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Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate. » More …

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WSU wins over determined, talented graduate student

 

PULLMAN – When WSU graduate student Laura Wayne was 4 years old, she sat her mother down and said, “I want to go to kindergarten.” She had felt envious, she says, when her two older brothers returned from school every day with homework.

 

Years later, when Wayne was 12, she asked her parents if she could go to Australia. Not realizing she was serious, they said, “Sure.” Several months later, they were surprised to learn that through school fund raisers their daughter had earned much of … » More …