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Holiday greenery harvest adjusts to ‘Godzilla El Nino’

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

Noble-fir-wreath-by-Freed-webOLYMPIA, Wash. – Harvest of evergreen boughs for holiday garlands and wreaths got a late start thanks to the warmest October on record. Just what the economic impact is won’t be clear until the holiday season is over.Continue reading

Partnership recycles carbon fiber to permeable pavement

permeable-pavement-research-area-at-WSU-PuyallupSEATTLE – Improving water quality through better permeable pavement is the focus of a research and development collaboration announced by Boeing, Washington State University and the Washington Stormwater Center.Continue reading

Researchers develop antibiotic alternative to treat infections

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University researchers for the first time have discovered how electrical stimulation works for the treatment of bacterial infections, paving the way for a viable alternative to medicinal antibiotics.Continue reading

WSU’s ‘Weathercatch:’ Regional weather in Spokesman-Review

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Cool weather sweeping the region and the season’s first snowfall in the Washington Cascades is a big flip-flop from the month we just left behind. In October, there was no need to wrap ourselves in a comforter when at times we needed a fan. With more than two weeks of unusually warm weather, we couldn’t mourn the passing of summer when instead it felt like June.Continue reading