New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source.

Miniature heat wave coming our way

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – A rare, early-April warmup will bring Washington state its first dose of summer, with temperatures surging into the upper 70s and low 80s in the region east of the Cascade Range.

‘Monster ridge’ is back, bringing hot weather to NW

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – The calendar says it’s September but it’s about to feel like July as temperatures surge well into the 80s and 90s over much of the Pacific Northwest. By Saturday, many locations will be baking in heat that’s 10-plus degrees above average for this time of year, according […]

The hottest place in Washington state was …

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PROSSER, Wash. – As Washington state emerges from its most blistering summer on record, the state’s hottest place was, ironically, an area known for giant irrigation sprinklers and well-tended orchards and vineyards. With the mercury hovering above 100 degrees for 22 days, including a scorching 113 in June, the Tri-Cities […]

‘Unusually tough summer’ teaches 4-H kids hard lesson

By Linda Weiford, WSU News PROSSER, Wash. – As the county fair season winds down across Washington state, many 4-H kids have discovered that Mother Nature has a cruel side. Record-breaking heat dampened the youths’ prospects of bringing home prize ribbons and cash for their farm animals.