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Warmest winter since 1992 ends with warmest February
March 26, 2015

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

agweathernet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – The last time Prosser experienced a month as warm as February 2015, relative to normal, some people were still using typewriters and cordless telephones.

March 14: Workshops explore west side wine grape growing
February 24, 2015

vineyard-careEVERETT, Wash. – Hands-on workshops about establishment and seasonal management of vineyards in western Washington will be offered in spring, summer and fall in and near Bow, Wash., by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension.

March 3, 4: Climate change considered via art, science
February 23, 2015

REACCH-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The art and science of climate change will be viewed and discussed during a free exhibit 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Village Mall, 872 Troy Rd. #180, Moscow, Idaho. An opening reception with appetizers and no-host bar will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the same location.

Rare ‘milky rain’ most likely traveled from ancient lake
February 10, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Milky-rain-glass-200PULLMAN, Wash. – The mysterious “milky rain” that hit parts of the Pacific Northwest last Friday was the result of a rarely seen weather phenomenon that began near an ancient saline lake nearly 500 miles away, according to Washington State University meteorologist Nic Loyd.

Conservation buffers please the eye, protect the landscape
February 2, 2015


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

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers know that adding natural buffers to the farm landscape can stop soil from vanishing. Now a scientist at Washington State University has found that more buffers are better, both for pleasing the eye and slowing erosion.

Foundations fund stormwater center director at WSU
January 28, 2015

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

stormwater-research-1-80PUYALLUP, Wash. – The Washington Stormwater Center will hire a full-time director, thanks to funding from The Boeing Company, The Bullitt Foundation and The Russell Family Foundation. 

An unusually mild December closes out 2014
January 16, 2015

PROSSER, Wash. – December began and ended with cold temperatures across much of the state. However, nearly all of the days in between were unusually mild. As a result, the final month of 2014 was notably warmer than normal, which is consistent with most of 2014.