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  Geotimes - March 2007 - Print Table of Contents
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March 2007
vol. 52, no. 3

FEATURES

24 Putting Utah on a Petroleum Map
Since the 1890s, companies have been exploring and producing petroleum in Utah, to varied levels of success. Though oil production has waned in recent years, a renaissance may be underway thanks to the 2003 discovery of a new oilfield in central Utah.
Rasoul Sorkhabi

30 Integrating Biofuels into the Fuel Supply
Chevron, one of the biggest oil companies in the United States, is expanding its energy portfolio by enhancing research on biofuels.
Rick Zalesky

34 Digging deep in the Gulf of Mexico
The offshore region is possibly the last unexplored frontier in oil production, especially in the United States. But with new technologies, energy companies are increasingly finding new oilfields.
Carolyn Gramling


NEWS NOTES

8 NEWS
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

17 GEOPHENOMENA
Appalachian Mountains becoming more rugged 
Smoke on the water 

19 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Iran faces petroleum woes 
Mineral resource of the month: Zirconium and Hafnium

VIEWS

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.
Linda Rowan

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?
Lisa Rossbacher

 

  DEPARTMENTS

4 FROM THE EDITOR
6 LETTERS: Perspectives from readers
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.

Jennifer Yauck

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

46 GEOMEDIA
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

54 GEOMARKETPLACE
55 CLASSIFIEDS: Career opportunities

58 PROFILES
At first light: Q & A with Maxine Singer

59 GEOLOGIC HISTORY
March 1, 1961: The Peace Corps is formed

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