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May 2004
vol. 49, no. 5

FEATURES

20 Natural Boron Contamination in Mediterranean Groundwater

More than 10 percent of water resources in the Mediterranean basin have boron levels that exceed E.U. standards for drinking water. Understanding the source of the problem will help countries better manage their groundwater and, in some cases, overcome conflict.
Avner Vengosh et al.

26 Hijacking the Rio Grande: Aquifer Mining in An Arid River Basin
In Albuquerque, N.M., increased development is sucking up the region's scarce groundwater, leaving communities to vie for precious water rights.
Lisa Robert

32 Western Aquifers Under Stress
Throughout the United States, people are increasingly turning to groundwater resources. Nowhere is that more true than in the West, where aquifers are rapidly dwindling.
Geotimes Staff


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
Closing the Gap Between Water Science and Water Policy
Sustainable water management will only be possible through science-based policy-making.
Craig M. Schiffries

8 NEWS NOTES
Outsourcing geology * Deciphering planetary magnetism * Mineral-making microbes * Ocean anoxia * Geology cut in Missouri * Fossilized plague in Egypt * Ice in the greenhouse? * French science crisis

17 POLITICAL SCENE
Breaking Down the Barriers, Part II

Choosing the right contact in Congress to help move your issue forward is key to successful lobbying.
Eloise Kendy and Kevin Vranes

18 GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION & OUTREACH
A Whale of a Find
Now on display: a fossil treasure Hurricane Isabel uncovered in a stretch of cliffs along the Maryland coast during its destructive course.
Megan Sever

38 TRENDS
What Does It Take to Get Tenure?

New survey results reveal the many factors that affect a female geoscientist’s chance to reach tenure as a professor in the United States.
Annabelle Foos et al.

40 GEOPHENOMENA
Tracking Contaminants Down the Mississippi
Researchers take an integrated approach to studying the flow of chemical contaminants from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.
Peter Swarzenski and Pamela Campbell

42 PROFILES
Reds Wolman: From cows to pebble counts

44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
At the pump, Part I * More reserves cuts for Shell * Mineral of the Month: Rare earths

46 GEOMEDIA
Book reviews: Chasing Lava and Meteorites, Ice, and Antarctica
Digital mapping for Washington state

52 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The Department You Save May be Your Own, Part II
Following some simple steps may ensure your department’s survival.
Lisa Rossbacher and Dallas Rhodes

DEPARTMENTS

 4 From the Editor
 6 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
36 Where on Earth?

43 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes
51 GeoMarketplace

52 Classified Ads:
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59 Contributors Page


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