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Yellowstone's moving magma
Mixed view on pesticide pollution
Measuring the Sumatra quake
Volcanic rocks linked to cancer
A watery moon?
Sunspot outlook 2012
Natural bumps in the atmosphere
Yucca mountain e-mails reviewed
Geophenomena Print Exclusive
Ramping up Italian earthquake studies
Desert crater discovered
Energy & Resources Print Exclusive
Afghanistan has oil
Doing business in Venezuela
Mineral Resource of the Month: Soda ash
Trends & Innovations Print Exclusive
Mapping a Woolly Mammoth’s DNA
Extracting and studying DNA from the bones and tissues of extinct animals opens an evolutionary window into the past.
Translating Science Into Informed Policies
Everything from unethical behavior to personal bias can affect whether the best science goes into formulating science-related legislation.
Candice R. Constantine and Robert C. Wilkinson
The Rocket Docket: Legislating Science Out of Public Policy
Mounds of federal legislation are on a fast track to passage or rejection, with little open debate or deliberation.
Water on the Brain
Answering basic questions about the world’s water supply is more complex than it may seem.
Ralph Cicerone: Chemistry, baseball and politics
Virginia Beach, Va., is one of many coastal areas facing a burgeoning population. More than half of the U.S. population and about 40 percent of the world’s population live within 100 kilometers of a coast, and that percentage is rising every day. This growth can lead to water supply problems, such as saltwater intruding into freshwater aquifers. Read about global water challenges throughout this issue. Photo is courtesy of Virginia Beach Tourism.
Later this month: Geologic Column: Water on the Brain
Next month: Nanotechnology
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