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A Fresh Angle on Oil Drilling
New technologies are playing a key role in controversial oil and natural gas drilling on the North Slope of Alaska.
The Global Lakes Drilling Effort
Lake sediments around the world are providing a wealth of information about past climate and regional change.
Douglas W. Schnurrenberger and Vance Hiatt
26 A New Era of Ocean Drilling Sets Sail
Following up on more than 40 years of ocean drilling, a new international program plans to take ocean exploration to the next level.
Earthquake Prediction and the Developing World
The December Bam earthquake which killed more than 300,000 people in Iran underscores the importance of earthquake mitigation in developing countries.
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