It is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities.
By Will Ferguson, WSU College of Arts and Science
The impact of pollutants from the world’s largest oil sand field on the health of amphibians marks the focus of a team of research biologists from Washington State University and Canada.
PULLMAN, Wash. – A warming world climate is expected to increase the need for successful recycling of wastewater for human use and irrigation. Controlling disease-causing viruses in this water will be discussed at 4:10 p.m. Monday, April 10, in PACCAR 202 at Washington State University.
By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – After growing up in drought-afflicted Ethiopia, Yonas Demissie values water. His research to manage the life-sustaining resource reaches from the U.S. military to the Nile River basin, from Washington’s Hanford nuclear site to biofuels crops and the Gulf of Mexico.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Interdisciplinary research teams poised to address food-energy-water (FEW) system challenges are encouraged to submit a proposal by Feb. 15 to participate in a tri-state workshop April 10-11.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer
SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists in a rare and sometimes dangerous study of the Arctic have found that the region’s thinning sea ice is more prone to melting and storms, threatening its role as a moderator of the planet’s climate.