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Palouse CCL is currently working on a survey to gain a better understanding of community members’ knowledge about climate change their willingness to take action on the issue.

City Council discusses climate change mitigation

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 23, 2021

City of Pullman councilmembers discussed the effects of climate change on the Palouse in recent years during their meeting Tuesday evening  Kynan Witters-Hicks, Palouse Citizens Conservations Lobby...

Two species of flies are on a dwarf peach tree. Researchers found that one species of fly grew larger and developed faster after being around an invasive fly species.

Flies evolve in response to invasive species

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

Fruit flies can rapidly adapt to their environment in just a few generations, WSU researchers found. This provides evidence to show that other species may be able to adapt to the effects of global climate...

The Big Wood River basin in Sawtooth National Forest, Idaho, is one of the researchers’ study sites. While research was done in Idaho, it applies to the western U.S.

Fires burn more acreage due to climate change

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU researchers found that recent wildfires have been getting hotter, occurring more often and burning more acreage. In some of the areas the researchers studied, climate change caused fires. In other...

Climate change is a major issue, and it’s crucial that we vote to address it.

OPINION: Voting for climate protection is important

HANNA YUZYUK October 29, 2020

I was driving through downtown Pullman, and like many others, I saw people holding posters that read, "Vote Climate 2020." Many problems we’re facing are directly or indirectly connected to our personal...

New developments in tech have made electric cars more efficient and affordable, but they still arent going to singlehandedly solve the climate crisis.

OPINION: Electric cars aren’t a quick fix

JOEY FRANKLIN October 20, 2020

At first glance, electric cars seem to be a better environmental decision than a typical gasoline or diesel car, but they have downfalls that make it seem like they are not the knights in shining armor...

Republican incumbent Mary Dye and Libertarian challenger Brett Borden debated during a virtual forum Saturday afternoon.

County representative candidates debate sex education, climate change policies

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2020

Republican incumbent Mary Dye and Libertarian challenger Brett Borden debated tax increases and Referendum 90, which requires schools to teach comprehensive sex education, during a virtual forum Saturday...

The candidates for Whitman County Commissioner both said climate change should be addressed with technology.

Whitman County Commissioner candidates agreed on medical care, climate change

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 16, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated the county’s access to medical care and transportation, concerns about climate change and the allocation of potential funding, during a forum Thursday...

There are several different routes that can combat climate change, said Kara Whitman, instructor for WSU’s School of the Environment. 

ASWSU hosts virtual event on environmental awareness

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 14, 2020

The ASWSU Environmental Sustainability Alliance and TEDxWSU Countdown held an event featuring WSU faculty to discuss how climate change is impacting people locally and worldwide.  There are areas of...

For the presidential debates to treat climate change like an afterthought does everyone a disservice.

OPINION: Presidential debates need to address climate change

MACKENNA ROWE October 13, 2020

Earth is not doing well, and the next president will help determine if there will be more detrimental effects. President Donald Trump’s policies are benefiting businesses at the expense of our environment....

Climate change is one of the most important topics of our time, and it needs to be discussed more in the debates.

OPINION: Presidential debates need to talk about climate change

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor October 6, 2020

There is a feeling of helplessness building in our country. For people of any age, we are seeing our leaders fall into pettiness when they should be rising to respectability. People continue to be ...

If we dont all act together, climate change is going to drastically change our environment.

OPINION: Climate change shouldn’t be a controversial topic

MADELINE GREER September 29, 2020

The topic of climate change is once again up for debate as the United States has another record-breaking wildfire season. Within the past few weeks, anyone living on the West Coast has breathed in air...

When individuals connect with each other and with the environment in a safe way, they have a better chance of fighting ignorance and misinformation, said John Lupinacci, associate professor in WSU’s College of Education.

Town hall discusses environmental justice

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2020

Speakers at a town hall focusing on environmental justice discussed how climate change heightens inequalities on a local and global level. The Wednesday evening town hall was the second in a four-part...

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