By Bev Makhani, Office of Undergraduate Education PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University materials researcher Karl Englund will present “Engineering New Products from Old Material” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Webster 16 in a free, public lecture tied to the WSU common reading.
By Jenna Bracken, Waste Management intern PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will start tracking waste weights for RecycleMania 2015 on Sunday, Feb. 1. A new aspect of the annual challenge will encourage students and employees to earn points by sharing progress on social media.
By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries PULLMAN, Wash. – In “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash”—Washington State University’s common reading book for 2014-15—readers learn that the average American throws away about 7.1 pounds of trash every day. Over a lifetime, that’s 102 tons of garbage.
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – My household accumulates quite a number of plastic shopping bags. Most come home with me from the grocery store. I use them to line the little garbage pail that sits under the kitchen sink and the wastebasket that’s in the […]
By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Compost produced from urban food and yard waste could be “black gold” to farmers wanting to increase their yields and profits while improving soil and water quality. Washington State University Extension in Snohomish County is exploring how urbanization, long considered […]
WSU alumni Larry Condon, former general manager and co-founder of Barr-Tech. Photo courtesy of the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture. Related Barr-Tech at http://www.barr-tech.net 08-27-10 Spokane Journal of Business – Barr-Tech eyes plant’s next phase Work on power-producing digester to begin soon Sirti – Barr-Tech receives $2 million and the Sirti: Foundation receives […]
PULLMAN – In response to university budget cuts, WSU custodial services have been reduced for Pullman campus offices. Effective July 28, custodians will no longer empty trash cans in individual offices. They will, however, still sweep, mop or vacuum offices every two weeks. All other cleaning will be up to office occupants. Employees received this […]
Cougar Pride Days for 2009 will include inside cleaning and “tidying up” projects on the WSU Pullman campus and stream cleanup and vegetation pruning in the City of Pullman. The eighth annual event takes place April 6-12. Due to WSU budget cuts, the focus on campus will be on inside cleaning instead of working outside […]
This photo shows the methane blankets, accentuated in bright green, extending from the Earth’s poles. Of all greenhouse gases, methane seems the most innocuous — yet it traps 23 times more heat in the atmosphere than does CO2. Atmospheric levels of methane have increased more than 150 percent since 1750 — and could double again […]