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Landslides are powerful forces of destruction that California's unique climate and geology help promote.
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Earthly origin for desert formation
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Sediments Shed Light on Past Coastal Events
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Offshore oil inventories
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Storm of Progress for Tornado Forecasts
Tornadoes are complex beasts that require advanced modeling to predict.
Kathryn Hansen

Education & Outreach
Seeing and Speaking in the Field
An innovative geology teaching program highlights the visual aptitude of deaf students.
Naomi Lubick

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The Geosciences and Future Foreign Policy
U.S. federal agencies are joining up to identify research that could help define decision-making on the international stage.
John A. Kelmelis

Political Scene
A Volcanologist Enters Energy Politics
As the United States faces the largest rebuilding project in its recent history, one scientist is gearing up on Capitol Hill.
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South American Cowboys
Travel books can be helpful guides when venturing into new lands.
Lisa Rossbacher

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November 13, 1985: Volcanic eruption in Colombia
Nevado del Ruiz erupts, triggering a deadly series of mudflows that destroy Colombian towns.

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Rita was building up to a Category-5 hurricane when this image was captured on Sept. 21, with winds at 220 kilometers per hour (140 miles per hour). When it came ashore on Sept. 24, Rita was a Category-3 hurricane, and it wrought havoc on the Gulf Coast infrastructure, already weakened from Hurricane Katrina just weeks prior. Read more about disaster costs, mitigation and management throughout this issue. Image by the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
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