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vol. 49, no. 10
18 The Geoscience Vote
As Americans take to the polls next month, the presidential candidates and Congress continue to debate policies on energy, the environment, and science education and funding.
Energy Issues Take Center Stage in Senate Races
Gas prices, oil drilling and alternative energy all are major players in the races for 34 seats and majority control in the Senate.
Ashlee Dere, Bridget K. Martin and Emily Lehr Wallace
34 Afghanistan Redux: Better
Late than Never?
As the war rubble clears, scientists are working to help the people of Afghanistan rebuild their country.
John F. Shroder Jr.
Geologic Mapping for the Future
Geologic mapping data are useful in everything from homeland security to devising crop rotations.
Congressman Ron Kind (D-Wis.)
8 NEWS NOTES
Fuel economies, Part I * Tsunami story strikes again * Super waves sink ships * Traveling on Mars * T. rex hits puberty * Melting glaciers promote earthquakes * Sound data for seismic array * California's Moho * Botched prediction
17 POLITICAL SCENE
50 ENERGY & RESOURCES
76 GEOLOGIC COLUMN