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July 31, 2017
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New book by UW’s David R. Montgomery addresses how to rebuild Earth’s soils

In the introduction, University of Washington geologist David R. Montgomery writes that he never thought he’d write an optimistic book about the environment. Montgomery’s first popular book, “Dirt,” was about how erosion undermined ancient civilizations around the world in places … Continue reading

January 22, 2014
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Soil production breaks geologic speed record

Geologic time is shorthand for slow-paced. But new measurements from steep mountaintops in New Zealand shows that rock can transform into soil more than twice as fast as previously believed possible. The findings were published Jan. 16 in the early … Continue reading

August 10, 2013
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Geochemical ‘fingerprints’ leave evidence that megafloods eroded steep gorge

The Yarlung-Tsangpo River in southern Asia drops rapidly through the Himalaya Mountains on its way to the Bay of Bengal, losing about 7,000 feet of elevation through the precipitously steep Tsangpo Gorge. For the first time, scientists have direct geochemical … Continue reading

August 14, 2012
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New Book Explores Noah’s Flood; Says Bible and Science Can Get Along

“I doubt the historic truth about Noah’s Flood will ever be known with certainty. And I don’t think it really matters. The discoveries of science have revealed the world and our universe to be far more spectacular than could have … Continue reading

June 3, 2012
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Landslides Linked to Plate Tectonics Create the Steepest Mountain Terrain

Some of the steepest mountain slopes in the world got that way because of the interplay between terrain uplift associated with plate tectonics and powerful streams cutting into hillsides, leading to erosion in the form of large landslides, new research … Continue reading

March 25, 2012
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Geologists Discover New Class of Landform – on Mars

An odd, previously unseen landform could provide a window into the geological history of Mars, according to new research by University of Washington geologists. They call the structures periodic bedrock ridges (and they use the abbreviation PBRs to evoke a … Continue reading