global warming

Future-focused women invest to fight global warming

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Politicians who discredit global warming risk losing a big chunk of the female vote. A new study found women who consider the long-term consequences of their actions are more likely to adopt a liberal political orientation and take consumer and political steps to reduce global […]

Research: Arid areas absorb unexpected amounts of carbon

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers led by a Washington State University biologist have found that arid areas, among the biggest ecosystems on the planet, take up an unexpectedly large amount of carbon as levels of carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere. The findings give scientists a better handle on the […]

Hot, dry July weather breaks records across state

PULLMAN, Wash. – If you thought it seemed especially hot last month, even for summer, you’re right. Prosser’s average July 2013 high temperature was the warmest on record for any month since AgWeatherNet records began in 1990.  A Web based, publicly available system, AgWeatherNet provides access to near real-time weather data and value-added products from […]

WSU researchers aim to measure gas from space

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 […]

WSU Vancouver to participate in National Teach-in on Global Warming

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 […]

Global warming, religion and politics part of Foley Institute’s public lectures

PULLMAN — The Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service will present a public lecture by Robert K. Musil, former executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 in CUE 202. Musil, author of “Hope for a Heated Planet” (2009), will talk about climate change. His presentation, “How […]

Archeology professor awarded grant

PULLMAN – WSU Regents Professor of Archeology Timothy Kohler will receive a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Forest Service to better understand the interactions between humans and their environment by studying coupled natural and human systems. Kohler and his colleagues will receive a $1,499,172 grant to study the dynamic interaction […]