PULLMAN, Wash. – No matter how still we stand, or if we’re in Scotland, Malaysia or the United States, we are always spinning. Our Earth spins at a constant, very fast speed as we make a trip around the sun.
The mountains of Antarctica, lying several thousand feet below the ice, as detected by radar. Image courtesy of Michael Studinger, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Geologist Jeff Vervoort with a 1.86-billion-year-old piece of gneiss he found near Clarkia, Idaho, typical of the rocks at the core of the ancient supercontinent of Rodinia. Jeff Vervoort’s research […]
PULLMAN – The Green Bike Program will close temporarily for routine maintenance Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 3-4. All bicycles in the Green Bike fleet will undergo routine maintenance and cleaning for a two-day period in order to prepare for the Fall 2010 academic semester. During this time, people who check out bikes on […]
PULLMAN – Several researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research are assessing air chemistry with the aid of an NSF grant to better understand air pollution and its impacts. Lamb The grant, totaling more than $200,000, will help Brian Lamb, Regents Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his team in their study […]
On Thursday, April 10 from 3-4 p.m. in CUE 203 former NASA astronaut, scientist and consultant Thomas D. Jones will present a free public lecture on his experience flying aboard the space shuttle and his three space walks. Jones holds a doctorate in planetary sciences and has flown on four space shuttle missions to Earth […]
In celebration of Earth Day, 2005, Washington State University announced April 22 its plans to purchase Magpie Forest, a 14-acre patch of endangered Palouse Prairie still surviving on the northern edge of Pullman.Magpie Forest has long been valued by local conservation groups and researchers for the rich biological diversity of its native plants, but the explosive […]
Technology and modernization alone won’t rescue our planet from the detrimental environmental impacts of industrialization and other human activities, according to a WSU researcher and leader in developing a way to scientifically model and assess human interactions with the environment.In fact, research by WSU sociologist Eugene A. Rosa and colleagues, Richard York of the University […]