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Experts offer multilevel bug defense
October 16, 2008


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 …

Green Bike pilot program offers alternative
August 27, 2008

PULLMAN – A pilot project titled the Green Bike has been launched on the WSU Pullman campus. The goal is to reduce the university’s ecological footprint by offering an alternative to automobile transportation.


The project is a collaborative effort, including University Recreation; Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Assessment and Prevention Services; and the Center for Civic Engagement.


As a pilot project, Green Bike has a limited number of bicycles on hand — seven to be exact. As a result they may only be checked out by staff members OR student staff members at University Recreation, Compton Union Building, Counseling Center and … » More …

WSU Puyallup to get “Green” retrofit
March 19, 2008

PUYALLUP – The City of Puyallup in partnership with WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center has been awarded a $1 million grant to retrofit the WSU Puyallup campus to significantly reduce stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollutants in salmon-bearing waterways and ultimately in Puget Sound.

The project will employ “green” development practices including installation of permeable paving surfaces and stormwater bioretention facilities. The grant was awarded by the Washington State Department of Ecology and supported by the Puyallup Tribe. WSU will provide matching funds.

The retrofit project includes a significant research and monitoring component to measure the effectiveness of various low … » More …

WSU sponsors Wood Composites Symposium
March 26, 2007

Seattle, Wash.- Green construction, sustainable development, wood composite panels and squeezing the most out of fiber resources at biorefineries are among the topics featured at the 41st International Wood Composites Symposium March 26 – 28 at the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle.Engineers and scientists from around the globe are gathering beginning today for the 41st annual conference, which is sponsored by the Washington State University Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory. A full conference agenda is posted at“Creating Value from Our Forest Resources” will be the topic of keynote speaker Murray Sturgeon, managing director of Nelson Pine Industries in New … » More …

Walkway a step toward campus arboretum
August 19, 2005

After 25 years of effort by the WSU Arboretum Committee and supporters, the “backbone” of a WSU Pullman arboretum is being set in place — a serpentine pathway running from the Alumni Center, crossing Wilson Road and meandering up and around the adjacent hillside.Designed by Capital Planning and Development (CPD) and jumpstarted by a generous gift of $117,000 from the Alumni Association, the pathway will facilitate development of a campus arboretum representing various habitats, such as prairie flora, that can tolerate the Palouse climate. The pathway will be made of concrete with leaf patterns imprinted here and there. There also will be small plazas — … » More …