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Stark named director of Washington Stormwater Center
December 2, 2016

john-starkPUYALLUP, Wash. – John Stark, a Washington State University professor and ecotoxicologist, has worn two hats over the past decade as he led both the WSU Research and Extension Center in Puyallup and the Washington Stormwater Center.

Study finds life under lake ice complex, surprisingly active
November 28, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

stephanie-hampton-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As long as ecologists have studied temperate lakes, the winter has been their off-season. It’s difficult, even dangerous, to look under the ice, and they figured plants, animals and algae weren’t doing much in the dark and cold anyway.

Grant brings science of stormwater pollution to businesses
October 26, 2016

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

stormwater-logo-80pPUYALLUP, Wash. – Businesses in the Puget Sound watershed must navigate a complex series of stormwater runoff regulations and permits. But business owners often don’t understand why those regulations exist.

Nov 18: Free summit looks at future of food in Seattle
October 24, 2016

few-graphicWOODINVILLE, Wash. – The need to integrate management of natural resources like water, energy and food in the greater Seattle area will be discussed during the free, interactive Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Brightwater Convention Center.

Oct. 18-20: Speakers consider negative ads, water, carbon tax
October 12, 2016

smear-campaignPULLMAN, Wash. – Negative campaigning, climate change and Washington’s carbon tax voter initiative are the topics of free, public presentations hosted by the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service next at Washington State University.

Oct. 18: Workshop on water quality, rights for landowners
October 5, 2016

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By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

EVERETT, Wash. – Water quality, quantity and rights information for landowners will be presented at the workshop “H2O-Managing Your Water Resources” 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Washington State University Snohomish County Extension Cougar Auditorium, 600 128th St. SE, Everett.

New grant to help cities make better water decisions
October 5, 2016

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By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a statistical model that will help city managers make more informed sustainable water decisions.

$3M grant for Columbia basin food, energy, water needs
October 3, 2016

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By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University will study how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River basin and make the region more resilient to a changing climate as part of a $3 million grant cosponsored between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

WSU studies pollution potential of industrial nanomaterials
September 26, 2016

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

chowdhuryPULLMAN, Wash. – Nanoscale materials are helping provide new and better products for society, but researchers know little about what happens when these materials break down in the environment.

Sept. 22-24: Public invited to help plan for sea level rise
September 14, 2016

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

hope-hui-risingSEATTLE – Community workshops to design a “blue greenway” to help the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods adapt to rising tides associated with climate change will be held Sept. 22-24 at Seattle Community College’s Georgetown campus in C222.