Iraq's Oil Potential
Iraq's oil reserves are the second largest in the world. But new investments
and deployment of modern technology are necessary to help the country
reach its potential.
Geoscientists are pitching in to help restore Iraq's historic marshland
area, now dramatically reduced because of water management practices
in the region.
continues to cover geological issues in Iraq. Read our past coverage here.
Fires Rage in California
Vertebrates and tectonics
Settlement reached on coal slurry spill
Hydrocarbon oceans on Titan
at last: El Niño and La Niña
Check out Travels in Geology to find geologically significant places to
Fracas over Kansas pancake flap
New model for glacial erosion
Ancient glaciers near L.A.
Water clues from martian carbonates
addition to the Aleutian family
Yellowstone geysers heat up
First dead zone forecast
Afghanistan: Nation Building or Nation Failure?
As the Coalition forces begin reconstructing Iraq, Afghanistan continues to
undergo its own rebuilding process. Whether the country continues to fail or
rises to succeed may depend on U.S. efforts to help develop Afghanistans
vast natural resources.
John F. Shroder Jr.
the AGI Congressional Fellowship
The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation launch
the William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellowship endowment.
Fossils for Teens
A student shares his experiences at the Webb Schools, which holds the only large
paleontology museum in the world located on a high school campus.
Advanced seismic networks and new earthquake simulation tools are taking seismologists
closer than ever to meeting the goal of quake early warning.
for The Map
Take a whirlwind tour through London's streets and phone lines in pursuit of
William Smith's famous 1815 geologic map of Britain.
Krause: Kudos at home and abroad
Energy & Resources
over Peru's pipeline
Oil found on British farm
Resource of the Month: Perlite
Check out this month's
Ma'dan, or Marsh Arabs, fish in the Qurnah
marsh in southern Iraq on May 16, 2003. Such subsistence living provides a majority
of food sources for the region. Decades of damming and canal building under Saddam
Hussein's regime and in other parts of the Middle East have diminished the Iraqi
marshlands to 7 percent their original size. Read related stories on water resources and plans for restoring
the marshlands. Photo from AP/Wide World Photos.