Science http://klcc.org en Volcanic Eruptions Could Be More Rare Than You Think http://klcc.org/post/volcanic-eruptions-could-be-more-rare-you-think <p></p><p></p><p>Right before a volcano erupts, molten rock, known as magma, is moving around underneath the surface. New research suggests this liquid magma is very rare. That’s an important finding for researchers trying to predict when a volcano may erupt.</p><p>Magma may not be bubbling beneath the Northwest’s volcanoes as much as you think.</p><p>Researchers studying Mount Hood have found that magma is often too cold to move around so much. And cold, here, is a relative term. About 750 degrees Celsius.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:43:35 +0000 Courtney Flatt 8399 at http://klcc.org Volcanic Eruptions Could Be More Rare Than You Think Stink Bug Spread Alarms Growers, Scientists http://klcc.org/post/stink-bug-spread-alarms-growers-scientists <p>A malodorous invasive bug has gone from a worry to a certifiable nuisance for some Northwest (or Western) farmers and gardeners. The name of this insect is a mouthful: the brown marmorated stink bug. Researchers say the population really seems to have taken off this year. With the approach of winter, these stink bugs are leaving the fields and may just crawl into your home.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 14:35:02 +0000 Tom Banse 4270 at http://klcc.org Stink Bug Spread Alarms Growers, Scientists