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Huge carbon sink exists in soil minerals WSU researcher finds

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has discovered that vast amounts of carbon can be stored by soil minerals more than a foot below the surface. The finding could help offset the rising greenhouse-gas emissions helping warm the Earth’s climate. » More …

Sustainable farming pioneer Cornelius Adewale wins Bullitt Environmental Prize

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Adewale

PULLMAN, Wash. – Cornelius Adewale, doctoral student and sustainable agriculture pioneer in WSU’s School of the Environment, is the winner of the 11th Annual Bullitt Environmental Prize. » More …

Twelve WSU faculty win eight Smith Teaching and Learning grants

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Twelve WSU faculty on three campuses have received funding for projects that will enhance undergraduate learning, thanks to the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment. » More …

Model predicts how forests will respond to climate change

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

projected-forest-types-in-U.S.VANCOUVER, Wash. – Drought could render the U.S. Northeast’s mixed forests unsustainable after 2050 while Washington’s Cascade Mountains may require tropical and subtropical forest species, according to researchers using a new type of mathematical model at Washington State University. » More …

Five grad students earn science foundation fellowships

PULLMAN, Wash. – Five Washington State University students have received National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. Of 17,000 applicants, 2,000 students across the U.S. received the three-year awards. » More …

National award honors research on aquatic environment

Barry-MoorePULLMAN, Wash. – Faculty member Barry Moore recently won national recognition for three decades of work on lake, stream and reservoir restoration and for reviving fish habitats, reducing internal pollution loads and revitalizing lakes low in oxygen. » More …

Our galaxy may hold 100M complex-life-supporting planets

planets-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The number of planets in the Milky Way galaxy which could harbor complex life may be as high as 100 million, Washington State University astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch writes in a column posted this week on the Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine website.

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