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Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension

puget sound partnership logo kayakIt is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities. » More …

Alternative to wasteful methane flaring developed by WSU researchers

Bakken methane flareBy Eric Sorensen, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Jean-Sabin McEwen knocks out a Web search for “North Dakota,” “night sky” and “flaring,” and quickly finds a picture from space showing a glowing cluster bigger than Minneapolis. It’s from oil and gas fields burning off methane, producing as much greenhouse gas in a year as 1 million cars. » More …

WSU professor turns world travel into art, education, research

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts and Sciences

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Malaysia to Morocco, New Mexico to the Netherlands — WSU fine arts professor Dennis DeHart is globetrotting with a purpose, weaving his world travels into art, education, research and community service. » More …

Health of amphibians in oil sand fields area assessed

wood frogBy Will Ferguson, WSU College of Arts and Science

The impact of pollutants from the world’s largest oil sand field on the health of amphibians marks the focus of a team of research biologists from Washington State University and Canada. » More …

WSU partnering with Japanese company in radiochemistry

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By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Transuranium and Uranium Registries, operated by Washington State University, will sign a memorandum of understanding with Kyushu Environmental Evaluation Association of Japan on Tuesday, May 16, at WSU Tri-Cities in Richland to partner for research opportunities, student experiences and the general sharing of knowledge. » More …

April 10: Disease control in reused wastewater

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. » More …

March 10: Abstract deadline for environmental papers

PULLMAN, Wash. – Abstract submissions are due March 10 from graduate students in the humanities, social sciences and biophysical sciences at Washington State University and University of Idaho for an interdisciplinary conference April 1 at WSU. » More …

Feb. 7: Ecological history of Coke capitalism discussed

PULLMAN, Wash. – Environmental historian Bart Elmore will discuss his international journey to document the ecological footprint of the Coca-Cola Co., and his subsequent book, “Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the CUB ballroom. » More …