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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

Research suggests boredom has a loud cause behind it

Research suggests boredom has a ‘loud’ cause behind it

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter March 31, 2022

Undergraduate researchers examine how background noise can influence experiencing boredom. The findings were presented at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities on March 28. Boredom...

These four sustainable denim brands will take your jean game to the next level.

OPINION: Jean brands for a more conscious closet

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist January 25, 2022

If you have read my previous article surrounding sustainable practices, you know that buying second-hand clothing is the best way to purchase ethically. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find jeans...

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 29, 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...

This sectioned bin, located in the Compton Union Building, is one of many on campus. Students can place recyclables as well as grabage in these bins to help keep our campus clean.

Cougs must act for environment

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist September 27, 2021

Plastic waste is a major issue for our environment. Every year, we produce over 300 million tons of plastic. For reference, that is equivalent to one billion elephants. Is that not crazy? Plastic is...

Amanda Stahl, postdoctoral conservation science researcher, refines and executes automated mission plans to collect imagery for 3D surface modeling.

WSU researchers produce technology to monitor ecology

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor March 4, 2021

A WSU research team uses free satellite imagery and drones to provide data used for ecological monitoring to Whitman County and the Palouse Conservation District, which voluntarily works with community...

The drafted comprehensive plan will be completed by June or July, then presented to the public. Around December, it will be presented to the county commissioners for approval.

County to revitalize goals, priorities for land development

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor February 15, 2021

Whitman County officials are seeking public input to update its comprehensive plan that will determine priorities for land development in the next 20 years. The county comprehensive plan focuses on...

Green energy is crucial for our future, and it all starts with corporations.

OPINION: Companies need to go carbon-neutral

JACQUELINE MALDONADO-HERNANDEZ October 27, 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...

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...

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 managing 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 considering how to be energy and environmentally friendly, theres a lot of different options.

OPINION: Conserve energy in many different ways

PORTIA SIMMONS 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...

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.

Researchers to create robotic system for fruit flower pollination

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...

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