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Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

Rock Doc

Dr. E. Kirsten Peters, a native of the rural Northwest, was trained as a geologist
at Princeton and Harvard. This column is a service of the College of Agricultural,
Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University.
Peters can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Doing more with less on the road
By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

BETWEEN THE debt-ceiling kerfuffle and Hurricane Irene, you may have missed two bits of summertime news that will be important for what we drive in the coming years.
First, President Barack Obama announced that the administration and automakers had reached a deal to double the fuel economy of our national fleet of cars starting in model year 2017 and reaching the goal by 2025.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 6:19 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:38 PM )
Cancer detection and man's best friend


By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters

DOGS ARE LOYAL, playful, loving and sometimes cute as a button. It’s no wonder we love them (some of us more than others, to be sure).
Dogs were likely one of the very first animals we humans domesticated. They’ve been sitting around our campfires for a very long time, indeed. We train our dogs to sit, shake and lie down. It also could be said the dogs train us to dispense kibbles, rawhide treats and scratches behind the ears. What matters isn’t which side comes out ahead in the exchange, I like to think, but that both sides benefit from our association.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:14 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:40 PM )

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