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WSU researchers aim to measure gas from space
February 23, 2009

PULLMAN – George Mount, professor in the WSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, has been heavily involved in developing the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite, set to launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base early tomorrow morning.

The satellite is expected to measure precise carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere from space for the first time and provide valuable information to help in understanding the effects of carbon dioxide (CO2) on global warming.

Rapidly increasing levels of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas most abundantly produced by human activities, are suspected by many scientists to be contributing … » More …

WSU Vancouver to participate in National Teach-in on Global Warming
February 4, 2009

VANCOUVER – A series of events will be presented by WSU Vancouver students to focus on the problem of global climate change. These events are part of the National Teach-in on Global Warming on Feb. 5. All of these events are free and open to the public.

A panel on “Sustainability Initiatives in Vancouver and Clark County” will be presented 12-1:15 p.m. in the Multimedia Building, room 6. Members of the panel include Gordon Euler, Clark County Community Planning; Sunrise O’Mahoney, Board president, Vancouver Food Co-op; and Matt Ransom, City of Vancouver Transportation Services Planning manager.   

Two screenings of “Everything’s Cool,” at 9:10-10:25 a.m. … » More …

Climate change: Fact or fiction?
January 8, 2008

George H. Mount, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and director for the Center for Environme
ntal Research, Education and Outreach, is this month’s featured speaker during the Third Friday Seminar Series.


Mount will speak Friday, Jan. 18 from 3 to 4 p.m in room 147 of the Academic Center on the Riverpoint Campus.Refreshments hosted by the Office of Research will be served following the presentation.


Dr. Mount’s presentation will discuss the implications of climate change and the evidence for climate change as well as attributing causes.

Sims to address global climate change
November 13, 2007

PULLMAN – King County Executive Ron Sims will speak on “Regional Solutions to Global Climate Change” at a lecture scheduled at 3:10 p.m. Nov. 16 in Food Science and Human Nutrition, T-101(above Ferdinand’s) on the WSU campus. A reception following the presentation will be held in the Ensminger Pavilion (across from the Alumni Centre).

As executive, Sims oversees the 14th largest county in the nation. With a population of 1.8 million, King County is home to about 30 percent of Washington’s population and accounts for more than 40 percent of the state’s jobs.

Sims has led efforts to protect more than 100,000 acres … » More …

Climate change symposium and ag field day slated
May 22, 2006

PULLMAN — Climate changes over recent decades have resulted in documented reductions in spring snow pack, earlier snow melt and changes in water flow patterns in Washington state.The Climate Friendly Farming Symposium and Field Day to be held in Pullman June 21 and 22 will explore climate change trends and how they will affect the state’s agriculture industry now and in the future. The Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Northwest Direct Seed Association and WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences are sponsoring the event.The symposium will begin on June 21 with an on-farm bus … » More …