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Take precautions as needed with wildfire smoke
August 18, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. – Employees are reminded that air quality in various Washington State University locations statewide could be impacted by environmental conditions and smoke from wildfires.

Researchers look into a future life indoors
July 23, 2015

Lamb-BPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers will evaluate a dozen local homes as part of a national study on climate change’s effects on future indoor air quality.

Study: Conserving soil and water in dryland wheat region
November 24, 2014

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

tillage-80LIND, Wash. – In the world’s driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality.

Poor outdoor air quality calls for precautions
September 16, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Smoke has made the air unhealthy for sensitive groups – including infants, children, adults older than 65, pregnant women, people who have had a stroke and those with heart or lung disease, asthma or diabetes.

WSU helps predict air quality during smoke season
August 11, 2014

By Kate Nelson, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture intern

smoke air qualityPULLMAN, Wash. – As wildfire smoke clouds Pacific Northwest skies, researchers from Washington State University are helping improve air quality predictions with the first high-resolution, Web-based air-quality forecast system in the country.

Ag, burning, cold nights add up to poor air quality
April 11, 2014

By Tina Hilding, College of Engineering & Architecture

Yakima-air-80YAKIMA, Wash. – A new Washington State University study has found that a combination of agricultural emissions, human-based activity – like running car engines and burning woodstoves – and cold, still winter nights adds up to poorer air quality in the Yakima Valley than in much of the state.

Associate professor will discuss energy and air quality
August 31, 2009

PULLMAN – The Mechanical and Materials Symposium Series will feature Liv Haselbach, associate professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering at WSU, on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 11:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Haselbach will speak in the Engineering Teaching and Research Lab Building, Room 101, on the topic of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, energy, indoor air quality and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The presentation will provide a review of some of the current areas dealing with HVAC systems and indoor air quality. Haselbach will also discuss recent changes in the U.S. Green Building Council LEED rating … » More …

WSU receives $900,000 grant
June 4, 2007

(Photo: Fire crews attempt to contain wild fire in Oregon that began as a controlled slash burning fire. Photo by Istockphoto)PULLMAN — A group of researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research have received an EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant to look at the impacts of global climate change on regional air quality in the U.S. The three-year, $900,000 grant builds on previous EPA-funded work, in which researchers looked at air quality 50 years into the future in the Pacific Northwest. From that initial study, they concluded that we can expect to see more days of poor air quality in future years. Several cities … » More …

NASA grant will provide better picture of Northwest air quality
February 5, 2007

PULLMAN–Researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research have received a three-year NASA grant to gather data from satellites and use it to check and improve air quality forecasting in the Northwest.During the last several years, NASA has launched a total of three Earth Observing System satellites that collect data worldwide. The agency has encouraged researchers to use data collected from the satellites, particularly for researchers and decision-makers in aviation, natural resources, transportation and air quality.The researchers, including Brian Lamb and George Mount, plan to use the NASA satellite products to support the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research’s AIRPACT (Air Indicator Reporting for Public Access and CommunityTracking) … » More …