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Ask Dr. Universe: Why are plants green?

PUYALLUP, Wash. – A lush tropical rainforest, a field of sunflowers, a garden in your neighborhood. Our Earth is home to all kinds of plant life. From trees to catnip, there are thousands of different species of plants. Most of these plants are green, but not all of them. » More …

Four WSU faculty members elected to AAAS

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Katie Zhong, left, Markus Flury, Susmita Bose and Kelly Brayton.

WASHINGTON – Four Washington State University faculty have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. » More …

Training, info sessions address changes in pesticide handling

pesticides-signPUYALLUP, Wash. – Pesticide handlers must be trained annually and training records maintained starting in January, according to recent changes in the federal Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). Many resources are available to employers to meet the requirements, said Catherine H. Daniels, Washington State University Extension pesticide specialist at WSU Puyallup. » More …

Grant brings science of stormwater pollution to businesses

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

stormwater-logo-80pPUYALLUP, Wash. – Businesses in the Puget Sound watershed must navigate a complex series of stormwater runoff regulations and permits. But business owners often don’t understand why those regulations exist. » More …

Saving salmon in the wild – is chum the king?

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Chum salmon spawning. (Photo by Thomas Kline, Salmonography)

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Chum rule. In the same toxic stormwater brew that killed coho salmon in less than three hours, their chum cousins did just fine. » More …

How does your rain garden grow? Best plants for Northwest

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By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Leave it to Northwesterners to brandish garden gloves and trowels in their attack against water pollution. » More …

Green blacktop fights polluted water runoff

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WSU environmental toxicologist John Stark stands on the rebuilt parking lot that, in essence, drinks polluted rain runoff. The wetland is behind him.

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PUYALLUP, Wash. – To save paradise, John Stark paved a parking lot. Next he hopes to do it to a highway. » More …

WSU invites media to meet with stormwater pollution expert

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Washington State University aquatic ecotoxicologist Jenifer McIntyre will demonstrate her latest research to media April 6-8 at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Puyallup in advance of her April 12 Innovators Lecture in Seattle. » More …