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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

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

Intersection of Beliefs Print Exclusive
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



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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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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 
Baby woolly mammoth frozen in time 
Earth’s heat buoys up its crust 
Cold wars: Russia claims Arctic land 
NY State: Still no license for geologists 
Graduate student murdered 

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Iranian carmakers shift to natural gas cars 
Indium prices on the rise 
Hurricanes a boon to bleached corals 
Fires rage across the West 
Mineral Resource of the Month: Wollastonite 

 

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Seismologist Brian Tucker

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

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

TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
Earth in Real Time Print Exclusive
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

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


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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

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

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


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