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November 2001
vol. 46, no. 11

Features

20 Medical Geology
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 al.

24 African Dust in America
When drought hits the Sahara, the number of
asthma attacks increases on some Caribbean islands. Armed with remote sensing images that track global movement of dust storms, researchers are investigating links between dust and human health.
Joseph M. Prospero

28 Earth 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.
Geotimes staff

34 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 difference.
Sarah Ryker



 

News and Views

5 COMMENT Planning for a Crowded Pacific Rim
An international summit jump starts efforts to protect growing populations from natural hazards.
David G. Howell

8NEWS NOTES
Applying geology at the World Trade Center site * Unraveling Earth's inner core * Reflections on Tagish Lake meteorite* Mantle in Motion * More evidence for end-Permian impact * Field Notes

17 POLITICAL SCENE Run for Office!
Geologists are perfect candidates for making changes at the local level.
David Applegate

19 GEOSCIENCE EDUCATION A Geology Program Revised
A survey of geoscience professors shows that dynamic, hands-on learning is the best method.
Paul R. Kelso et al.

42 GEOPHENOMENA
Corals on high * Draining Mount Pinatubo * Typhoons in Taiwan


84GEOLOGIC COLUMN R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Getting it, keeping it.
Lisa A. Rossbacher

Departments

  2 From the Editor
  5 Letters: Perspectives from readers
38 Where on Earth?
45 Benchmarks: Looking back in Geotimes
47 Energy & Resources
48 Society Page: News from geoscience societies
52Geomedia: A biography of John Esley Powell.
55 On Exhibit
56 Calendar
58 GeoMarketplace
64 Classified Ads: Career Opportunities
82 Contributors Page
 



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