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The Arctic Ocean: So Much We Still Don't Know
An expedition to core the Arctic Ocean has uncovered fascinating facets of the Arctic's past over the last 65 million years. What the new research is primarily revealing is how much we have yet to learn.
Kathryn Moran and Jan Backman

Democracy, GDP and Natural Disasters
A groundbreaking new analysis of the effects of natural disasters around the world is revealing that the greater the democracy and national income, the lesser the impact of natural disasters on a country.
Gregory E. van der Vink and co-authors

Examining Antarctica Print Exclusive
Last austral summer, an international research team met in Antarctica to pull up a core that is revealing much about the last 14 million years in Antarctica.
Tim Naish, Ross Powell, Rich Levy and the ANDRILL-MIS Science Team

Polar Robots Do a Cold Job Print Exclusive
Though human scientists will continue to travel to dangerous and cold corners of the planet to perform research, robotic rovers will increasingly do some of the dirty work. New polar robots are doing just that.
Derrick J. Lampkin



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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 
Travels in Geology: Valles Caldera posted 07/24/2007 
Controversy brews over early Earth posted 07/20/2007 
Deadly earthquake hits Japan posted 07/16/2007 
Live Earth: Scientists rock Antarctica posted 07/05/2007 
Climate kick-started agriculture posted 07/02/2007 

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Error in NASA climate data sparks debate 
Chemicals worse for corals than oil 
Indonesia mudflow caused by earthquake?  
Saturn's G ring understood  
Bre-X scandal ends with acquittal  
Talc may reduce friction at creeping fault 
Current not responsible for Antarctica's ice? 
Great floods cut off Britain 
Homestake a gold mine for science 
Galaxies collide 
Reaching for the stars in planet formation 
Hubble sees evolving galaxies 

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GEOMEDIA
Movies: Saving Our Sun: A Review of Sunshine
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October 1, 1958: NASA Launches Its Operations Print Exclusive

TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Europe’s Seas on the Brink of Disaster?
A new report indicates that Europe’s seas are in bad shape and face growing challenges, thanks to coastal development, overuse of fertilizers, overfishing and other human-induced problems. There is still time to save the seas, however.
Nicole Branan


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Coastal Development: The Galveston Case, Part I
Our coastlines are being developed at a breakneck pace, despite calls to protect natural systems from scientists. However, researchers have a not-so-secret weapon that helps to convince the public of the error of its ways: geologic hazard maps.
Jim Gibeaut

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Energy Independence and Climate Change: Linked but Separate
Many politicians see linking energy and climate change solutions as a win-win option, but it’s far more complicated than that, as many of the energy independence solutions are contrary to climate change solutions and vice versa.
Josh Trapani

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Flicking Out on Mother Earth
Films about Earth are becoming increasingly popular, as the author realized during visits to some of the world’s finest film festivals.
Fred Schwab


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