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When Volcanoes Threaten, Scientists Warn
Scientists use volcanoes’ pre-eruptive behaviors, such as increasing seismic activity, to warn that an eruption may be imminent. But what happens when a volcano doesn’t explode, and people begin to think the scientists are crying wolf? Enter the case of Tungurahua, Ecuador.
Theofilos Toulkeridis, Robert Buchwaldt and Aaron Addison

Yellowstone and Heise: Supervolcanoes That Lighten Up
New studies of the volcanic rocks from previous eruptions of the Yellowstone supervolcano and its predecessors give researchers insight into possible future eruptions at America’s first national park.
Kathryn Watts

Danger Lurks Deep: The Human Impact of Volcanoes
Massive volcanic eruptions may be rare, but they can be deadly, as millions of people live in the shadow of a volcano. A new analysis examines which parts of eruptions are the most hazardous to humans.
Joanne Feldman and Robert I. Tilling



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Travels in Geology: Copahue, Argentina  posted 11/19/07
Powerful quake rumbles through Chile  posted 11/14/07
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Travels in Geology: Pine Creek Gorge posted 10/25/07 
Looking deep into the heart of a fault posted 10/05/07 
Travels in Geology: Madeira posted 09/27/2007 
Huge quake strikes Indonesia posted 09/12/2007 
Asteroid collision sealed dinosaurs' fate posted 09/06/2007 
Travels in Geology: Blue Ridge Parkway posted 08/31/2007 
Error in NASA climate data sparks debate posted 08/16/2007 
Death toll climbs after Peru quake posted 08/16/2007 
Quake shakes Jakarta posted 08/08/2007 
Soot warms, not cools the atmosphere posted 08/03/2007 
Cold wars: Russia claims Arctic land posted 08/01/2007 
Early trilobites evolved quickly posted 07/27/2007 

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No Arctic drilling for Shell?  
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Nevada wells test positive for polonium 
Auto ruling paves the way for efficiency standards 
Volcanoes may have swallowed early Earth’s oxygen 
Acid rain alters coastal waters 
How does your continent grow? 
Sudden climate change not Neanderthals' downfall 
ConocoPhillips pays to expand refinery 
Water pours through pores in sea ice 
Tsunami risk high in Myanmar 
Using wine “goggles” to find minerals 

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As the prices of minerals rise and the technologies to find them improve, some companies are beginning to explore a new frontier — beneath the sea.
Nicole Branan

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Students Change Their Lifestyles
Thanks to the Lifestyle Project, which tests students’ eco-awareness and then challenges them to make changes, students are realizing that even minor changes in behavior can help the environment.
Nicole Branan

 

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Coastal Development: The Galveston Case, Part II
The world’s coastlines are being developed, despite calls from scientists to protect natural systems. The public needs to heed these calls, or disaster could await.
Jim Gibeaut

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Science Legislation: America COMPETES, Geeks Rule and Everybody Wins
Congress passed and the president signed the America COMPETES Act this fall. The act is designed to promote science and technology education and, if funded as designed, is a win-win situation for everyone.
Linda Rowan

GEOLOGIC COLUMN
You Must Remember This …
Those pesky mnemonic devices you learned in grade school can come in handy in college and at work when trying to remember everything from the planets’ order to rock hardness.
Lisa A. Rossbacher


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