Guarding Against Tsunamis: What Does It Mean To Be Ready?
Technical systems to warn residents of an impeding tsunami are not enough.
Laura S. L. Kong
8 NEWS NOTES
Crystals heat up volcanic eruptions *
Conveyor belt shutdown not imminent *
Priest resigns amid evolution talk *
Forest fires release mercury *
Methane burps below the ice *
Airing out an early atmosphere *
Canada's diamonds face old age * Mineral clock not set in stone
17 POLITICAL SCENE
A Winding Path to the Energy Hill
The route to the energy sector and politics came unexpectedly to one geoscientist.
Allyson K. Anderson
Storms on Earth stir up space weather
Rare earthquake rattles Gulf of Mexico
38 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Looking for Geophysical Signs of Life
Understanding how bacteria that live underground emit electrical signals is fueling a new field of study that could apply to everything from enhancing bioremediation to looking for life on Mars.
42 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Sustainable Mobility: Hybrid Vehicles Compete
Some students are thinking ahead, developing the automotive technologies of the future.
44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Easing oil’s flow
Did you know?: Gas thefts
Mineral resource of the month: Barite
Books: Evolving a higher understanding between religion and science: A look at The Evolution Dialogues
Books: Surveying seismology and society: A review of After the Earth Quakes
On the Web: Volcano monitoring with a mouse
Mark D. Myers: Politics, pipelines and permafrost
November 12, 1799: Leonids on the record
68 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Is packing the trunk of your car for a roadtrip a personal specialty? Then you might be a geoscientist, or at least think like one.