Space Exploration and Development:
Exploration of the Moon, planets and beyond should use the best combination
of human and robotic techniques.
Harrison H. Schmitt
8 NEWS NOTES
Reworking the Cambrian explosion * Super-size quake * 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
17 POLITICAL SCENE
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
18 GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION
Touching the Stars
Geoscientists are using innovative approaches to teaching their subject
matter to visually impaired students.
9/11 clears skies for climate studies * Dangerous dust storms on the rise
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 for surfing.
Larry Funkhouser: The Midwestern oil explorer
48 ENERGY & RESOURCES
At the pump, Part II * Mineral of the Month: Copper
The Climate Waltz: A review of The Long Summer: How Climate Changed
New science museum in the nations capital
New maps from the U.S. Geological Survey
On the Web
52 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Geologic Risk Assessment: Alan
Greenspan or Pete Rose?
Managing geologic risks must go beyond simple cost-benefit analysis.