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The Daily Evergreen

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 effects of climate change can be seen in the Palouse, from the increase in maximum summer temperatures to the increase in annual number of days above freezing.

Everyone’s carbon footprint counts

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist November 18, 2021

What do you know about the current impacts of climate change and the measures that are being taken to counteract its effects? If you know anything, it may be the political aspects of it.  You may have...

The de-icing technology will reduce harm to the environment.

De-icing technology is ‘snow’ mistake

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen reporter, columnist November 3, 2021

WSU made a commercial licensing deal with Massachusetts-based Fusione Corp. to manufacture environmentally-responsible de-icing technology. The collaboration aims to provide a sustainable de-icer that...

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, columnist October 20, 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...

People who are interested can complete a survey about climate change and how they think it will impact the local community.

Citizens encouraged to complete climate change survey

ABBY SONNICHSEN, Evergreen Photographer October 17, 2021

Citizen’s Climate Lobby of the Palouse is spreading awareness about climate change by encouraging the community to participate in the Pullman Climate Change Survey, which is open to the public through...

WSU students order food from Freshens on Oct. 11 in Pullman.

What are we leaving behind?

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist October 17, 2021

Have you noticed every summer in Washington is the hottest summer yet? Even in Pullman, we see 100-degree weather. This phenomenon is unusual and ultimately linked to climate change. In the past hundred...

The reality of ensuing dangers on our planet is something we should educate ourselves on. But should we let it consumer our lives?

Is media urgency worth our stress?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen reporter, columnist October 13, 2021

It is understandable that college students want to live the next few years carefree. If they do want to worry about anything, it is usually about something in the near future. I mirror the same sentiment...

Turning off the lights when no one is in the room and eating less meat can help save the planet.

Small things you can do to help the environment

PORTIA SIMMONS September 28, 2021

The environmental crisis is an impending problem that is creeping up faster than we can imagine. The future of our world rests on the shoulders of us, so what can we do to help Mother Nature? Stephen...

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 28, 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 19, 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...

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