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Drilling Back to the Future
A new Antarctic project will drill into the frozen southern continent to uncover its climate secrets.
Ross D. Powell, Robert M. DeConto and David Pollard

Earth’s Fickle Climate: Lessons Learned From Deep-Time Ice Ages Print Exclusive
Although Earth’s ice is largely isolated at its poles, the planet is technically in an ice age — a condition that Earth has experienced in different ways many times throughout its history.
Isabel Montañez and G.S. (Lynn) Soreghan
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Ice Hunter: Q&A With Lonnie Thompson
Geotimes talks with a glaciologist who travels the world in search of ice and its past.

Arctic Amplification Print Exclusive
Earth’s northern latitudes provide early warning for global climate change.
Naomi Lubick

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Gassy eruption in Oklahoma
Great lakes of Antarctica
Young planets collide
Starry lens
Marine critters record global warming
Soaking up carbon
Uncovering ancient harbors
Real-world fuel economy test
Liftoff for New Horizons

Geophenomena Print Exclusive
Less clouds, more haze for China
Augustine ash
Highlighting landslide risk

Energy & Resources Print Exclusive
Turmoil in Latin America
Mineral Resource of the Month: Dimension Stone

Trends & Innovations Print Exclusive
Global Water Supply Takes Some Heat
Changing temperatures could change when and how much water from mountains is available for the world’s drinking supply.
Megan Sever

Education & Outreach
Students Sink Into the Edmund Fitzgerald
New models are revealing the conditions that sank a legendary Great Lakes freighter and in the process teaching students about weather.
Megan Sever

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Evolution Lessons From Infectious Diseases
Evolutionary biology is pivotal to scientists who are fighting to prevent disease.
Carl Bergstrom and Marc Lipsitch

Political Scene
Fueling America’s Innovation Now
U.S. policy-makers are trying to spur the country into another “Sputnik moment,” of rapid advancement in basic research and development.
Linda Rowan

Geologic Column
Can You Hear Me Now?

Oh, what a difference 100 years makes for intrepid Antarctic explorers communicating with the outside world.
Lisa Rossbacher

departments Profiles
Patrick Leahy: Traversing boundaries

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Antarctica through the eyes of writers and artists
TV: Brewing intelligent design
Books: Trapped in the ice: A review of Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum

On the Web: Stardust at home

Benchmarks Print Exclusive
March 3, 1879: U.S. Geological Survey Created
Congress establishes a national geological survey to promote exploration and development in the western United States.

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Icebergs float near Danco Island off Antarctica, a continent that holds 65 percent of the world’s freshwater. The Antarctic and the Arctic regions serve as important natural laboratories in understanding past climate change and possible future changes. Photo is by Michael Collier.
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