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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It’s something like a modern-day chuckwalla, strolling in sand dunes on an island in what now is the Grand Canyon region.
Groundbreaking work by a University of Kansas doctoral student has provided the most detailed evidence yet for one of the most storied moments in the history of the Earth.
Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.
These massive plates move very, very slowly – about one or two inches a year. But when plates slip over or under each other, collide or break away, an earthquake happens. Usually, they last just a few seconds but really big quakes can often last anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds.
When Spokane city father James Glover arrived in 1874, science had yet to explain the rocky buttes and basins of Eastern Washington or the other varied landscapes of the Washington Territories.
Washington celebrates Volcano Preparedness Month in May, coinciding with the May 18 anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption.
TRAILS – Progress in research, mapping and planning a public trail corridor along Hangman Creek will be presented at a open house meeting on Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5810 S. Meadowlane Rd. in Spokane. The Hangman-Latah Creek...
The event at the Spokane Public Library’s downtown branch kicks off National Chemistry Week.
A Washington State University professor erred in controversial research released in 2014 suggesting that killing wolves that attack cattle is counterproductive because it stimulates more attacks, according to a statistical analysis released on Tuesday.
A mapping method used to look at floodplains in the Bitterroot Valley turned up something unexpected: a new fault line that just might cross under the Lake Como Dam.
Simplifying Washington’s fishing regulations is the goal of 13 proposals that will be presented at public meetings across the state by Fish and Wildlife Department fish managers.
The recent landslide at Porcupine Bay above the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt has added a new “geology at work” opportunity to an
GEOLOGY -- The recent landslide at Porcupine Bay above the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt has added a new "geology at work" opportunity to an Ice age Floods Institute lecture and field trip planned for next week. Linda McCollum, a geology professor at Eastern Washington...
ENVIRONMENT – A free program, “Exploring Washington Geology,” will be presented by Gene Kiver, EWU geology professor, tonight, march 27, at 7 p.m., at The Lair Auditorium, Building 6, Spokane Community College, 1810 Greene St. in Spokane. Kiver's presentation is based on the 2016 published...
The Columbia River Gorge is famous for sweeping dramatic vistas, but new research published by the U.S. Geological Survey reveals a shifting landscape beneath the forest.
Scientists from the U.S. and Denmark are seeking to map out the plumbing system hidden inside the earth’s crust that’s responsible for the famous Old Faithful geyser and other hydrothermal features at Yellowstone National Park.
Scientists say the amount of heat coming from Yellowstone Lake appears to be much higher than previously thought.
GEOLOGY -- "Washington Rocks!" is a guidebook that brings geology to the people. And the authors from Eastern Washington University are bringing a program about the book to Auntie's Book Store in Spokane at 6 p.m. on Oct. 7. As I mentioned in a review...
The Cheney-Spokane Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute has several educational programs planned for October, and it’s not too early to sign up for limited spaces on two geologist-led hikes in the upper Grand Coulee area.