7 News Shorts
8 Turning Iraq’s water back on
9 California’s impending “big one”
10 Up in smoke
11 Landmine detectors thwarted by soils
12 Gold fever strikes again
13 Oil industry tries biofuels matchmaking
14 The ties that bind
15 Earth hums a new tune
15 Fossilized feces tell an old tale
16 Oil in the Great Plains
17 Thorium fuels nuclear comeback
18 A slip-sliding Earth?
19 Europe’s deep energy
20 Mineral resource of the month: natural and synthetic zeolites
59 A COMMENT ON...
Oil and War
Oil is not as important to U.S. national security as politicians might think. The United States needs to understand that trying to influence oil supply with military force is counterproductive.
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The Agony of Victory
China has been working hard to clear the air in Beijing before the Olympics begin in two months. But whether they’ve done enough remains a subject for debate.
4 FROM THE EDITOR
5 LETTERS: Perspectives
40 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Resuscitating Ocean Thermal Energy
Imagine a power plant that generates a never-ending supply of electricity without emitting carbon dioxide. It’s a real possibility, and researchers are working to make it happen in Puerto Rico and elsewhere.
Shows: The Evolution of a Science Comedian
Movies: 10,000 B.C. Should Have Stayed in the Pleistocene
Web: Geology Bloggers Rock
Web: Science Bloggers Question Their Role
48 CROSS-SECTION: A puzzle
49 WHERE ON EARTH?
52 CLASSIFIEDS: Career
June 7, 1692: Earthquake Levels Port Royal, Jamaica
57 DOWN TO EARTH WITH...
Environmental Geographer and Genius Grant Winner Ruth DeFries
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