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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.

Tri-Cities chancellor to address national STEM leaders
October 2, 2014

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities communications intern

Moo-Young-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Affordable access to higher education in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, math) and preparing graduates to enter companies in these fields will be the topics presented this week by the Washington State University Tri-Cities chancellor to national STEM leaders.

Nov. 17 deadline for ag waste, environment abstracts
September 30, 2014

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

waste-logo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A national conference addressing the effects of manure from agricultural operations on water, air, soil and climate is calling for abstracts. “Waste to Worth” will take place March 31–April 3 in Seattle. The deadline for abstracts is Nov. 17.

Author to farmers, environmentalists: Collaborate or fail
September 22, 2014

BarnyardsandBirkenstocks-coverPULLMAN, Wash. – Author Don Stuart believes two dangerous trends – loss of farms and damage to ecosystems – are connected and are largely caused by political deadlock between farmers and environmental activists.

Researchers develop unique waste cleanup for rural areas
September 18, 2014

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Beyenal-and-EwingPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a unique method to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas.

Sept. 24: Law, ethics of environmental poisons debated
September 17, 2014

pollution-160PULLMAN, Wash. – Ethics, law and policy regulation of environmental toxicants will be discussed by a panel at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in 305 Bryan Hall, sponsored by the Foley Institute for Public Policy & Public Service at Washington State University.

Cattle could protect butterflies, conserve prairies
September 3, 2014

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

Taylors_checkerspot_butterfly-80OLYMPIA, Wash. – Carefully managed cattle grazing can improve weed control, plant health and plant diversity on native prairies, according to anecdotal evidence. However, no systematic study has attempted to track the impacts of managed grazing on native prairie plant communities in western Washington – until now.