For this month's Environmental Outlook: Ten years ago, Israel experienced a prolonged drought that forced the country to come up with a strategy to address water scarcity. What its experience could teach an increasingly water-starved planet.
The science of earthquakes. Shifting plates beneath the earth’s surface have created beautiful mountain ranges and devastating natural disasters. Why the earthquake in Haiti caused more destruction than a stronger one in Chile.
- Mike Blanpied associate program coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program.
- Tim Beach professor of geography and geoscience; Cinco Hermanos chair in environment and international affairs, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
- James Whitcomb head, Deep Earth Processes Section, Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation.
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