For years, scientists have wondered why Mount St. Helens is out of line with other volcanoes on the Pacific Northwest’s ring-of-fire. Oregon State University scientists think they now have the answer. Continue Reading Why Is Mount St. Helens Out Of Line With Other Peaks?
One way to predict the risk of earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest is to look at how often they occurred in the past – and, for several groups of geologists, delving into the fault lines themselves. The evidence lies in trenches the scientists cut across fault lines in northwest Oregon and on the north Olympic Peninsula. Continue Reading Northwest’s Ancient Earthquakes May Help Predict Future Risk
Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sought to portray the high court as nonpartisan. “The justices on the Supreme Court do not sit on opposite sides of an aisle,” he said Tuesday. Continue Reading Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Off To A Raucous Start
A proposal for a $1.1 billion renewable fuels refinery on the Columbia River could be held up by a dispute over land use zoning. Continue Reading Land Use Conflict Hangs Over Plan For Renewable Fuels Refinery On Columbia River
A healthy population of grizzlies in and around Glacier National Park means the bear may soon come off the endangered species list. But more bears mean more confrontations with humans. Continue Reading Grizzlies Have Recovered, Officials Say; Now Montanans Have To Get Along With Them
Immigrant advocates claim the Trump administration is building a “second wall” to keep immigrants out of this country. That wall is the lengthy and time-consuming process to become a U.S. citizen. Continue Reading The Wait To Become A U.S. Citizen Lengthens
One of the 10 dialects of the Yakama Nation’s Sahaptin language is called Ichishkíin. With fewer than 50 fluent speakers, it’s considered endangered according to the Heritage University Language Center. But a new Android mobile app connects users to it. Continue Reading Android App Reconnects Community To Yakama Indigenous Language
For as long as he can remember, Angel has missed the beginning of the school year in Texas because his family stays in North Dakota through the harvest. It’s weather-dependent, so there’s no hard end; all Angel knows is they’ll head home to Texas sometime in October or November. Continue Reading In One Generation, A Farmworker Family Grows College Ambitions
Washington government marksmen now have clearance to go out this weekend to shoot a wolf from a pack that has been preying on cattle in the Colville National Forest. On Friday a judge declined to extend a temporary stay on the killing won by several environmental groups last week. Continue Reading Judge Says Washington Wildlife Agency Can Kill Togo Pack Wolf For Cattle Hunting
Every September more than a million people go to the Washington State Fair — oblivious that the Puyallup fairgrounds site was where people of Japanese ancestry were rounded up and incarcerated during WWII. Continue Reading September Focus: The Internment Of Japanese-Americans
Ocean researchers have found nearly 1,000 methane seep sites along the continental shelf of the Pacific Northwest. The bubble streams could be a sign of offshore energy potential, represent a greenhouse gas threat — or be neither of those things at all. Continue Reading Bubble Hunters: Ocean Scientists Count 1,000 Methane Seeps Off Pacific Northwest Coast
More than 40 researchers concluded that climate change would make ecosystems such as deciduous forests, grasslands and Arctic tundra unrecognizable. Continue Reading To Predict Effects Of Global Warming, Scientists Looked Back 20,000 Years
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