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WSU honored for strengths in clean technology
November 12, 2014

By Alyssa Patrick, Economic Development & External Affairs

clean-tech-logoSEATTLE – Washington State University was among three finalists for the first CleanTech Achievement award granted by Washington’s CleanTech Alliance on Wednesday.

Scientist part of call in Nature for diverse conservation values
November 5, 2014

Nature-comment-220PULLMAN, Wash. – A call for inclusive conservation published in this week’s issue of the journal Nature is signed by 240 leading conservation scientists, including Stephanie Hampton, director of the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach at Washington State University.

Future-focused women invest to fight global warming
October 27, 2014

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

Joireman-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Politicians who discredit global warming risk losing a big chunk of the female vote. A new study found women who consider the long-term consequences of their actions are more likely to adopt a liberal political orientation and take consumer and political steps to reduce global warming.

Rock Doc: A better way to shine light in a dark world
October 21, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Years ago I purchased a headlamp – a small flashlight that straps around your head to light your way. It’s useful because it leaves both your hands free as you work or walk. I used my headlamp during the dark half of the year to exercise my dog in pastures and an undeveloped No Man’s Land on a steep hill near my house.

Oct. 28: Authors to discuss nature’s wisdom, agriculture
October 15, 2014

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

Denison,-left,-and-MarrisPULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public symposium, “Saving Nature and Improving Agriculture: Where Does Nature’s Wisdom Lie?” will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University Pullman.

Rock Doc column: Triggering the Ice Age
October 14, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – From time to time I give public talks on climate change – those large scale changes geologists have been studying since the 1830s. At those talks I’m often asked a basic question about climate that, until now, has stumped scientists. Here’s the background.

Food labels can reduce environmental impacts of livestock
October 6, 2014

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

White-80PULLMAN, Wash. – With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production.