Error in NASA climate data sparks debate *
Chemicals worse for corals than oil *
Indonesia mudflow caused by earthquake? * Saturn's G ring understood *
Using the sun cycle to predict African rains *
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 *
No Green Peter Nessie: just gas * Galaxies collide *
Reaching for the stars in planet formation * Iran replaces oil ministers *
Goodbye German coal *
Hubble sees evolving galaxies *
Mineral Resource of the Month: Selenium
7 A COMMENT ON...
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.
46 A POLITICAL COMMENT ON...
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.
68 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
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.
4 FROM THE EDITOR
6 LETTERS: Perspectives
22 WHERE ON EARTH?
40 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.
Movies: Saving Our Sun: A Review of Sunshine
Movies: Change Is in the Air: A Review of Arctic Tale
On the Web: And Your Carbon Footprint Is…
50 CLASSIFIEDS: Career
66 DOWN TO EARTH WITH...
Geologist Sarah Gaines
October 1, 1958: NASA Launches Its Operations
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