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2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News Over the past 10 years, geologists with the Utah Geological Survey have been working toward a paradigm shift in the prevailing thought toward development. The perception among the geotechnical community, says UGS senior geologist Francis Ashland, was that landslides in Utah were prehistoric. "The engineering community doing predevelopment studies hasn't kept up with the science," he said. Since landslides began moving in the 1990s, UGS has had its...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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