Indian Ocean to face extreme weather *
New Madrid fault dying? *
Volcanic signatures reveal climate clues *
Anti-icers make airport runoff toxic *
Penguin poop adds to climate picture *
Nitrogen cycle in oceans surprises researchers *
Climate report points finger at fossil fuels *
Out of Africa and into Russia *
Mineral crumbles under nuclear heat *
Black diamonds have E.T. origins *
Bush renews call for renewable fuels
Appalachian Mountains becoming more rugged
Smoke on the water
19 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Iran faces petroleum woes
Mineral resource of the month: Zirconium and Hafnium
7 A COMMENT ON...
Data Preservation: Old Samples Produce New Knowledge
Raw data collections are of particular value to the geosciences, but the ability to preserve and maintain geoscience data and collections has not kept pace with the growing need for information.
John C. Steinmetz and Tamara L. Dickinson
45 A POLITICAL COMMENT ON...
A Change in Climate in Congress: To Act or Not To Act
It seems that the climate for global climate change legislation may be changing in Congress, as several new bills have already been introduced to address climate change.
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Scouting for Geologists Coming later this month!
The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts provide an important way for young people to discover geology. Do you smell opportunity?
4 FROM THE EDITOR
6 LETTERS: Perspectives
21 WHERE ON EARTH?
40 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Put to the Nuclear Test: Seismology and the International Monitoring System
When North Korea detonated a nuclear device last year, seismologists were paying close attention. The explosion put the International Monitoring System to the test, as seismologists tried to pinpoint where the explosion occurred and if it was indeed a nuclear explosion.
42 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
No More Ivory Tower: Communicating Geoscience to Society
A graduate seminar on communicating science to the greater public can facilitate learning about both the importance of broader impacts and provide practical experiences in which students can engage the general public.
Bruce J. MacFadden and Larisa R. G. DeSantis
Movies: Footprints: Flexing the rules of filmmaking
Maps: Mineralogy 101: Photo-Atlas of Minerals 2.0
Maps: Earth, interactive: This Dynamic Planet
On the Web: Tracing Earth and space
55 CLASSIFIEDS: Career
At first light: Q & A with Maxine Singer
59 GEOLOGIC HISTORY
March 1, 1961: The Peace Corps is formed
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