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Ask Dr. Universe: Shifting plates cause earthquakes

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.

Then and Now: Spokane’s rocky landscape

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.

Hangman-Latah trail corridor project updated at meeting

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...

Analysis counters WSU profs’ opposition to wolf killing

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.

Recent landslide fits into upcoming Ice Age Floods field trip

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...

Free Washington geology program tonight

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...

Researchers seek to find Old Faithful’s underground plumbing

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.

‘Washington Rocks!’ geology authors coming to Auntie’s

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...

In brief: Hikes, lectures target Ice Age Floods

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.