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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

The Indigenous-developed and instructed clinic will help build trust between the Indigenous community and health care system.

Grant funds new clinic by and for Indigenous people

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

WSU Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences program is creating the nation's first Indigenous-developed and instructed clinical simulation space to eliminate health disparities and unintended negative...

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, is instructed to walk on the underwater treadmill.

A dog’s recovery through a ruff time

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, obtained a fracture in her elbow as a puppy. Her elbow healed, but she later developed arthritis. Thanks to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Maddie’s quality of life...

The Cascadia Coastlines and Peoples Hazards Research Hub is a project funded by the National Science Foundation to address issues like the Cascadia earthquake and climate-induced threats like rising sea levels.

Projects aims to prevent natural disasters

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

WSU is partnering with researchers from Oregon State University and University of Washington to help coastal communities in the Pacific Northwest become more resilient to potential threats they face. Coastal...

RoBeetle is a centimeter long and weighs 88 miligrams.

World’s tiniest robot

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

A WSU professor created the world’s smallest robot powered by methanol combustion and a shape-memory alloy. The robot, named RoBeetle, is a proof of concept created by Nestor Perez-Arancibia, associate...

Elk housed by the College of Veterinary Medicine are being tested for elk hoof disease transmission. The disease causes skin from the hoof to painfully slough off.

These hooves weren’t made for walking

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

WSU researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine recently discovered that elk hoof disease can be transmitted between elk that share the same soil.  Elk hoof disease causes sores to appear on...

Plastic waste is a problem, so WSU Professor Hongfei Lin is researching how to chemically convert plastic types that are difficult to recycle.

WSU professor researches more effective ways to recycle

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

Around the world, tons of disposable plastic are thrown away each day, while only about 9 percent of plastic is recycled worldwide.  Plastic materials usually end up in landfills or the ocean. Every...

Photo shows satellite images of a double cropped field over time.

Tracking fields from space

PRESTON LAWRENCE, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2021

Researchers from WSU and the Washington State Department of Agriculture are using satellites to monitor the amount of double cropping in the state.  Double cropping occurs when two crops are harvested...

Shichao Ding, WSU doctoral candidate and primary author of the study, used a 3-D sensor to test glyphosate levels in beverages. Glyphosate can possibly cause major health issues, but is safe to consume in small amounts.

Glyphosate: What’s in your water?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2021

WSU researchers at the Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory have developed a 3D-printed sensor capable of detecting glyphosate in beverages.  Glyphosate is a herbicide that can possibly cause...

Dr. William Douglas Bush Hiller and Dr. Christopher Connolly created a database to ensure the safety of triathlon racers.

Safety first: Slow and steady wins the race

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2021

A WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine professor is using his experience with triathlons to create a safety database for athletes. Dr. William Douglas Bush Hiller, orthopedic surgeon and clinical...

The rain allowed the WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm to skip one irrigation cycle for vegetable crops. The farm had to slightly increase the length of irrigation over the summer because of a lack of rainfall.

It’s raining, but not really pouring

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2021

WSU Eggert Family Organic Farm received a bit of a reprieve from a longer summer drought after experiencing rainfall on Sept. 18.  Pullman received .29 inches of rain on Sept. 18, according to the...

Biodegradable plastic mulches are used by conventional growers, but not by organic production because the mulch uses genetically modified organisms.

Mulch by any other name may not be as organic

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2021

WSU scientists are working to produce a biodegradable alternative to plastic mulch for organic farmers.  Mulch is placed on the soil surface to suppress weeds, modify soil temperatures, reduce soil...

Crop insurance financially covers cops that cannot be sold, like this frost-damaged spring canola from May.

Crop Insurance ensures the future of farms

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2021

Agriculture is a risky business, which is why farmers rely on crop insurance to cover their losses when prices and crop yields drop.  Most farms in Washington rely on crop insurance, said Randy...

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