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Travels in Geology: Auvergne
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Indonesian quake linked to volcanic activity?
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Hobbit's species status in question
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Indonesian volcano ready to erupt
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Earthquake sends Tonga trembling

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Rooting Out Radioactive Groundwater
Scientists are discovering potentially alarming levels of naturally occurring radioactive particles in groundwater around the world.
Avner Vengosh

Rejuvenating Restoration of the Great Lakes
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The Great Lakes supply water to 40 million people in the United States and Canada, and are facing challenges from both invasive species and pollution.
James M. McNeal and Norman G. Grannemann
Plus! Mapping the Great Lakes
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Coastal Playground’s Water Woes
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Fresh drinking water is becoming a rare natural commodity along the coast, where limited supplies and saltwater contamination pose a double threat.
Megan Sever

Searching for Water in All the Right Places
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Scientists are developing new techniques and rethinking old ones to explore for new sources of groundwater.
Kathryn Hansen

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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
Fleeing Vesuvius
Natural bumps in the atmosphere
Yucca mountain e-mails reviewed

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Ramping up Italian earthquake studies
Desert crater discovered

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Afghanistan has oil
Doing business in Venezuela
Mineral Resource of the Month: Soda ash

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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.
Megan Sever

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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

Political Scene
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.
Steven Quane

Geologic Column
Water on the Brain

Answering basic questions about the world’s water supply is more complex than it may seem.
Fred Schwab

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Ralph Cicerone: Chemistry, baseball and politics

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Maps: Mapping the seafloor for everyone
Books: Swooning over Scopes: A review of Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial
Books: In the Field with Darwin: A review of Charles Darwin, Geologist

On the Web: Virtual museums

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May 22, 1960: Massive Earthquake Strikes Chile
The largest earthquake in the seismographic record hits Valdivia, Chile, and sends tsunami waves thousands of kilometers across the Pacific.

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Where on Earth?
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.
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