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Unseasonable greetings for Washington state’s vineyards

Wine grapes in the major viticulture region of eastern Washington withstood the recent slug of arctic air.

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PROSSER, Wash. – Washington’s wine industry let out a collective sigh of relief this week as a stiff shot of cold weather gave way to much milder temperatures – just in time for the winter solstice. » More …

Physicists to do super-cool research in space

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Engels-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and NASA scientists are set to begin an investigation into the strange world of quantum physics on the International Space Station. » More …

May 22-25 conference: Plant and Microbe Adaptation to Cold

coldSEATTLE – Improving global food security and agricultural sustainability, with emphasis on the impact of climate change, is the theme of the 2016 Plant and Microbe Adaptation to Cold conference to be held May 22-25 in downtown Seattle. » More …

Old boilers revived in record-cold pinch

Originally expected to go online this month, the $41 million Grimes Way Steam Plant will instead start up in May, said Ev Davis, executive director of Facility Operations at Washington State University.Difficulties and delays in completing the Distributed Control System, which will integrate the new Grimes Way Steam Plant and the existing College Avenue Steam Plant, are responsible for the postponement, said Energy Plant Manager Mike Nearing. In the meantime, the campus is being heated by three existing boilers at the College Avenue Steam Plant on the west edge of the Pullman campus. Those include one coal-fired boiler and two natural gas-fired boilers. The aging … » More …