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Diseased Passage

Diseased Passage

Crossing the sewage-filled New River, migrants risk their health--and others'

July 6, 2000 — Eric Niiler
Rivers of Rock

Rivers of Rock

New ways of predicting the disastrous flows of volcanic ash known as lahars

July 1, 2000 — Sarah Simpson
Building a Brainier Mouse

Building a Brainier Mouse

By genetically engineering a smarter than average mouse, scientists have assembled some of the central molecular components of learning and memory

April 1, 2000 — Joe Z. Tsien

The Heat is On

Scientists and politicians can quibble about what or who is to blame, but the oceans have cast a clear vote: Planet Earth is warming up

April 17, 2000 — Sarah Simpson
Snake Hunting

Snake Hunting

A new fossil is helping scientists clarify the slippery origins of modern serpents

March 20, 2000 — Kristin Leutwyler
Asbestos in the Air

Asbestos in the Air

A housing boom stirs up natural asbestos in California

February 1, 2000 — Rebecca Renner
METHANE FEVER

METHANE FEVER

An undersea methane explosion may have driven the most rapid warming episode of the past 90 million years

February 21, 2000 — Sarah Simpson
VIOLENT OPPOSITION

VIOLENT OPPOSITION

Escalating protests may be driving away some researchers

February 21, 2000 — Meg Turville-Heitz
Melting Away

Melting Away

The shrinking of an immense swath of Antarctic ice threatens to raise sea level and there may be no stopping it

January 1, 2000 — Sarah Simpson
Snowball Earth

Snowball Earth

Ice entombed our planet hundreds of millions of years ago, and complex animals evolved in the greenhouse heat wave that followed

January 21, 2000 — Paul F. Hoffman and Daniel P. Schrag
A PLAN FOR PANAMA

A PLAN FOR PANAMA

As the U.S. turns over the canal, Panama prepares for visitors

December 20, 1999 — Sasha Nemecek
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