WSU News

Reservoirs play substantial role in global warming

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

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John Harrison

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say the world’s reservoirs are an underappreciated source of greenhouse gases, producing the equivalent of roughly 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide a year, or 1.3 percent of all greenhouse gases produced by humans. » More …

Student works to boost renewable energy in Philippines

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

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Elmer Villota

RICHLAND, Wash. – In Elmar Villota’s home country of the Philippines, as much as 15 percent of households do not have electricity. Villota, a doctoral student in biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is motivated to close that gap with renewable energy. » More …

Smart city living lab partnership moves forward

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University has joined with six private and public partners on a formal agreement to develop Spokane’s University District into a smart city living laboratory. » More …

Researchers make breakthrough in biobased materials

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

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Xiao Zhang

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a way to practically separate lignin from wood, a breakthrough that could provide new sources of lignin for advanced renewable fuel and advanced materials applications. » More …

Research examines effect of pot legalization on policing

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

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Mary Stohr

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are undertaking a $1 million, three-year study of how the state’s legalization of marijuana has affected law enforcement and crime. The study will look at state, county and tribal police jurisdictions, as well as policing in neighboring states. » More …

Volleyball 17th in nation; team plays at home Friday

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Head coach Jen Greeny celebrates with the team after Washington win.

By WSU Athletics

PULLMAN, Wash. – Coming off a pair of stunning roads wins at then-No. 4 Washington and then-No. 9 UCLA, the Washington State University volleyball team is ranked No. 17 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Poll for Week 5 (Sept. 26). » More …

WSU studies pollution potential of industrial nanomaterials

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

chowdhuryPULLMAN, Wash. – Nanoscale materials are helping provide new and better products for society, but researchers know little about what happens when these materials break down in the environment. » More …