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Sumas Historical Society museum grand opening Saturday

 The Sumas Historical Society will officially open its new museum and visitor center, located at 114 Second St., on Saturday, Aug. 5. Doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — or as long as people want to visit. 

Don Easterbrook shares new book on the geology of the San Juans

Don J. Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, where he was department chairman for 12 years, shares his new book, “Cruising Through Geologic Time in the San Juan Islands,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Climate debate warms up

Clair Bosen watched cattle graze on the stubble of corn he raised for grain — a spectacle he insists would have been nearly impossible on his Preston, Idaho, farm just a couple of decades ago.

It used to be, the 78-year-old farmer and rancher explained, that area producers dared only to…

Geologist: Ancient Whatcom County slides dwarf the Oso disaster

Geologist Don Easterbrook scoffed when he heard news reports that called the Oso slide on the Stillaguamish River the biggest in the United States.

The Stillaguamish slide on March 22, 2014, killed more than 30 people, dammed the river and shut down a state highway. Its estimated volume…

WWU faculty find overwhelming scientific evidence to support global warming

On March 26, 2013, a long-retired faculty member of our department, Don Easterbrook, presented his opinions on human-caused global climate change to the Washington State Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee at the invitation of the committee chair Sen. Doug Ericksen, R.-…

Retired WWU professor, a global warming skeptic, meets with Wash. senators

A new Republican-dominated majority in the state Senate dedicated a rare block of time Tuesday to hear the views of a global warming skeptic who argued that federal scientists have been manipulating climate data to inflate temperatures.

Scientist talks to county residents about climate change

By the end of the century, fall flooding on the Skagit River will be more severe, catastrophic coastal flooding could happen every year and salmon could be further endangered by low summer runoff, a University of Washington climate scientist told a packed house Thursday morning.
University…

Maine Voices: World was warmer in the past without terrible effects

What would you think if someone told you that in Greenland, about 9,100 years of the last 10,500 years were warmer than now? Or that the coldest years during this time span were in the late 19th century, at the close of the "Little Ice Age"?

Further, what…

Facts don't always support hype about some issues

So many statements we accept as true, plausible or beyond question; but are they? Let’s look at a couple of important ones: global warming and U.S. manufacturing decline.

In 2000, Dr. David Viner of University of East Anglia’s disgraced Climatic Research Unit advised, “Within a few years…

Walter Williams: Question common statements

So many statements we accept as true, plausible or beyond question; but are they? Let's look at a couple of important ones: global warming and U.S. manufacturing decline.

In 2000, Dr. David Viner of University of East Anglia's disgraced Climatic Research Unit advised, “Within a…

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