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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.

Modeling maps vegetation to monitor erosion, rising seas
September 15, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

stephen-hendersonVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University scientists Stephen Henderson and Nikolay Strigul have developed a computer model that uses photographs to recreate the complex geometry of coastal plants.

Sept. 22-24: Public invited to help plan for sea level rise
September 14, 2016

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

hope-hui-risingSEATTLE – Community workshops to design a “blue greenway” to help the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods adapt to rising tides associated with climate change will be held Sept. 22-24 at Seattle Community College’s Georgetown campus in C222.

A win-win for farmers and slowing climate change
August 15, 2016

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

Bill-Pan-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Climate change is already transforming agriculture in Washington. To help farmers deal with climate change, Bill Pan, a Washington State University professor of crop and soil sciences, is talking to them about ways to both adapt to changes and slow them down.

Inland waterways emit more carbon than expected
May 24, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

heping-liuPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that greenhouse-gas emissions from lakes and inland waterways may be as much as 45 percent greater than previously thought.

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change
April 26, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

projected-forest-types-in-U.S.VANCOUVER, Wash. – Drought could render the U.S. Northeast’s mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Washington’s Cascade Mountains may require tropical and subtropical forest species, according to researchers using a new type of mathematical model at Washington State University.

Climate change impacts on air quality the focus of EPA grant
April 6, 2016

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

Lamb-BPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to better understand the impact of climate change on air pollution.

Environmentalist Bill McKibben to speak April 13-14
April 6, 2016

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

McKibbenPULLMAN, Wash. – Environmentalist, educator and author William “Bill” McKibben will deliver two free, public presentations at Washington State University on Wednesday and Thursday, April 13-14.