Geosciences & Human Health
Earth and its materials have affected human
health for thousands of years. Recent events have put the spotlight
on the evolving field of medical geology and earth scientists are key players.
Robert B. Finkelman, et
Materials and Public Health
Not all earth materials are friendly to humans. Here we look at
the current status of some infamous culprits and some emerging problems.
When drought hits the Sahara, the number of asthma attcajs increases on some
Caribbean islands. Armed with remote sensing images that track global movement
of dust storms, reasearchers are investigating links between dust and human
Joseph M. Prospero
Mapping Arsenic in Groundwater
The USGS last year released findings on arsenic in groundwater. When policy-makers
begin to act on these data, scientists find that presentation can make all the
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Poll reveals low public understanding of
Genetic sequencing at sea
Applying geology at the World
Unraveling Earth's inner
the Tagish Lake meteorite
Mantle in motion
More evidence for
Planning for a Crowded Pacific Rim
An international summit jump starts efforts to protect growing populations from
David G. Howell
Run for Office!
Geologists are perfect candidates for making changes at the local level.
Draining Mount Pinatubo
Corals on High
Typhoons in Taiwan
ON THE COVER: Mineral Density: A
backscattered electron image of bone showing its mineralization density, which
relates to its strength. This image is a sample from biopsies of women in a
clinical trial for a new osteoporosis medication, courtesy of Susan Ott, a professor
of medicine, and Scott Kuehner, a geologist, both at the University of Washington.
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