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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.

Researchers grow cyberforests to predict climate change
February 24, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

VANCOUVER, Wash. – It can take Mother Nature 1,000 years to grow a forest. But Nikolay Strigul, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at Washington State University Vancouver, can grow one on a computer in three weeks.

Big thaw triggers unusual wintertime alert
February 24, 2016

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – Most of us are familiar with the hazardous weather alerts given by the National Weather Service, ranging from winter storm warnings and flood advisories to severe thunderstorm watches.

Warmest year on record for Washington state
January 12, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Hottest-MAPPULLMAN, Wash. – Last year was “by far” the Evergreen state’s warmest ever recorded, according to meteorologist Nic Loyd of Washington State University.

Autumn off to warm start; more dryness expected
September 23, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

pumpkin-shades-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As a record-breaking hot summer in the Pacific Northwest gives way to the first days of the autumnal equinox, it’s still T-shirt and sunglasses weather over much of the region. Stores may be festooned with Halloween decorations, but temperatures in Yakima, Pullman, Walla Walla and the Tri-Cities are expected to hit the low 80s Thursday.

‘Unusually tough summer’ teaches 4-H kids hard lesson
August 25, 2015

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Oreo-80PROSSER, Wash. – As the county fair season winds down across Washington state, many 4-H kids have discovered that Mother Nature has a cruel side. Record-breaking heat dampened the youths’ prospects of bringing home prize ribbons and cash for their farm animals.

July weather: Record heat, then surprising cool spell
August 7, 2015

agweathernet-logo-250PROSSER, Wash. – A hot, dry start to July in Washington gave way to more normal temperatures mid-month and even a few surprisingly cool days at the end. Overall, temperatures were well above normal.