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Climate change affects breeding birds
December 19, 2018

Wild house finches are breeding earlier as temperatures get warmer. These results aren’t necessarily problematic and might result in a longer breeding season and more offspring.

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.