the Fall of the Old Man of the Mountain
In May 2003, New Hampshire's
Old Man of the Mountain fell to its end, a victim of erosion. A year
later, the state is still debating how to commemorate the structure.
David R. Wunsch and Brian Fowler
In the 20th century, granite
outcrops became an important medium for honoring people in U.S. history.
Evidence for impact winter
Travels in Geology: Adventures in Charleston
To Mars and beyond
Domed dinos made love not war
Indonesian volcanoes erupt
Hazards roundup: Iran and Kilauea
Reworking the Cambrian
Tapping methane hydrates in the Gulf
Closing the dating gap
Making El Niño predictions
Why the wobble?
Shifting compass points
Early volcanic living
Big impact for a small Moon mineral
here to read Geotimes' ongoing coverage of exploration of
the red planet.
Space Exploration and Development:
Exploration of the Moon, planets and beyond should use the best combination
of human and robotic techniques.
Harrison H. Schmitt
Science Funding Left Behind
Funding of science programs in U.S. public schools may get short shrift with
the new federal budget.
Emily Lehr Wallace
Touching the Stars
Geoscientists are using innovative approaches to teaching their subject matter
to visually impaired students.
An Infrasound Renaissance
Measuring low-frequency sounds around the world can fuel research
in everything from monitoring volcanic ash plumes to identifying the best waves
Assessment: Alan Greenspan or Pete Rose?
Managing geologic risks must go beyond simple cost-benefit analysis.
Funkhouser: The Midwestern oil explorer
Check out this month's
clears skies for climate studies
Dangerous dust storms on the rise
At the pump,
Mineral of the Month: Copper
Waltz: A review of The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization
New science museum in the nations capital
New maps from the U.S. Geological Survey
Check out Travels in Geology to find geologically significant places to
In southern Jordan, the winding sandstone
canyon walls of the Siq lead to the entrance of Petra and the imposing facade
of a monument known as the Treasury. An elaborate system of canals and cisterns
once controlled flash floods that carved the Siq over millennia. See feature
story for more. Photo courtesy of Tom Paradise.
Later this month:
Technology: The Infrasound Renaissance;
Geologic Column: Geologic Assessment: Alan Greenspan or Pete Rose?