it into the grill, some scientists are advocating putting it into the ground to boost soil fertility and to sequester carbon.
40 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
False Alarms Foster Real Skills
Volcanology courses prepare students for understanding the science of a volcano, but most don’t prepare students for dealing with the human aspect of a volcanic crisis. One teacher is working to change that.
Books: The Dark — But Fascinating — Side of Science
Games: BP Helps the Sims Go Green
Books: Ten Minutes on Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet
Web: Sharing Across Borders
48 CROSS-SECTION: A puzzle
49 WHERE ON EARTH?
52 CLASSIFIEDS: Career
July 11, 1979: NASA’s Skylab Tumbles Down
57 DOWN TO EARTH WITH...
Biogeochemist and cave diver Stephanie Schwabe
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