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  • Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars

    Researchers go to Utah to experience another planet: Mars

    At the Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville, Utah, researchers consider the possibility of exploring the red planet.

  • Braving landfills, dodging avalanches, all for the sake of geoscience

    Braving landfills, dodging avalanches, all for the sake of geoscience

    The intrepid scientific grunts behind the Plate Boundary Observatory roam the West keeping tabs on weird-looking far-flung GPS stations.

  • Washington's Hanford Reservation and nuclear plant may lie on faults

    Washington's Hanford Reservation and nuclear plant may lie on faults

    Brian Sherrod, a government paleoseismologist, believes cities and infrastructure in eastern Washington may be far more earthquake-prone than previously realized.

  • Out stealing rocks from special places

    Out stealing rocks from special places

    The author leaves no trace -- but sometimes leaves with a trace of local geology in his pocket.

  • Down the wormhole

    Down the wormhole

    An obscure cave near Steamboat Springs, Colo., contains rare hydrogen sulfide-consuming worms that might hold a key to extraterrestrial life forms.

  • After the Floods

    After the Floods

    The Ice Age Floods reshaped the landscape of eastern Washington -- and our knowledge of geology.

  • A scientist's view of change

    A scientist's view of change

    In Of Rock and Rivers, Ellen Wohl, a geomorphologist, reads the story behind the Western landscape.

  • Time to breathe

    Time to breathe

    Stargazing and geology satisfy the spiritual needs of a Utah writer and teacher.

  • A geography of the imagination

    In Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape, edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, 45 diverse writers define unusual geographical terms used across the country.

  • Energy illusions

    A BLM report issued in late 2006 appears to show that less land is available for energy exploration now than in 2003, but a closer look shows that appearances are deceiving.

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