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Category: Sustainability

Researcher receives grant to improve biofuel production

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

McEwenPULLMAN, Wash. – A researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels.Continue reading

Oct. 22, 23: Workshops on livestock impacts on water quality

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

ELLENSBURG, Wash. – Washington State University will host two workshops for landowners, cattlemen, natural resource professionals and others interested in how cattle grazing may affect water quality.Continue reading

WSU partners with new composite recycling center

By Alyssa Patrick, Economic Development

centerPORT ANGELES, Wash. – Washington State University will lend its expertise in materials science and engineering to the Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) that broke ground in Port Angeles today, Sept. 21.Continue reading

Forest stewardship class includes wildfire mitigation

forest-250LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. – Minimizing wildfire risk is among the management skills that will be taught in the hands-on Forest Stewardship Coached Planning course to be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 4, at the Liberty Lake Public Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake, Wash.Continue reading

Sept. 22: Course helps farmers start, run successful business

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

farm-course-cowsEVERETT, Wash. – New and current farmers will gain skills in business planning and direct marketing in an in-depth course starting Sept. 22 at the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.Continue reading

‘A good straw year’: Bales in big demand in the Northwest

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Straw-bales-small-webPULLMAN, Wash. – To bale or not to bale? That’s a question farmers face every year about wheat straw, which can be seen stacked in large quantities throughout Washington’s wheat country as harvest season ends.Continue reading