for the Record
Utah's glacial Lake Bonneville left behind signatures of its Pleistocene
existence relics containing valuable information about the area's
changing climate over the past 28,000 years. But that information could
be lost to urban growth and the need for resources unless people understand
their geologic value.
Marjorie A. Chan, et al.
British Framework for Geoconservation
With roots in 19th-century fascination for natural history,
Great Britain has a solid legal framework for protecting sites large and
small based on geologic significance.
They are all over Europe: Geoparks, places set aside for their
Compiled by Lisa M. Pinsker
cautiously raises "Spirit" to Mars
Models of Iraq's toxic
plume under fire
Land use could also affect climate change
approaches 1,500 in Algeria quake
Debating earthquake safety in America's
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victory for mining
A new fire in tiger's eye
Amazon's ancient rain forest
Raining hydrocarbons in the Gulf
Debating the fastest evolution on record
for Dust Bowl dust in Greenland
New sinking rates for Louisiana
Desert Also Needs Healing
desert is protected by a delicate layer of gravel pieces, sorted and placed
over time by wind. With the recent war in Iraq, military vehicles and digging
destroyed this layer; but the military can take measures to begin to heal it.
Re-examines Earthquake Policy
should not take a catastrophe for us do the right thing and make the minimal
investments needed to deploy existing technology where it can do the most good.
The Springhill Mine Disaster
Remember your first time in a cave or an underground mine? Now, think back to
the moment when all the lights were turned off.
Lisa A. Rossbacher
Lou Zoback and James Dieterich
Energy & Resources
look at geothermal energy
Resource of the Month: Germanium
years of mapping Utah
A view of Man o' War Cove, part of the Jurassic
Coast, a 95-mile stretch of Mesozoic geology and fossils in Dorset and East Devon
Coast, England. Last fall, UNESCO designated the coast a Natural World Heritage
Site. Photo is by John Chaffey, chairman of the Dorset Geologists' Association.
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