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Recent press and social media coverage have reminded residents of the Pacific Northwest that they live in a…
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South American example illustrates Rocky Mountain formation

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A better view of the Rockies, thanks to a geological feature in Peru

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Scientists are getting an unprecedented look at a geological process in South America that mirrors the formation of…
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