$3M grant for Columbia basin food, energy, water needs

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – A team led by Washington State University will study how to better coordinate and manage the food, water and energy needs of the Columbia River basin and make the region more resilient to a changing climate as part of a $3 million grant […]

Reservoirs are underappreciated source of greenhouse gases

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say the world’s reservoirs are an underappreciated source of greenhouse gases, producing the equivalent of roughly 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide a year, or 1.3 percent of all greenhouse gases produced by humans.

Divers plunge into cleaning project at WSU reservoir

(Photos by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services, and Robert Frank)Okay, it’s been 30-59 years and the dust is about 16-17 inches deep. It’s time to clean.Trouble is, the room is 114 X 114 feet in size and the dust has settled underwater, so divers are needed. (Photo: Richard Peterson shows diving helmet equipped with lights […]