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Malaria Mapping and Prevention
The history of malaria and its parasitic relationship between people and mosquitoes is long, but modern geospatial mapping tools are helping to prevent the disease’s spread.
Jeffrey Shaman

Lead's Toxic Urban Legacy and Children's Health Print Exclusive
Although phased out of U.S. paints and gasoline, lead remains in potentially dangerous concentrations in soils, posing risks to children in inner-city areas.
Howard W. Mielke
Plus: Lead linked to violence
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Challenges to Clean Water Worldwide Print Exclusive
Globally, about 1.1 billion people lack access to clean water to meet their basic needs, and water-related
diseases are still a rampant threat.

Nicholas Cain

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Inside the “hobbit’s” head
Broken bones yield T. rex tissue
Meteor Crater's slow impact
Falsification alleged at Yucca Mountain
NASA on deck
Lots of water on Mars
Soot from Indian cooking
More mercury in unexpected places
Early Jupiter spawned early meteorites
Oil prices spike

Geophenomena Print Exclusive
Small tsunami in Sumatra’s second earthquake
Tracking ice in the Antarctic

Trends and Innovations

Needling Out the Arsenic Epidemic Print Exclusive
New technology may be the key to finding arsenic-free groundwater for the people of Bangladesh and other areas plagued with the natural contaminant.
Megan Sever

Energy & Resources Print Exclusive
Urban oil drilling
ANWR gets through Senate

Education & Outreach
Roving for Martian Designs

Students are busting out the creativity and the science know-how to create their own Mars rovers.
Laura Stafford

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Lessons from Sumatra
Although for most of us, the December tsunami in the Indian Ocean is now a distant event, it still continues to push researchers and policy-makers to examine the risks that natural hazards pose around the world.
David Applegate

Political Scene
Clear Skies Clouded in Legislative Discontent
As Congress debates how to regulate air pollutants, recent rules for controlling mercury have come under harsh criticism.
Linda Rowan

Geologic Column
More valuable than gold, or not
The metal topping the magnificent Washington Monument is only a few bucks’ worth of aluminum.
Lisa A. Rossbacher

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Q&A: Author Frank Parchman talks about his recent book Echoes of Fury. Print Exclusive
Books: Riding the Great Lakes: A review of The Living Great Lakes
DVDs: Libby, Montana in review
Maps: Showcasing Gunnison Gorge

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May 18, 1980
Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington blows its top.

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Four species of malaria can infect people, causing intense fevers and chills, among other symptoms. Scientists are using advanced models and maps of the disease’s transmission to help prevent the spread of malaria, which kills 1 to 2 million people each year, with more than 90 percent of these deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. Read the story on page 18. Photo is courtesy of WHO/TDR/Stammers.
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