Geotimes
Untitled Document

Click the image above to view a high-resolution version of the cover.
What's in the print version of Geotimes this month ...
May 2005
vol. 50, no. 5

FEATURES

18 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

22 Lead's Toxic Urban Legacy and Children's Health
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

28 Challenges to Clean Water Worldwide
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


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
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

8 NEWS NOTES
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

17 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

34 GEOPHENOMENA
Small tsunami in Sumatra’s second earthquake
Tracking ice in the Antarctic

36 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Needling Out the Arsenic Epidemic

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

40 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

42 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Urban oil drilling
ANWR gets through Senate

44 GEOMEDIA
Q&A: Author Frank Parchman talks about his recent book Echoes of Fury.
Books: Riding the Great Lakes: A review of The Living Great Lakes
DVDs: Libby, Montana in review
Maps: Showcasing Gunnison Gorge
On the Web: Ecological and human health

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

50 PROFILES
Michael Collier: Doctor, photographer, geologist

60 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

DEPARTMENTS


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

52 GeoMarketplace

56 Classifieds:
Career opportunities

Want to attend a geoscience meeting? Visit the online Calendar.


Click here to subscribe.

Untitled Document


Geotimes Home | AGI Home | Information Services | Geoscience Education | Public Policy | Programs | Publications | Careers

© 2014 American Geological Institute. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution or retransmission of any of the contents of this service without the express written consent of the American Geological Institute is expressly prohibited. For all electronic copyright requests, visit: http://www.copyright.com/ccc/do/showConfigurator?WT.mc_id=PubLink