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Frozen leaves cause unusual taste in red wine

Frozen leaves cause unusual taste in red wine

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Unusual floral notes found in red wines are caused by frozen and dead leaves, according to a WSU professor.  Jim Harbertson, associate professor of enology for WSU’s Wine Science Center, specializes in the study of wines. He said he was tasked by Washington wine producers with explaining why re...

A ‘berry’ important research project

A ‘berry’ important research project

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2020

WSU researchers are examining ways to alter genetic traits and breed berries in order to grow better, tastier varieties.  Lisa DeVetter, WSU Department of Horticulture associate professor, said the Vaccinium Coordinated Agricultural Project (VacCAP) was created to develop DNA-based tools whic...

Reshaping stream structure to improve habitats

Reshaping stream structure to improve habitats

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

The Palouse Conservation District (PCD) held a presentation about stream structure on Wednesday in the Paradise Creek Brewery Trailside Taproom. Randy Stevens, PCD conservation coordinator, said changing stream structure can produce diverse habitats, which can help address drought and flooding. ...

Bees on the move

Bees on the move

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

January 29, 2020

After almost 20 years working out of temporary quarters, WSU’s Honey Bee and Pollinator Research and Education program will be moving much of its work to a new facility in Othello. Entomology professor Steven Sheppard said the new building alone will allow for more than double the number of bees cur...

A Wasteful Life: Rethinking Sustainability

A Wasteful Life: Rethinking Sustainability

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

KOOSKIA, ID — Irene Finehout dug through a plastic crate, her fuzzy green hat shielding her from a slight drizzle. In the parking lot of this small town’s volunteer EMT center off the highway, Finehout pulled a handful of shiny apples from the crates and pointed to tiny holes that had formed on their...

Pullman will declutter at annual event

Pullman will declutter at annual event

NEPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2019

The City of Pullman and Pullman Disposal Service have partnered to host the annual Pullman Spring Clean Up from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Pullman Disposal Service. “Depending on the size of their vehicle, people can pay to get in and dump off the junk that’s accumulated around their house,...

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