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New age for Panama closure challenges long-held theories
April 9, 2015

panama-mapPULLMAN, Wash. – The Panama Isthmus is so strategic that more than 100 years ago global powers France and the United States took on the monumental task of constructing the Panama Canal. They sought to shorten transit times between Asia, Europe and the Americas by re-joining the Pacific and Caribbean seas. If you want to rule the world, Panama is crucial.

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 …

WSU receives $900,000 grant
June 4, 2007

(Photo: Fire crews attempt to contain wild fire in Oregon that began as a controlled slash burning fire. Photo by Istockphoto)PULLMAN — A group of researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheric Research have received an EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant to look at the impacts of global climate change on regional air quality in the U.S. The three-year, $900,000 grant builds on previous EPA-funded work, in which researchers looked at air quality 50 years into the future in the Pacific Northwest. From that initial study, they concluded that we can expect to see more days of poor air quality in future years. Several cities … » More …

Paul Allen gives $3.75M for farm-gas research
November 28, 2003

Helping farmers ease global climate change by reducing farm-produced greenhouse gas emissions is the goal of a $3.75 million research grant from the Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation to Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.The grant is the largest of more than 130 grants totaling $12.45 million announced recently by six charitable foundations established by the Microsoft co-founder. It is also the largest grant ever received by WSU from the Allen Charitable Foundation and the first for ag research. “We’ll gain a better understanding of how farms trap carbon dioxide in the form of soil carbon, thus potentially removing significant amounts … » More …