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Salmon face double whammy from toxic stormwater
February 12, 2018

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways.

Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension
August 17, 2017

puget sound partnership logo kayakIt is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities.

Nov. 3: Free talk about urban redesign, water management
November 3, 2016

peg-staeheliPULLMAN, Wash. – Seattle landscape architect Peg Staeheli will discuss her projects to retrofit urban areas for livability and sustainability – in particular water use and stormwater implications – at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Goertzen Hall 21.

Grant brings science of stormwater pollution to businesses
October 26, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

stormwater-logo-80pPUYALLUP, Wash. – Businesses in the Puget Sound watershed must navigate a complex series of stormwater runoff regulations and permits. But business owners often don’t understand why those regulations exist.

WSU studies pollution potential of industrial nanomaterials
September 26, 2016

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

chowdhuryPULLMAN, Wash. – Nanoscale materials are helping provide new and better products for society, but researchers know little about what happens when these materials break down in the environment.

Sept. 22-24: Public invited to help plan for sea level rise
September 14, 2016

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

hope-hui-risingSEATTLE – Community workshops to design a “blue greenway” to help the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods adapt to rising tides associated with climate change will be held Sept. 22-24 at Seattle Community College’s Georgetown campus in C222.

Saving salmon in the wild – is chum the king?
August 16, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Chum rule. In the same toxic stormwater brew that killed coho salmon in less than three hours, their chum cousins did just fine.