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Ask Dr. Universe: Why is the ocean salty?
April 19, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – At first, I thought the answer to your question might take us deep into the ocean. But it turns out the source of our salty seas is actually on land.

April 12: Talk on Northwest marine mammal conservation
April 7, 2016

Deborah-DuffieldPULLMAN, Wash. – The effects of ocean changes on Northwest marine mammals will be discussed by Deborah Duffield, professor of biology at Portland State University, in a free, public talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Abelson 201 at Washington State University.

WSU Extension Beach Watchers earn nat’l honor
July 20, 2010



Photos above of WSU Extension Beach Watchers patrolling and cleaning a beach area. Final photo of Don Meehan, WSU Extension program director for natural resources stewardship. Photos courtesy of WSU Extension.



SEATTLE – WSU Extension’s Beach Watchers program is the meritorious winner of the 2010 Education and Public Service award from the national Universities Council on Water Resources.


The award was presented at the group’s national conference in Seattle on July 15. Don Meehan, WSU Extension program director for natural resources stewardship, accepted the prestigious award for WSU and was joined by Chrys Bertolotto, the Snohomish County WSU Beach Watcher … » More …

Spring seminars address overeating, ocean dead zones, corporate social responsibility
January 14, 2009


VANCOUVER – WSU Vancouver presents the Spring 2009 Chancellor’s Seminar Series, campus lunchtime presentations, 12 to 1:30 p.m., Fridays, Feb. 13, March 13 and April 10, in the Firstenburg Student Commons.

Ticket price for each seminar is $25 per person, including lunch and parking, or $60 for all three seminars with registration by Feb. 6. For more information on each seminar, and to register, see, or call 360-694-2588.

Feb. 13, “Gut Feelings: How The Gut Tries To Tell The Brain To Stop,” by Bob Ritter of WSU Pullman.

 The National Center for … » More …