Alaska melting into the sea *
Rapid evolution in early trilobites fueled by high variation *
Voyage of the ducks *
Ancient humans dodged super-eruption? *
Understanding the crust beneath Iran *
Live Earth: Scientists rock Antarctica *
A huge discovery in Wyoming *
Icebergs help fertilize the ocean *
Iranian carmakers shift to natural gas cars *
Baby woolly mammoth frozen in time *
Indium prices on the rise *
Earth’s heat buoys up its crust *
Cold wars: Russia claims Arctic land * NY State: Still no license for geologists * Hurricanes a boon to bleached corals * Graduate student murdered *
Fires rage across the West *
Mineral Resource of the Month: Wollastonite
PLUS: Research, Geophenomena and Resources in the News
7 A COMMENT ON...
Energy: Don’t Blame China for High Oil Prices
Despite a public discussion to the contrary, China is not to blame for high energy prices in the United States and across the world. The United States is as much to blame as anyone.
Michael E. Webber
44 A POLITICAL COMMENT ON...
Water: Our Most Valuable Commodity Gains Congressional Attention
The House passed the Water Resources Development Act in August and the Senate is set to pass it this month. But is it enough to save our nation’s water?
60 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
A License to Practice Geology
Thirty states offer a license to practice geology. Does yours? If you work as a geologist, getting licensed might be worth your while.
William J. Siok
4 FROM THE EDITOR
6 LETTERS: Perspectives
22 WHERE ON EARTH?
40 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Earth in Real Time
If a mountainside collapses in the middle of the remote Alps and nobody records it, does it still happen? Of course it does, and researchers are on the path to determine how to predict such events.
42 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Taking Science for a Ride
Rutgers University has taken a new approach to getting kids excited about science — they’re bringing the science, via a big bus equipped with a plasma screen TV and cool experiments, to the kids.
On the Web: Stellarium
On the Web: Galaxy Zoo
49 CLASSIFIEDS: Career
58 DOWN TO EARTH WITH...
Seismologist Brian Tucker
September 30, 1882: Nation’s first hydroelectric power plant opens
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