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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

Putting Utah on a Petroleum Map Print Exclusive
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

Digging deep in the Gulf of Mexico Print Exclusive
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

 

 

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WebExtras
OneGeology: A site for all posted 03/28/2007 
Travels in Geology: Joshua Tree Nat'l Park
posted 03/20/2007 
Peru's ancient solar observatory
posted 03/13/2007 
Deadly quake shakes Sumatra posted 03/06/2007 
Travels in Geology: Prince Edward Island
posted 02/20/2007 
NASA mission to study magnetic storms posted 02/15/2007 
Terrain flat for '08 budget posted 02/09/2007 
Climate report points finger at fossil fuels posted 02/02/2007 
Anti-icers make airport runoff toxic posted 01/29/2007 
Bush renews call for renewable fuels posted 01/25/2007 
Without a budget, NSF loses posted 01/23/2007 

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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 
Iran faces petroleum woes 
Mineral resource of the month: Zirconium and Hafnium 



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At first light: Q & A with Maxine Singer

GEOMEDIA
Movies: Footprints: Flexing the rules of filmmaking
Maps:
Mineralogy 101: Photo-Atlas of Minerals 2.0
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Earth, interactive: This Dynamic Planet

On the Web: Tracing Earth and space

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

TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Put to the Nuclear Test: Seismology and the International Monitoring System Print Exclusive
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

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

 

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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

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

GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Scouting for Geologists
The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts provide an important way for young people to discover geology. Do you smell opportunity?
Lisa Rossbacher


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