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WSU’s grizzly bears lose weight on Thanksgiving?
November 24, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Lynne-NelsonPULLMAN, Wash. – If you think Thanksgiving dinner can pack on the pounds, consider the grizzly bears at Washington State University that eat the equivalent of three such feasts daily during the weeks leading to hibernation. After nearly doubling their weight, they take a winter-long nap – only to wake up trim and perfectly healthy in early spring.

Dec. 3: Input sought on research study at ‘town hall’ event
November 20, 2014

ChrisKeanePULLMAN, Wash. – The university community is invited to a “town hall” meeting to discuss and give feedback on a study to improve research, scholarship and creativity. The event – 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in FSHN T101 – is hosted by the Washington State University Office of Research and Provost’s Office.

Green highway snow and ice control cuts the chemicals
November 19, 2014

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

XianmingShi-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Ice-free pavement. “Smart snowplows.” Vegetable juice ice-melt. Cold-climate researchers at Washington State University are clearing the road with green alternatives to the salt, sand and chemicals typically used for highway snow and ice control.

Student earns top international sustainability prize
November 19, 2014

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

green-talents-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University graduate student Sergio Baravalle is among 25 exceptional young scientists worldwide to receive an annual award for work in sustainable development.

Rock Doc column: How ‘bout them apples?
November 18, 2014

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

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Do you have a good gut feeling about apples? Your body may – and that could be important to your overall health.

Serve a great turkey, not salmonella, for the holiday
November 17, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

salmonella-250PULLMAN, WASH. – This month’s Thanksgiving turkey might contain more than bread stuffing. It could also harbor salmonella, a bacterial pathogen that causes foodborne illness in 1.2 million Americans each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Donation from Washington wine’s past to fund future
November 12, 2014

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

Albert-Ravenholt-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Albert Ravenholt’s legacy is growing posthumously with a $500,000 donation to the Washington State University Wine Science Center from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Foundation.

Study reveals promise for expanding hard cider industry
November 12, 2014

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

apples-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – A new study by researchers at Washington State University shows that mechanical harvesting of cider apples can provide labor and cost savings without affecting fruit, juice or cider quality.

Invading stink bug eats Cinderella’s pumpkins
November 12, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Stink-bug-80VANCOUVER, Wash. – Why an insect the size of a fingernail has been compared to a great white shark is becoming more apparent as the brown marmorated stink bug accelerates across the Pacific Northwest.