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Water Ills Focus of New Documentary

Aaron Wolf of Oregon State University (whose study of documented water disputes over the past 50 years showed that of the 1,800 disputes, "two thirds were cooperative" and involved "very little violence and no wars")

Five Myths about Water

Aaron Wolf, professor at Oregon State University, as looked back more than 1,000 years and has found no instance of armed conflict between countries in which water was a primary issue.

Ice Age Thaw May Serve as Global Warning

The ice sheet was actually so large that it was unstable, said study co-author Peter Clark of Oregon State University.

Japan Tsunami Holds Lessons for Pacific Northwest

Still, some 90 percent of the coastal region's residents and visitors evacuated effectively, said Patrick Corcoran, an Oregon State University education and outreach specialist, who just returned from a disaster symposium at United Nations University in Japan.

Magma Fingers, Volcanic Plumbing, Knickzones and Atmospheric River Events

Stephen T. Lancaster of Oregon State University and colleagues used field mapping and remote sensing data, including airborne laser altimetry, to locate and characterize initiation sites of six debris flows that occurred during a so-called "atmospheric river" event (i.e., a warm wet storm) on Mount Rainier, Washington, in November 2006.

ESRI Chief Scientist Receives Honors

ESRI chief scientist Dawn J. Wright, PhD, has received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Presidential Achievement Award.

Scientists Discover Reason for Mt. Hood's Non-Explosive Nature

"We joke that part of the reason Hood is so interesting is because it's so boring," said Oregon State University volcanologist Alison Koleszar. "It has been doing the exact same thing for at least the last 30,000 years."

Growth Spurt at a Bolivian Volcano is Fertile Ground for Study

"The size and longevity of the uplift is unprecidented," said Shanaka de Silva, a geologist at Oregon State University who has been studying Uturuncu since 2006.

Global Warming May Trigger Winter Cooling

"This is completely plausible," says Anne Nolin, a climate scientist at Oregon State University in Corvallis.