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  Geotimes - September 2007 - Print Table of Contents
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September 2007
vol. 52, no. 9

FEATURES


24 Strange Bedfellows? Evangelicals and Scientists Join Forces on Climate
This year, two seemingly disparate groups — scientists and evangelical Christians — joined together to sign a statement calling for the government to take urgent action to mitigate global warming.
Nicole Branan

30 Controversy in the Cradle of Humankind
Some of Kenya’s religious leaders are objecting to the display of human evolution in Kenya’s national museums, much to the chagrin of scientists studying hominin fossils in the so-called cradle of human evolution.
Kathryn Hansen

34 Intersection of Beliefs
In “Jewels in a Heart of Darkness” and “Atlantis of the Sands: Finding the lost city of Ubar,” explore the science behind the history of two mysterious, but religiously significant sites. In an essay on “Loren Eiseley and the Caravan of Nature,” learn about one of the great naturalist writers of the last century.
Erin Wayman, Carolyn Gramling, Rasoul Sorkhabi


NEWS NOTES


8 NEWS
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

VIEWS


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?
Linda Rowan

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

 

 

DEPARTMENTS


4 FROM THE EDITOR
6 LETTERS: Perspectives from readers
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.
Carolyn Gramling

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.
Erin Wayman

45 GEOMEDIA
On the Web: Stellarium
On the Web: Galaxy Zoo

48 GEOMARKETPLACE
49 CLASSIFIEDS: Career opportunities

58 DOWN TO EARTH WITH...
Seismologist Brian Tucker

59 BENCHMARKS
September 30, 1882: Nation’s first hydroelectric power plant opens

 

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