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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.

Zack named interim associate dean of academic programs
July 28, 2016

zack-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Richard Zack has been appointed interim associate dean of academic programs in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, effective Aug. 1.

Workshops to discuss Columbia Basin water forecast
June 6, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Below-Wanapum-Dam-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Changing climate will affect availability and demand for water in Washington’s Columbia River Basin and influence how water will be managed over the next 20 years, according to a new report being prepared for the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River.

Seniors envision healthier future for Puyallup watershed
May 5, 2016


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

GIG HARBOR, Wash. – If you want a diverse education in ecology, psychology, history, art, design, computer graphics, problem solving and policy, not to mention public speaking, a degree in landscape architecture from the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University is just the ticket.

‘Only rain down the drain:’ Preventing stormwater pollution
April 27, 2016

StormDrainMarkerPULLMAN, Wash. – Whether or not we work or live near a waterway, our everyday actions affect water quality. Resources for preventing stormwater and water pollution are available from Washington State University Environmental Health and Safety.

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change
April 26, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

projected-forest-types-in-U.S.VANCOUVER, Wash. – Drought could render the U.S. Northeast’s mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Washington’s Cascade Mountains may require tropical and subtropical forest species, according to researchers using a new type of mathematical model at Washington State University.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why is the ocean salty?
April 19, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – At first, I thought the answer to your question might take us deep into the ocean. But it turns out the source of our salty seas is actually on land.

Ask Dr. Universe: Do we drink the same water dinos drank?
April 13, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Yes. The water on our Earth today is the same water that’s been here for nearly 5 billion years. Only a tiny bit of it has escaped out into space. As far as we know, new water hasn’t formed either.