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Last week, Pullman Fire Department helped fight the Bruler Fire in Linn County, Oregon.

Eastern Washington wildfire season ramping up

VICTORIA GIOMI July 19, 2021

Two fires burning in Eastern Washington are gaining momentum as several departments attempt to contain the flames.  Lightning fires are becoming more common and are potentially the biggest threats...

Inslee declares drought emergency across state

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter July 16, 2021

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency for the majority of the state on Wednesday. Seattle, Tacoma and Everett metropolitan areas are the only places excluded, according to a Washington State...

The drought advisory could become an emergency advisory later in the summer if Eastern Washington does not receive any precipitation.

Washington State Department of Ecology warns of potential for wildfires

VICTORIA GIOMI June 30, 2021

The Washington State Department of Ecology and others recently made several recommendations to mitigate the impact of this year’s fire season. “Whitman County [is] between three and six inches below...

Over 4.8 million gallons of water were pumped on June 25 for use in Pullman.

City of Pullman asks residents to reduce water use

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 30, 2021

The City of Pullman asked community members on June 28 to reduce irrigation water use by 15 percent over the next three weeks to conserve water during the recent heatwaves. Over 4.8 million gallons...

Lyon's term as interim chair will end in summer 2022 when Rich Koenig is set to return as department chair.

Drew Lyon appointed as interim Crop and Soil Sciences chair

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 25, 2021

WSU Professor Drew Lyon describes himself as a weed scientist and “servant leader.” It was through a community college botany class where Lyon discovered his interest in plants. Lyon said he was...

It is important for people to learn tips to prevent asthma exacerbation before wildfire season starts.

Researchers study impacts of wildfire smoke on lung function

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 23, 2021

WSU College of Nursing researchers conducted a study using an app to help asthma sufferers monitor their symptoms during wildfire season. The study’s goal was to identify how and when air quality...

Nicholas Lovrich, WSU researcher and regents professor emeritus, pictured here, said there is not enough research to know the effects cannabis has on society, which is why it is important to study the drug.

Board of Regents, Faculty Senate approve WSU Center for Cannabis Research, Policy, and Outreach

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 11, 2021

The WSU Board of Regents and Faculty Senate officially approved the Center for Cannabis Policy, Research, and Outreach last month, said Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, WSU Spokane Health Sciences vice chancellor...

Most wildfires are started by people, but measures can be taken to reduce risk.

Defensible space around homes reduces risk of wildfire

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 4, 2021

Earlier this year, the Washington state legislature passed the forest health bill, which provides funding for the advancement of forest management practices to reduce wildfire risks. Eastern and Western...

The steam plant, pictured here, is located on College Avenue on the west side of campus. It was built in 1935 and provided heat, power and light to the entire university. The plant was decommissioned in 2003 when the Grimes Way Steam Plant began operating.

Port of Whitman County, WSU exploring reuse options for decommissioned steam plant

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

The Port of Whitman County received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to explore possible reuse options for the steam plant on the WSU Pullman campus. The integrated planning grant...

Businesses interested in joining Moscow Food Co-op's sustainability efforts can reach the co-op at marketing@moscowfood.coop. More information about the co-op’s efforts can be found on their website.

Moscow Co-op offers reusable plastic containers

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter May 21, 2021

The Moscow Food Co-op is offering reusable plastic EcoToGo containers as part of the store’s environmentally friendly efforts.  The boxes are nine by nine inches and made out of BPA-free...

By passing the new wildland fire ecology and management course, students can receive the Red Card Certification from the National Wildlife Coordinating Group.

New wildland fire course teaches fire management

VICTORIA GIOMI April 30, 2021

The WSU School of the Environment announced the release of a new course for the fall 2021 semester called SOE 492: wildland fire ecology and management. Mark Swanson, associate professor in WSU’s...

The piece of land is zoned by Whitman County as agricultural with single-family homes permitted. The number of houses allowed is determined by Whitman County Public Health based on sewer disposal requirements. 

Pullman council denies land annexation into city

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 28, 2021

City of Pullman councilmembers voted 6-1 to reject the proposed annexation of a 48.3-acre lot during a meeting Tuesday night. About 15 residents made public comments at the last council meeting in opposition...

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