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economy is leading to a domestic environmental movement.
Making Sense of Middle
Eastern Petroleum Print
The volatile Middle East produces
more than 30 percent of the world's oil, but estimates vary widely on
just how much oil is left and where to find it.
Over the Origins of Fossil Fuels
Oil and natural gas come from
dead plants and animals heated over time or maybe not? A minority
camp is challenging the norms of petroleum geology.
Lisa M. Pinsker
Developing a Scientific
Workforce in Africa Print
Education may be the only tool
that will allow Africa's citizens to turn around the continent and develop
its vast natural resources.
complicated river ride
New flare for space weather prediction
Revisiting the satellite record
Moon soil, Earth air?
Ancient Peruvian engineers
Ozone link to Permian extinction
Volcanic prepping for dinosaur extinction
Ancient teeth tell diet secrets
Serengeti in the Great Plains
Hurricane Katrina hits hard
Ices electric sidekick
Energy & Resources Print
Katrina blows in higher gas prices
Mineral of the Month: Manganese
Trends & Innovations Print
and Archaeology Collide
A church buried below a Tunisian
olive grove, the remains of the first Jamestown settler and a pueblo under a
Santa Fe parking lot what do these all have in common? A geological tool
that led to their discoveries.
Education & Outreach
Taking a 3-D Field
Travel to Mars, the Grand Canyon
and Lake Superior all inside the walls of any classroom.
Geology From the Bottom Up
Understanding our cities
geologic landscapes is essential to our societys well-being.
Jon L. Rau
A Denuclearized Korean Peninsula
While trekking through North Koreas granitic mountains, one geologist
got a unique perspective on relations between North and South Korea.
The View From Chamonix
A visit to France yields some unexpected
thoughts on energy use worldwide.
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Straight from the source: Simon Winchester:
Writing from geologys front lines Print
Books: Who said geology
had to be boring?: A review of Never Piss Into the Wind
Books: On shaky ground: A review of A Crack in the Edge of the World
On the Web: Auroras
and space weather
October 17, 1973: OPEC Oil Embargo
Americans line up at the gas pump, as Middle Eastern countries cut off their
petroleum exports in protest of U.S. policies.
A man cycles past cooling towers at the coal-powered
Fuxin Electricity Plant in Fuxin, in China's northeast Liaoning province on Feb.
17. Demand for power in China is soaring as the economy booms, leading to increased
demand for coal production. Throughout China, and particularly in Beijing, the
government is trying to implement sweeping environmental changes to keep up with
the economic development. Read more here. Photo
is from AP/Wide World Photos.