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Animal owners should be aware of wildfire smoke hazards

wildfire smoke in skylineBy Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that animal owners be aware that wildfire smoke advisories, issued by county and municipal health districts for people, apply to animals, too. » More …

Grape vines exposed to smoke to test taint from wildfires

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Smoke taint study equipment runs the length of a hoop house of wine grapes at the WSU Prosser research center near WSU Tri-Cities.

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Wine grapes may appear fine after a harsh wildfire season. But if grapes have smoke taint, the finished wine may taste and smell awful – an unpleasant surprise for growers and wine lovers alike. » More …

WSU lab provides critical air quality forecasting tool

AIRPACT-forecast-smallPULLMAN, Wash. – As wildfire smoke covers the Northwest this summer, residents have turned to local, state and federal agencies for up-to-date air quality information. A sophisticated tool developed by Washington State University is a key piece in providing critical air quality forecasts. » More …

‘Very unhealthy’ smoke over the Palouse – where it came from

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – The thick, gray veil of smoke draped over the Palouse that ratcheted up the smoke advisory to “very unhealthy” appears to have drifted from a cluster of wildfires burning in the Clearwater region of Idaho, according to a Washington State University meteorologist. » More …

Owners reminded to protect animals from wildfire smoke

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dog-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine advises animal owners that wildfire smoke warnings apply to animals, too. » More …

Take precautions as needed with wildfire smoke

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Haze from area wildfires hangs over Pullman earlier this week. (WSU Photo Services)

PULLMAN, Wash. – Employees are reminded that air quality in various Washington State University locations statewide could be impacted by environmental conditions and smoke from wildfires. » More …