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UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Spokane River’s story one of geology, settlement

Timeline from the “The Spokane River Story” in The Spokesman-Review in 1991.


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 …


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 …


Decades after Mount St. Helens eruption, Pacific Northwest volcanoes still leave their mark

Washington celebrates Volcano Preparedness Month in May, coinciding with the May 18 anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption.


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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Montana geologist finds new Bitterroot fault line

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.


Field Reports: Washington proposes simpler fishing regulations

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.


Ice Age Floods geology tour to visit Porcupine Bay landslide

The recent landslide at Porcupine Bay above the Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt has added a new “geology at work” opportunity to an


New mapping shows history of Columbia River Gorge landslides

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.


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 …


Study shows temperatures rising in Yellowstone Lake vents

Scientists say the amount of heat coming from Yellowstone Lake appears to be much higher than previously thought.


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 …


Palouse Falls a ‘site of wonder’ for thousands of years

Washington’s official waterfall was created by cataclysmic forces, including lava flows and the Missoula Floods. Geologists took a field trip to Palouse Falls on Friday.


Field reports: Grizzly researchers near Sullivan Lake

CRITTERS – Federal grizzly bear researchers are working near the Salmo-Priest Wilderness to trap and fit GPS collars on grizzly bears. The researchers also are trying to get DNA samples …


Field reports: Weed control to close Newman Lake access

BOATING – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife public-access site at Newman Lake will be closed June 2-4 to allow treatment of the lake with herbicide to control Eurasian …


Out & About: Mudders trash restored national forest meadow

OUTLAW – Colville National Forest officers are looking for tips in the case of a four-wheel-drive vehicle that left deep marks in a restored meadow this month. After the meadow …


The Rock Doc: ‘Jeopardy’ clue calls for hard answers

A good friend of mine checks each morning on the Web for the final “Jeopardy” question from the TV game show. I don’t go to movies or follow sports, so …


Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved …


The Rock Doc: Midwest isn’t out of danger from quakes

I once experienced a small earthquake when I was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. The natives thought little of the temblor, but I was impressed that the ground beneath …


Spokane has lower risk for landslides than Western Washington

Landslides are part of Spokane’s geologic history, though the risk is slim for the type of major slide such as last weekend’s devastating mountainside collapse northeast of Seattle. “Low risk …


Rock Doc: GPS monitors help scientists predict volcanic eruptions

There are two main things most people would like to know about particular volcanoes: When is the next eruption and how big will that eruption be? Scientists in Iceland have …


Doug Clark: Mix crack and pot and you have geologists’ Spokane Fault

The city of my birth is once again being treated like the dopey kid who stuck his tongue to the frozen flagpole. We just can’t catch a break when our …


Rock Doc: Alaska’s coastal glaciers have much to tell

Each year at this time, thousands of tourists embark on cruises along Alaska’s stunning coastal waters. If they are lucky, the tourists experience dry weather, relatively calm seas and breathtaking …


The Rock Doc: Stream research goes with flow of technology

It’s obvious that streams and rivers carry cobbles, gravel and sand downstream. Geologists know streams move a lot of material at flood stage but, even during calmer water flow, streams …


Rock Doc: Meteorite makes impression on geologists

I think the most memorable single day of all my years as a student was the afternoon I got to examine moon rocks in graduate school. Rocks on Earth are …


Sutter’s Mill also site of modern-day meteorite rush

As a geologist I hope you remember the story of Sutter’s Mill. It was the place in California where gold was discovered in 1848. As news of the discovery spread, …


Park offers glimpse of geologic history

VANTAGE, Wash. – Blistering hot in midsummer and bitterly cold in the dead of winter, Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park is best visited in the spring or fall. West Siders …


Ice sheets melting at poles faster than before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fueled by global warming, polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are now melting three times faster than they did in the 1990s, a new scientific study …


Book Notes: Rock Doc’s book explores climate change

E. Kirsten Peters, who writes the Rock Doc column that runs in Monday’s Today section, has a new book out. Peters, a geologist by trade who taught geology and science …


Geologists find East Coast quakes travel farther

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Data from the 2011 earthquake centered in Virginia shows East Coast tremors can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought, the …