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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Chandelle Frick, acting director of the Pine Creek Community Restoration Long Term Recovery Organization, displays a photo that survived the Babb Road Fire to a group of Malden and Pine City residents in Malden City Park on Sunday afternoon.

Malden, Pine City fight for recovery two-years after fire

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 15, 2022

Sunday afternoon bore a striking resemblance to Labor Day weekend of 2020 for the communities of Malden and Pine City. The familiar smell of smoke hung in the air as neighbors gathered to mark the anniversary...

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee monitors the aquifer that holds the Palouses’ main source of water, and raises awareness of water consumption.

Pullman may use alternative water source in future

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2022

The Pullman City Council heard presentations regarding water conservation and revitalizing downtown Pullman during its meeting Tuesday night.  The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee would like to prevent...

In Pullman, smoke is expected to clear Monday at noon.

Air quality worsens on the Palouse

SHANA HUANG, Evergreen reporter September 12, 2022

As wildfires spread across the Northwest, the air quality in Pullman reached a high of 197 AQI Sunday, according to the Air Quality Index from the Washington State Department of Ecology. Air quality...

Students walk to and from classes in hazy weather, Sep. 6.

Smoke is on the horizon

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor September 7, 2022

The Palouse can expect more smoky skies and low air quality in the coming days as the Inland Northwest reaches the height of wildfire season.  A blanket of smoke from wildfires in Oregon settled over...

Aida Duarte prepares to observe the interaction between nematodes and bacteria in the Vogel laboratory, Aug. 30.

Researchers study microscopic worms’ impact on agriculture

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2022

Researchers for the Department of Plant Pathology at WSU are studying bacteria that are transmitted via parasitic nematodes, which are similar to microscopic worms. The bacteria being studied are within...

“[The heat] really has an effect on how much we have available to meet orders every week.

High temperatures affect local producers

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter August 25, 2022

With rising temperatures in Pullman and Moscow, producers are unable to sell some varieties of their crops.  At the WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm lettuce was affected by the heat, said Brad Jaeckel,...

Grant provides affordable testing for harmful cherry disease

Grant provides affordable testing for harmful cherry disease

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter July 28, 2022

WSU gained access to a $530,589 grant in June to study little cherry disease and fund testing services at WSU's Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic, where researchers will receive their first samples this week. LCD...

The robot and its electrostatic sprayer will be tested in a lab before they are tested in the field next spring.

Robotic pollinator could decrease reliance on bees

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 30, 2022

WSU researchers are creating a robotic pollination system to stabilize the pollination process and decrease farmers’ dependence on bees. The engineering and horticulture science departments will collaborate...

Doctorate student Madeline Desjardins takes deep soil cores to quantify soil carbon in a long-term biosolids experiment in Douglas County, Wash.

Researchers aim to improve soil health, crop quality with biosolid testing

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 23, 2022

WSU researchers are examining the effects of biosolid application on soil health and crop productivity to help establish cover crops in central Washington. Biosolids are human waste recycled from sewage...

Researchers could spend  almost 20 years waiting to release their new cherries, considering seedlings take several years to grow flowers and fruit.

WSU researchers aim to achieve ‘ideal’ cherries with new genetic material

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter June 6, 2022

Within the next ten years, WSU researchers hope to create superior and resilient cherry varieties with genetic material from Sun World International, a private plant breeding company. The goal of this...

The Black-billed Magpie is a member of the Corvidae family.

Wildlife of the Week: Black-billed Magpie

MASON MARON June 3, 2022

The Black-billed Magpie is a bird species familiar to any student attending classes at WSU. Placed alongside crows and ravens in the Corvidae family, these birds are incredibly intelligent. They also...

Palouse Conservation District has many programs focused on local ecosystems. This month, the organization is hosting a City Nature Challenge and launching Confluence Crew.

Palouse Conservation District launches citizen science programs

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor April 29, 2022

Palouse Conservation District is offering two programs this month for residents to learn more about biodiversity and water quality by participating in citizen science.  The first program is part of...

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