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Mount Rainier plumbing
2014-07-19 05:07:13

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new, detailed image of the volcanic plumbing beneath Mt. Rainier has been created by a group of researchers from the University of Utah, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the College of New Jersey and the University of Bergen, Norway. The study, published in Nature, measured how fast the Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves. "This is the most direct image yet capturing the melting process that feeds magma into a crustal...

2013-08-22 23:03:17

$1 Million in Giveaways and Services to Highlight Saturday Celebration Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Convoy of Hope will make a stop in Tacoma, Wash. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Mt. Tahoma High School and will provide a day of free goods and services. The community celebration is one of many Convoy of Hope will host in 2013 throughout the United States. The tour recently made four stops last weekend where more than 17,000 guests attended. More than 49,000 guests of honor have attended...

2010-01-19 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Geographic Society today unveiled its latest Geotourism MapGuide, which highlights the sustainable places and attractions in the Central Cascades region of the Pacific Northwest. Based on recommendations of local residents and business owners, the MapGuide showcases authentic and sustainable ways to experience the dynamic landscape, pioneering culture and recreational treasures of the Central Cascades areas of Washington and Oregon. The...

2009-10-02 01:01:01

Global warming is not melting away Mount Rainer in Washington state, even if a survey marker at the highest peak suggests it could be, officials say. The Seattle Times reports the aluminum marker pokes nearly 2 feet above the ice cap at the mountain's highest point, giving the appearance part of the ice has melted away. Not so, say experts. The marker, it turns out, was never under ice -- and it wasn't even erected at the summit, said surveyor Larry Signani, who has led teams that measured...

2009-04-10 14:54:21

Dwight Crandell, a renowned volcanologist in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, has died of a heart attack at the age of 86, his family said. Crandell died Monday at a hospice in Wheat Ridge, Colo., The Seattle Times reported Friday. When Crandell began working in the Puget Sound lowlands in the 1950s, conventional wisdom held the region had been shaped by glaciers, the Seattle Times reported Friday. Crandell and his colleague, Don Mullineaux, soon observed however that the region's deep layers of...

2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Scott Sandsberry YAKIMA --Majestic, shadowed forest dominates the trail leading to Owyhigh Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park. The 3.5-mile hike climaxes with the appearance of jagged Governor's Ridge, overlooking a meadow basin with a pair of small alpine lakes. Don't expect views of mighty Mount Rainier on this broad route steadily leading upward to the lakes. Enjoy those on the drive across Chinook Pass and the vista point along Highway 410 before turning off on the White River...

2008-07-20 06:00:23

By Rob Carson, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jul. 20--or people who spend their lives studying rivers, the Nisqually is a model made in heaven. It's only 78 miles long, but it flows through such spectacular, varied terrain that it makes an ideal living laboratory for geologists, hydrologists and biologists. It begins at a glacier on an active volcano; crashes down a steep, narrow canyon, through old-growth forests and past herds of elk. Then it meanders across prairies and farmland to...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Warren Cornwall, Seattle Times Jul. 10--Indian tribes, trying to protect imperiled White River salmon, and Eastside cities, thirsty for water, have reached a deal that removes a major roadblock to the cities' quest to pipe water from Lake Tapps. The agreement, announced Wednesday, would ensure more water stays in the White River than in earlier decades. In the past, parts of the river nearly ran dry, as most of the water was diverted to Lake Tapps and a hydropower dam. "It means...


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Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the Pacific Forest Reserve was established. This area included a national forest as well as Mount Rainer and...

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