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Health of amphibians in oil sand fields area assessed
June 5, 2017

wood frogBy Will Ferguson, WSU College of Arts and Science

The impact of pollutants from the world’s largest oil sand field on the health of amphibians marks the focus of a team of research biologists from Washington State University and Canada.

Rock Doc column: New lessons in petroleum access
January 14, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – When I was young geology student, I learned the basics of petroleum production as they were then understood. Deep layers of sedimentary rocks, including shale, were the “source rocks” for hydrocarbons.