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May 2002
vol. 47, no. 5

FEATURES

16Florida's Springs in Jeopardy

Florida hosts more large springs than any other state, but only a few remain pristine. Geologists are studying the state’s springs to help restore and preserve their health.
Thomas M. Scott

21Managing the Water Above and Below
Keeping a watershed healthy means paying attention to the water on the surface and to the water underground.
Pixie A. Hamilton and Timothy L. Miller



NEWS & VIEWS

5 COMMENT
Living Downstream: The Global Thirst for Safe Water
Water is needed everywhere, but there are very few drops left for us to drink.
Rita Colwell

6 NEWS NOTES
Wait and see for El Niño * A flood of new statistics * Ancients right about Delphi * Pursuing the North Magnetic Pole * Field Notes

13 POLITICAL SCENE
Becoming a Standard-Bearer
Influencing a policy means demonstrating its importance to an elected official’s constituents. As constituents ourselves, geoscientists are uniquely qualified to make this connection.
David Curtiss

14 FOR STUDENTS
A Summer of Fossils
For these twin geology students, field-based summer internships fueled their passion for fossils.
Celina Suarez and Marina Suarez

28
GEOPHENOMENA
Mount Pelée, Martinique
On May 8, 1902, the eruption of Mount Pelée killed 28,000 people and became the century’s largest volcanic disaster.
Christina Reed

DEPARTMENTS

  2 From the Editor
  4 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
26 Where on Earth?

32 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes

33 Energy & Resources
34 Society Page: News from geoscience societies

37
Geomedia: Barren Lands
40 GeoMarketplace

42 Calendar
43 Classified Ads:
Career Opportunities
47 Contributors Page
48 Geologic Column by Hugh Hay-Roe


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