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Category: Sustainability

May 1: Sustainable business and health discussed

Calbom-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Sustainability in business – and its impact on personal, public and planet health – will be presented in a free, public talk, “Sustainable Solutions,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Phase 1 Classroom Building at Washington State University Spokane, 668 N. Riverpoint Boulevard. A 5 p.m. networking reception will be hosted by Avista.Continue reading

Study: Economic, community impacts of farmers markets

By Sylvia Kantor, WSU Extension

Colorful-carrots-at-farmers-market-by-Michael-Porter-CC-120WENATCHEE, Wash. – Farmers markets in the state have more than doubled in the last decade, from nearly 80 to more than 160, according to a recent report by Washington State University. The report is based on a 2010 study that examined economic and community impacts of farmers markets that could help shape strategies and policies to sustain them.Continue reading

April 21: WSU to host aerospace research symposium

PULLMAN, Wash. – Featuring the theme, “Advancing Public-Private Partnerships in Aerospace,” the second annual research symposium of The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) will be held April 21 in the Compton Union Building at Washington State University.

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New online decision tools aid wheat, barley growers

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Wheat barley website 80PULLMAN, Wash. – Unsure of what wheat variety to plant this year? There’s a tool for that. Need help measuring the nitrogen levels in your field, before or after harvest? There’s a tool for that too, thanks to Washington State University.Continue reading

Research: Arid areas absorb unexpected amounts of carbon

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Evans-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found that arid areas, among the biggest ecosystems on the planet, take up an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere. The findings give scientists a better handle on the earth’s carbon budget – how much carbon remains in the atmosphere as CO2, contributing to global warming, and how much gets stored in the land or ocean in other carbon-containing forms.Continue reading

WSU honors major donation from PACCAR

PACCAR-building-250PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd announced today that the College of Engineering and Architecture will name its newest building in recognition of PACCAR’s major donation to the school. The new 96,000 square foot building will be named the PACCAR Environmental Technology Building, and will be a hub for faculty from engineering, the sciences, and allied fields to engage in cutting-edge interdisciplinary environmental technology research and education.Continue reading

April 24: Innovators talk focuses on Northwest quinoa

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

quinoa-220SEATTLE, Wash. – Efforts to establish a quinoa production center in the Pacific Northwest will be presented by crop breeding expert Kevin Murphy at the Washington State University Innovators lecture and lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 721 Pine St., Seattle. Register at http://bit.ly/1dLtwOL.Continue reading