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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.
The 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.
Peter Doyle
European Geoconservation
They are all over Europe: Geoparks, places set aside for their unique geology.
Compiled by Lisa M. Pinsker
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Iraq's Desert Also Needs Healing

The 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.
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It 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.
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Remember your first time in a cave or an underground mine? Now, think back to the moment when all the lights were turned off.
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