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OPINION: Companies need to go carbon-neutral

Green energy is crucial for our future, and it all starts with corporations.
JACQUELINE MALDONADO-HERNANDEZ, Evergreen columnist October 26, 2020

Famed electronics company Apple has announced its plan to go carbon neutral by 2030, which is 20 years earlier than required by the United Nations, who issued a document requiring businesses to go carbon...

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 13, 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...

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 5, 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 ...

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 28, 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...

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 21, 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...

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 25, 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...

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 April 30, 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...

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 April 30, 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...

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