The Daily Evergreen

ASWSU hosts virtual event on environmental awareness

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

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

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 the Arctic where a boat can be sailed through, said Von Walden, professor for WSU’s Department of Civil...

OPINION: Presidential debates need to talk about climate change

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

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

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  infected with COVID-19, and smoke is rolling across the sky, choking out the sun until sunlight is...

OPINION: Climate change shouldn’t be a controversial topic

If we don't all act together, climate change is going to drastically change our environment.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

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 from the hazardous smoke from fires burning throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Many experts...

OPINION: Conserve energy in many different ways

When considering how to be energy and environmentally friendly, there's a lot of different options.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 2020

Ever since I was little, I was taught many ways to conserve energy: turn off the lights when I leave the room, check the bottom of bottles to see if they are recyclable and so forth. The issue of energy conservation spans many topics and not all of the blame is on the consumer. “College students...

Researchers to create robotic system for fruit flower pollination

Manoj Karkee, associate professor in WSU’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering, has worked on several projects including a robotic system that selectively prunes fruit tree branches.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 26, 2020

Researchers at WSU and Pennsylvania State University are collaborating to create a robotic system that will artificially pollinate fruit tree flowers due to threats to natural pollination worldwide. The robotic system will be able to detect where flowers are  using cameras and a computational s...

Gardeners continue to find comfort while tending to plants

People are finding solace from COVID-19 at the Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

Gardeners tended to their various flowers, produce and herbs in a nature preserve near the South Fork Palouse River where they are protected from the sound of nearby roads. The Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm serves as a habitat for various insects, pollinators and wildlife. Tim Paulitz, ...

U.S. Forest Service denies extension for public comment

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests host a variety of wildlife and complex wildland.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

Conservation groups’ request for a public comment extension on a draft revised forest plan for Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests was denied by the U.S. Forest Service. The plan has received backlash from activists, environmental and conservation groups. The deadline for public comment regarding th...

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