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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 reporter 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 reporter 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, Evergreen columnist 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 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...

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 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 ...

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

OPINION: Climate change shouldn’t be a controversial topic

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...

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

OPINION: Conserve energy in many different ways

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...

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...

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

Gardeners continue to find comfort while tending to plants

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...

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

U.S. Forest Service denies extension for public comment

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...

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