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Beer or Biofuels
Headlines all over the world proclaim that food — and beer — prices are climbing as supplies are short because of biofuels production. No doubt beer and food are costing more, but are biofuels really to blame?
Megan Sever

Salt of the Earth
For nearly a century, iodine has been added to table salt to combat iodine deficiency. Now health officials in Guyana are using salt to deliver a parasite-killing drug in the hopes of eradicating a debilitating disease. But will it work?
Cassandra Willyard

Summer Road Trip:
Driving Across the Northern United States

The summer road trip — taking the long, scenic route — is certainly a throwback to times before high gas prices and frequent flyer miles. But if you take the time, the northern United States offers myriad geological wonders.
Callan Bentley



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Web Extras
Videocast: Save the Robot, Save the World posted 6/27/08
Videocast: The nation's ecosystems posted 6/20/08
Travels in Geology: Santa Catalina posted 6/19/08
Videocast: Platinum from the deep posted 6/18/08
Time to build Yucca posted 6/13/08
Flood threat averted after China quake posted 6/10/08
Videocast: Ocean temperature gaffe posted 6/09/08
Temperature drop due to measurement error posted 6/06/08
Videocast: Black gold agriculture posted 6/5/08
National climate change assessment released  posted 5/29/08
Phoenix lands on Mars
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Aftershock warnings shake up China  posted 5/21/08
Videocast: Is the nitrogen cycle out of whack? posted 5/20/08
Travels in Geology: Io  posted 5/14/08
Videocast: Chaitén eruption posted 5/12/08
Quake rocks central China  posted 5/12/08
Chilean volcanic eruption intensifies  posted 5/06/08
Politicians seek to curb gas prices  posted 5/01/08
Travels in Geology: Ecuador's volcanoes  posted 4/25/08
Earthquake wakes up southern Illinois  posted 4/18/08
Oil prices tied to dollar depreciation  posted 4/15/08
California's impending "big one"  posted 4/15/08

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News Notes
Turning Iraq’s water back on
California’s impending “big one”
Up in smoke
Landmine detectors thwarted by soils
Gold fever strikes again
Oil industry tries biofuels matchmaking
The ties that bind
Oil in the Great Plains
Europe’s deep energy 

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Earth hums a new tune
Fossilized feces tell an old tale
Thorium fuels nuclear comeback
A slip-sliding Earth?
Mineral resource of the month: natural and synthetic zeolites

 

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departments DOWN TO EARTH WITH...
Environmental Geographer and Genius Grant Winner Ruth DeFries

GEOMEDIA
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

BENCHMARKS
June 7, 1692: Earthquake Levels Port Royal, Jamaica
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TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Resuscitating Ocean Thermal Energy Print Exclusive
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.
Erin Wayman

 

 

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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.
Clifford Singer

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.
Fred Schwab


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