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Award-winning apparel prof fosters sustainable industry

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Whether it’s exploring ways to “upcycle” cotton waste into valuable fibers or promoting adoption of biodegradable plastic mulch for farmers, Ting Chi is leading the way to a sustainable future for the textile and apparel industry. » More …

WSU wins grant for recycled textile innovation

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University has won a $365,000 grant for research on recycling cotton waste products into high quality regenerated fibers for consumer goods. » More …

New grant to help cities make better water decisions

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By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has received a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a statistical model that will help city managers make more informed sustainable water decisions. » More …

Student represents U.S. at sustainable chemistry school

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

lei-zhu-80-webRICHLAND, Wash. – A doctoral student at Washington State University Tri-Cities is one of 15 worldwide, and the only U.S. student, selected to participate in a recent week-long school in Germany about developing safe, reliable chemicals in a sustainable way. » More …

Grand Challenge for Sustainable Resources for Society

 

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Jennifer Adam, associate professor in civil and environmental engineering, speaks with Washington State University’s Jan Boll, left, and University of Idaho researcher Erin Brooks during a poster session last week on climate, land use and the sustainable management of agricultural and natural resources. » More …

Nov. 13-15: WSU shares expertise at organic farm conference

ReganoldSPOKANE, Wash. – The latest research and practical information about organic and sustainable farming will be presented at the annual Tilth Producers of Washington conference Nov. 13-15 at the Spokane Convention Center. » More …

Vineyard natural habitats assist with butterfly comeback

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

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PROSSER, Wash. – Washington wine grape vineyards experimenting with sustainable pest management systems are seeing an unexpected benefit: an increase in butterflies. » More …