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June 2005
vol. 50, no. 6

FEATURES

18 Truth, Fiction and Everything in Between at Yellowstone
One of the world's largest volcanic systems sits below Yellowstone National Park, and although the volcano is unlikely to blow soon, interest in such an event is erupting throughout popular media.
Jake Lowenstern

24 Novel Takes on Climate Change
Two recent science-fiction books take vastly different approaches to covering the science and controversy behind climate change.
Nathan E. Hultman

30 Bringing Dinosaurs to Life
Cinematic interpretations of the world of the dinosaurs are more engaging and complex than ever, thanks to high-tech computer imaging and new fossil discoveries.
Megan Sever
Plus: Making Science TV News


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
Hunting for Science Messages
Rather than shooting out information en masse, scientists need target only a handful of U.S. leaders to influence national science policy decisions.
Rick Borchelt

8 NEWS NOTES
Cosmic bursts to blame for mass extinction * Odd microbes at Yellowstone * Salt mass-produced by Maya * Egg-laying dinosaurs * Seeing earthquakes from space * Mammals not out of Africa * Peaks of eternal light on the moon * Revising the asteroid threat scale * Double-crossing the core * New seasonal hurricane prediction

17 POLITICAL SCENE
Water Woes: Predictable But Not Inevitable
With forethought, decision-makers and scientists can work together to mitigate the hydrologic impacts of development.
Eloise Kendy

38 GEOPHENOMENA
Coal-mining-induced earthquakes
Volcanoes in a sensitive climate

40 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Golfer Phil Mickelson on Science

Phil Mickelson and ExxonMobil have teamed up to create an academy to help get science teachers up to par.
Megan Sever

42 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Oil platforms fuel fish farms
Oil pipeline in whale territory
Mineral of the Month: Rhenium

46 GEOMEDIA
Movies: Selling extreme life on the extreme screen
Books: Touring the planet: A review of Earth: An Intimate History
On the Shelf: Climate change picks from Kim Stanley Robinson
Maps: New view of North America
On the Web: Yellowstone and dinosaurs

50 PROFILES
Lonnie Thompson: Tracking ice in the tropics

51 BENCHMARKS June 6, 1980
Luis and Walter Alvarez propose an impact explanation for the dinosaurs’ demise.

60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
A Discount Department Store University

Many universities are adopting a business model to determine which departments stay and which go, affecting not only the faculty but also the students.
Nicholas H. Tibbs

DEPARTMENTS
 4 From the Editor
 6 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
36 Where on Earth?

52 GeoMarketplace

54 Classifieds:
Career opportunities

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