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The Plague: Could It Happen Again?
Plague ravaged Europe for nearly 500 years, brought about by climate change and the expansion of global travel. Given the extent of globalization today and the fact that the climate is changing, health officials and the public wonder if there is a risk of history repeating itself.
Megan Sever


Geologists Weigh in on Diet and Disease
Geoscientists are contributing to medical research, using the integrative systems-based approaches pervasive in earth science. One such approach applies stable isotope geochemistry to questions of blood sugar regulation within the human body.
Hope Jahren

On the Path of Bird Flu
To try to track the spread of avian flu and avoid a pandemic like the flu of 1918, geoscientists are using satellites and other new techniques to track the global migration of birds.
Kathryn Hansen

 

 

 

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WebExtras
Chipping away at Kilauea posted 05/25/2007  
Travels in Geology: Drangey Island posted 05/18/2007
IPCC says mitigation is affordable
posted 05/04/2007 
Sun cycle to flare back up in 2008 posted 04/30/2007 
Travels in Geology: Guilin, China posted 04/20/2007
T. rex tissue yields proteins posted 04/16/2007 
IPCC warns of climate change impacts posted 04/06/2007 
Quake and tsunami devastate Solomons posted 04/02/2007 
OneGeology: A site for all posted 03/28/2007 
Travels in Geology: Joshua Tree Nat'l Park posted 03/20/2007 
Peru's ancient solar observatory posted 03/13/2007 
Deadly quake shakes Sumatra posted 03/06/2007 

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Kenyan erosion portends problems 
“Clovis first” in doubt 
Geology department to close at SUNY-Albany  
Martian pole boasts icy detail  
Peru's ancient solar observatory  
Yellowstone fires leave microbes nitrogen-hungry 
Birds evolve small genomes pre-flight 
Deep Earth may hold an ocean 
Lava cooks up carbon nanotubes 
Slow earthquakes, tiny tremors 

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A new eye on hurricanes 
Supreme Court rules in landmark climate case 
Alabamans await new gas 
Mineral Resource of the Month: Phosphate Rock 



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GEOMEDIA
DVDs: Geo Families: A Tie That Binds
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On the Web: Geologists create global Web site

GEOLOGIC HISTORY
May 10, 1978: Hurricanes named after men too Print Exclusive

TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Geothermal Energy Still Hot Print Exclusive
Although geothermal energy is the latest victim in the federal budget squeeze, proponents want to remind everyone that the resource is still there, just needing to be developed — and the energy potential is significant.
Carolyn Gramling

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Engineering a Lunar Challenge
In April, high school and college students from around the world descended on Huntsville, Ala., to participate in NASA’s annual Great Moonbuggy Race.
Cassandra Willyard


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Volcanoes in a Changing Global Climate
Volcanologists need to stay involved in discussions about climate change, as volcanic eruptions can certainly impact the climate and people around them.
Jessica F. Larsen

A POLITICAL COMMENT ON...
Proposals to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the 110th Congress
Climate change discussion in Congress has included wide-ranging proposals, but just what will pass remains a key question.
Josh Trapani

GEOLOGIC COLUMN
The Beginning of the Trek
People who live near the Appalachian Trail often take it for granted — they can jump on anytime and hike for as long or short a trek as they’d like. For those who live near the trailhead, however, getting on the trail is a journey in itself.
Lisa Rossbacher


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