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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.

Today’s water needs outweigh tomorrow’s risks in Kenya
September 13, 2016

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

young-left-and-byersPULLMAN, Wash. – A three-year study at Washington State University has found that Kenyan farmers prefer a rent-to-own option when buying treadle irrigation pumps if they can’t afford outright cash purchase and can’t wait for layaway.

Saving salmon in the wild – is chum the king?
August 16, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Chum rule. In the same toxic stormwater brew that killed coho salmon in less than three hours, their chum cousins did just fine.

National prize honors report on Yakima water projects
August 15, 2016

yoderPULLMAN, Wash. – A report outlining the benefits and costs of proposed water management efforts in Washington’s Yakima Basin has won a national prize from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Human activities harm water quality, raise treatment costs
July 26, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Julie-PadowskiPULLMAN, Wash. – Julie Padowski, clinical assistant professor at Washington State University, has found that the loss of land cover around cities has increased pollution and raised the cost of water treatment.

Drone captures vineyard irrigation data
July 5, 2016

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

PROSSER, Wash. – People may notice a small, unmanned helicopter flying over Washington vineyards this summer, but don’t worry. Doing work for science, it is fully approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Annual WSU water conservation report available
June 27, 2016

water-use-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University Pullman 2015 Water Use Efficiency Annual Performance Report is available for review. It describes the goals and progress in conserving drinking water on campus.