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May 5: Town Hall discussion on climate change education
May 2, 2017

Climate change is a key driver of global agricultural, environmental and social system transformation.  As a land grant institution, WSU has a mission to educate students about climate change and how it impacts the world in which we live.

April 10: Disease control in reused wastewater
April 5, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – A warming world climate is expected to increase the need for successful recycling of wastewater for human use and irrigation. Controlling disease-causing viruses in this water will be discussed at 4:10 p.m. Monday, April 10, in PACCAR 202 at Washington State University.

Researchers tackle impact of climate change on plants
February 6, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are undertaking an industrious investigation into the effects of global warming on plants. Making the effort possible is a fully automated “plant hotel” that can analyze up to 6,000 seedlings in a single experiment.

Jan. 27-29: Helping neighborhoods adapt to climate change
January 17, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Five public, community workshops to help some San Francisco neighborhoods adapt to sea level rising, flooding and drought will be hosted by the Washington State University Adaptive Water Urbanism Initiative Jan. 27-29.

Computer models find ancient solutions to modern problems
December 20, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University archaeologists are at the helm of new research using sophisticated computer technology to learn how past societies responded to climate change.

Research: Arctic’s role as climate moderator threatened
December 13, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists in a rare and sometimes dangerous study of the Arctic have found that the region’s thinning sea ice is more prone to melting and storms, threatening its role as a moderator of the planet’s climate.

Study finds life under lake ice complex, surprisingly active
November 28, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

stephanie-hampton-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As long as ecologists have studied temperate lakes, the winter has been their off-season. It’s difficult, even dangerous, to look under the ice, and they figured plants, animals and algae weren’t doing much in the dark and cold anyway.

Nov. 15: Commissioner to talk about state’s public lands
November 9, 2016

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

GoldmarkPULLMAN, Wash. – A call to those who live in Washington to take action to protect and conserve its natural heritage will be part of a presentation by the state commissioner of public lands at noon Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Bryan Hall 308. Pizza and soda will be served.

Oct. 18-20: Speakers consider negative ads, water, carbon tax
October 12, 2016

smear-campaignPULLMAN, Wash. – Negative campaigning, climate change and Washington’s carbon tax voter initiative are the topics of free, public presentations hosted by the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service next at Washington State University.

$3M grant for Columbia basin food, energy, water needs
October 3, 2016

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By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University will study how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River basin and make the region more resilient to a changing climate as part of a $3 million grant cosponsored between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.