DNR http://www.kplu.org en Mima Mounds continue to mystify scientists http://www.kplu.org/post/mima-mounds-continue-mystify-scientists <p>http://kpluwonders.org/sites/default/files/IWWFEATUREMimaMounds-FINAL.MP3</p><p>There&rsquo;s a large swath of native prairie southwest of Olympia that&rsquo;s very strange looking. So strange, in fact, that some have even said it was created by aliens.&nbsp;</p><p>What makes it strange are &ldquo;things&rdquo; called <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/ManagedLands/Pages/amp_na_mima.aspx">The Mima Mounds</a>.</p><p>We can tell you some things they are <em>not</em>, but we can&rsquo;t tell you what they <em>are</em>. In fact, people have been trying to figure them out for centuries.</p><p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s probably one of the most poorly understood phenomena in earth science,&rdquo; says Paul Butler, professor emeritus of Earth Science at the Evergreen State College.</p><p><strong><a href="http://kpluwonders.org/content/mima-mounds-continue-mystify-scientists">Read more on I Wonder Why ... ?</a></strong></p><p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 12:30:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3678 at http://www.kplu.org Mima Mounds continue to mystify scientists That sinking feeling: Cleaning up abandoned boats http://www.kplu.org/post/sinking-feeling-cleaning-abandoned-boats <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949108.mp3</p><p>So, you live near a marina -- or a river or lake -- and you notice that an old, possibly-abandoned boat is sinking.</p><p><strong>Who you gonna call?</strong></p><p>Your first thought might be to notify the local police or fire department. Bryan Flint says that might work, or it might not.</p><p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:10:13 +0000 Liam Moriarty 660 at http://www.kplu.org That sinking feeling: Cleaning up abandoned boats DNR nabs timber thieves on state land in Lewis County http://www.kplu.org/post/dnr-nabs-timber-thieves-state-land-lewis-county <p>State enforcement officers from the Department of Natural Resources have arrested two men for illegally cutting down large alder trees on state property.</p><p>The <a href="http://washingtondnr.wordpress.com/2011/01/19/dnr-officers-arrest-two-for-stealing-valued-alder-wood-from-state-trust-land/">DNR blog Ear to the Ground reports </a>that:</p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:32:33 +0000 Liam Moriarty 561 at http://www.kplu.org DNR nabs timber thieves on state land in Lewis County