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Tire-related chemical largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams

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WSU, UW team finds runoff chemical culprit to mortality in salmon streams
Bringing back a tasty old friend

Bringing back a tasty old friend

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WSU Extension is working to revitalize native Inchelium Red garlic, the oldest strain of garlic grown in North America.
WSU launches water management survey in Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, Yakima basins

WSU launches water management survey in Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, Yakima basins

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WSU scientists and collaborators will survey owners of irrigated farms this winter in the Okanogan, Methow, Walla Walla, and Yakima river basins.
New endowed chair role helps longtime Extension scientist support better pest control

New endowed chair role helps longtime Extension scientist support better pest control

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Todd Murray has been named the Norman Ehmann Endowed Chair in Urban Pest Management, where he’ll do research and educate the urban pest management industry…
WSU opens Plant Sciences Building, new home for collaborative agricultural research

WSU opens Plant Sciences Building, new home for collaborative agricultural research

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State-of-the-art research hub virtually dedicated through commemorative video.
Company’s donation of industry-leading software to help students design their futures

Company’s donation of industry-leading software to help students design their futures

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Starting next semester, AMDT students will have access to a widely used product lifecycle management software in the retail, fashion, footwear, and apparel industries.
Study measures food insecurity in Washington families

Study measures food insecurity in Washington families

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According to the first Washington State Food Security Survey, 30% of Washington households have experienced food insecurity since the implementation of the state’s Stay Home,…
WSU, Oregon State research team helps modernize blueberry pollination

WSU, Oregon State research team helps modernize blueberry pollination

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To help grow $800M crop, team studies ways to improve bee pollination.
Extension Specialist Karen Lewis named director of WSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

Extension Specialist Karen Lewis named director of WSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Program

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As ANR Program Unit director, Karen Lewis will support a broad range of Washington industries and endeavors.
Washington State Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Agriculture Show Celebrates 10 Years

Washington State Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Agriculture Show Celebrates 10 Years

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The annual Washington Small Fruit Conference and Lynden Ag Show is being held online this year from Dec. 1-4.
Virtual Kitsap Salmon Tours on tap this month

Virtual Kitsap Salmon Tours on tap this month

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Find self-guided viewing sites, salmon webinars, story times, bingo, and much more in this month’s virtual Kitsap Salmon Tours.
WSU seeks first Endowed Chair in Soil Health for Potato Cropping Systems

WSU seeks first Endowed Chair in Soil Health for Potato Cropping Systems

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WSU launches search for scientist to study healthier, more sustainable and productive soils for potatoes.
WSU scientists discover new, simple way to classify marine biomes

WSU scientists discover new, simple way to classify marine biomes

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Approach shines light on how marine biomes are defined and changed by nature and humans
ACA results in fewer low-income uninsured, but non-urgent ER visits haven’t changed

ACA results in fewer low-income uninsured, but non-urgent ER visits haven’t changed

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There’s been a large reduction in uninsured low-income, rural residents in the last 10 years, but the likelihood of repeated visits to ERs for non-urgent…
New leadership for prestigious WSU protein biotech training program

New leadership for prestigious WSU protein biotech training program

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A unique partnership between WSU and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will have new leadership, starting in January. John Peters, director of WSU’s Institute…
Southwest WA forest owners can protect land’s health, value with online WSU Coached Planning Course

Southwest WA forest owners can protect land’s health, value with online WSU Coached Planning Course

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Foresters will help SW Washington owners protect, gain value from their lands
Discrimination increases against Asian and Asian American population, affecting health

Discrimination increases against Asian and Asian American population, affecting health

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New WSU research finds increase of racial discrimination against Asians and Asian-Americans since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., coinciding with an increase in negative…
WSU’s E3 collaboration pairs students with community-changing projects

WSU’s E3 collaboration pairs students with community-changing projects

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Students help Washington communities improve wellbeing through WSU’s new Extension, Engagement, and Education (E3) collaboration
WSU nutrition education classes go online to keep families healthy

WSU nutrition education classes go online to keep families healthy

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COVID-19 has made it harder for people to meet and learn in person, including Washington parents and caregivers who need help ensuring their families have…
WSU research helps turn pennycress from a weed to bioenergy seed crop

WSU research helps turn pennycress from a weed to bioenergy seed crop

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Team takes a close look at genetics, physiology to develop improved, alternative crop.
WSU to study Washington wine grapes exposed to wildfires

WSU to study Washington wine grapes exposed to wildfires

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Hazy, smoke-filled skies across the West this fall made grape growers nervous, but Washington State University grape and wine chemistry researcher Tom…
Pilot project turns corn husks, stalks, leaves into jet fuel

Pilot project turns corn husks, stalks, leaves into jet fuel

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WSU scientist joins national research team turning corn waste to sustainable fuel.
Planting trees at the new WSU Horticulture Center

Planting trees at the new WSU Horticulture Center

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New trees have finally been planted at WSU’s new Horticulture Center, replacing the old Tukey Orchard, that will serve as a hands-on, outdoor classroom.
WSU Extension joins partnership to make digital skills training accessible

WSU Extension joins partnership to make digital skills training accessible

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WSU Extension partners with Wenatchee-based tech organization to give rural job seekers new skills.
Longtime alumni bestow Distinguished Professorship gift

Longtime alumni bestow Distinguished Professorship gift

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Alex and Beth Swantz established a distinguished professorship that will be used to improve teaching and learning for current WSU students.
Scientists study babies’ emotions to understand origins of risky behavior, depression

Scientists study babies’ emotions to understand origins of risky behavior, depression

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Washington State University researchers are launching a four-year study of babies’ emotional reactions and responses, seeking a greater understanding of how humans develop safe and…
Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research funds new WSU wine research

Northwest Center for Small Fruits Research funds new WSU wine research

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Viticulture researchers at Washington State University will tackle vineyard and winery challenges, including red blotch virus, heat stress, and wine faults, with support from the…
Schedule time for U-pick pumpkins at WSU organic farm

Schedule time for U-pick pumpkins at WSU organic farm

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Schedule a time to pick your own pumpkins at the WSU Eggert Family Orgnanic Farm.
Men less likely to see food as national security issue amid pandemic, study finds

Men less likely to see food as national security issue amid pandemic, study finds

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A Washington State University researcher has found that, on average, men not only showed less empathy toward temporary agricultural laborers, also known as H-2A guest…
Steam cleaning the Port of Tacoma to eradicate invasive snail

Steam cleaning the Port of Tacoma to eradicate invasive snail

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WSU Extension is working with the Port of Tacoma and the WSDA to eradicate the invasive Mediterranean vineyard snail using steam.
Cross-college partnership to help rural Washington families prevent opioid addiction

Cross-college partnership to help rural Washington families prevent opioid addiction

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Researchers at Washington State University will help rural families and communities prevent opioid addiction through training and education, in a new project funded by the…