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Category: Sustainability

July 24-26: Workshops to protect, increase pollinators

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

alfalfa-leafcutter-beeEVERETT, Wash. – Learn how bees and other essential pollinators are faring and what you can do to increase their numbers during Pollinator Passion Weekend July 24-26 at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.Continue reading

WSU praises Senate support for FAA Center of Excellence

RICHLAND, Wash. – Officials at Washington State University applauded the Senate Appropriations Committee today for including $10.5 million for the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment in its funding measure for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.Continue reading

Tri-Cities student selected for sustainable energy program

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Lei-Zhu-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Lei Zhu, a doctoral student at Washington State University Tri-Cities, is one of 33 United States-based students to be selected for the June 17-24 American Chemical Society Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy.Continue reading

Alaska Airlines plans biofuel test flight in WSU partnership

NARA-logo-160SEATTLE – Washington state’s hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the tree limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest.Continue reading

June 25: Small Grains Field Day heralds new varieties

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

small-grainsMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Color, flavor and aroma will highlight the free, public Small Grains Field Day 3-6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Research Center, 16650 State Route 536 (Memorial Highway).

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Through June 12: Exhibit on government management of trash

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – An exhibit opening this week in Washington State University’s Terrell Library continues the yearlong exploration of America’s garbage problems through the entity in charge of monitoring and fixing them: the government.Continue reading