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Hotel ‘greenwashing’ dirties eco-friendly reputation

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

go-green-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Hotels across the globe are increasingly encouraging guests to embrace green practices. Yet while guests think they are supporting the environment by shutting off lights and reusing towels, they may in fact be victims of “greenwashing,” a corporation’s deceitful practice of promoting environmentally friendly programs while hiding ulterior motives. » More …

Nursing prof a White House climate change panelist

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

ButterfieldSPOKANE, Wash. – An army of interprofessional healthcare providers could help “green” healthcare and health systems nationwide, a Washington State University professor told the White House Summit on Climate Change and Health last week in Washington, D.C. » More …

Green highway snow and ice control cuts the chemicals

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

XianmingShi-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Ice-free pavement. “Smart snowplows.” Vegetable juice ice-melt. Cold-climate researchers at Washington State University are clearing the road with green alternatives to the salt, sand and chemicals typically used for highway snow and ice control. » More …

Video: Organic ag trailblazer receives national green award

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

John-Reganold-in-a-WSU-hoop-house-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor and internationally renowned soil scientist John Reganold received the 2014 Growing Green Award from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Berkeley Food Institute in a ceremony Wednesday in Berkeley, Calif. » More …

Grant powers renewable energy option track

 

 

 

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A $250,500 grant to Washington State University Vancouver will address the regional need for graduates in fields supporting renewable and clean energy enterprises.

 

Awarded to Hakan Gurocak, director of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, and to assistant professors David Chiu, Stephen Solovitz and Wei Xue, the grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust will develop a renewable energy option track.

 

The track will combine courses from mechanical engineering, computer science and electrical engineering, allowing students with a major in one of these programs to complete the renewable energy option.

 

Many sectors, much … » More …

Green Bike program to temporary close

 

 

 

PULLMAN – The Green Bike Program will close temporarily for routine maintenance Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 3-4.

 

All bicycles in the Green Bike fleet will undergo routine maintenance and cleaning for a two-day period in order to prepare for the Fall 2010 academic semester. During this time, people who check out bikes on Monday, Aug. 2 will still have 24 hours to return their bike on Aug. 3. Green Bike users will not be able to check out bikes again until Thursday, Aug. 5.

 

Bikes will be available for check out at the Compton Union Building … » More …

Study of air pollution in China earns NSF grant

PULLMAN – Several researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Laboratory for Atmospheric Research are assessing air chemistry with the aid of an NSF grant to better understand air pollution and its impacts.

Lamb

The grant, totaling more than $200,000, will help Brian Lamb, Regents Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his team in their study of emissions and chemistry. Their research will primarily be done in the Tianjin region of China. Because this part of China is tremendously urban, it will give the researchers ample data on the quantity of pollutants being released in urban areas, leading to a … » More …

Environment friendly dorm available Aug. 2009

A computer generated model of the Olympia Ave

student housing facility project. (Photo by Louise

Sweeney)

Construction of WSU’s newest student housing facility is growing visibly in stature as the superstructure and a crane can be seen on the horizon from Stadium Way.

 

A facility on the WSU Pullman campus is slated to be complete in August 2009. The hall on Olympia Avenue will house approximately 230 residents. It is the first student housing facility constructed on the Pullman campus since 1972.

 

The facility is anticipating a LEED Silver rating and will offer several … » More …

Experts offer multilevel bug defense

 


Photo: WSU Spokane Extension Master Gardeners Levi Strauss, left, Wayne Green and Brigitta ozefowski discuss a strategy for dealing with a caterpillar outbreak. (Photo courtesy of WSU Extension Spokane)


 


By Robert Frank, WSU Today

 

Spiders and beetles and flies. Oh my!

 

Eggs and bugs in my food! Oh yuk!

 

‘Tis fall, and along with a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables, the autumn temperatures also can usher in a multitude of bugs and critters. These insects thrive in the surrounding fields, trees, soil and grass, … » More …