Moving Past Creationist Roots
A once young-Earth creationist tells his story of geologic revelation.
8 NEWS NOTES
Planets redefined: Pluto gets demoted *
Flexing plates produce volcanoes *
Missing tapes could reveal clearer moon *
Pinpointing Louisiana's natural sinking *
Giving carbon a deep-sea burial *
Fossil embryos exposed in 3-D *
River bends reveal past quakes *
Shifting winds churn up dead zone
17 POLITICAL SCENE
Congress Weighs in on Geoscience Training
A wave of retirements is creating jobs in the geoscience workforce that need to be filled, and fast.
Margaret Anne Baker
Small particles pack big climate punch
Satellites see post-Sumatra seafloor shifts
42 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Taking a Fresh Look at Desalination
With water shortages pervasive in the United States, scientists are taking another crack at desalting water in more economical ways.
46 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Copper thefts run rampant
Mineral resource of the month: Nickel
Books: Inspecting the diamond industry: Q&A with author Tom Zoellner
Books: Historical deflections: A review of Weighing the World
On the Web: PLUTO underwater
David Fastovsky: Dinosaur virtuoso
October 17, 1989: Earthquake shakes World Series
68 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Still Buying Green Bananas
Cheer up — the apocalypse probably is not nigh.