The Daily Evergreen

OPINION: More comprehensive wildfire policies will lead to a safer Washington

The west coast wildfires are indicative of a poorly constructed environmental policy, which we need to fix.

DIANA RIOS, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2020

The recent intense, historically large wildfires that have swept large areas of the Pacific Northwest have brought calls from natural resources experts to reassess how we manage fire and forest landscapes. Our decision to constantly “restrain” naturally occurring fires has had consequences that...

OPINION: Individual changes will help stop wildfires

As we've seen so far, wildfires are a fact of nature. But we can help mitigate their damage by taking responsibility for our environment.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 2020

Forests on fire and smoke in the air — this is the best advertisement for the Green New Deal. We see something wrong is going on in nature. We have to realize that this is a stopping point. Our dividing line is to see how ready we are to sacrifice some of our habits to let our children know and...

‘He has always been humble’

Former WSU football player Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Since then, he became an advocate for those with Lou Gehrig's disease.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Steve Gleason spent most of his time as a young adult in football and baseball uniforms. When he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, his priorities shifted. For Gleason, nature continues to be a significant source of healing. At night, when he wants to spend time with his family, he ...

OPINION: Battle of the coffee shops

Will worldwide power or regional appeal win out in this week's battle of the coffee chains?

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

I started going to Starbucks when I was about five years old. My dad and I would go every Sunday, and I would get an iced hot chocolate (still my fave) with a chocolate-glazed old-fashioned donut. I lived in Arizona during my childhood and bore witness to the first Dutch Bros Coffee shop when one...

High river temperatures dangerous to salmon

Salmon and most other fish do not internally regulate their temperatures. Instead, they adapt to water temperatures, so if the water is too hot or cold, the fish will not survive.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency released a report May 18 for public comment stating the temperatures of the Columbia and Lower Snake rivers do not meet Washington’s and Oregon’s water quality standards, which can be harmful to salmon. The report creates a temperature standard for the Lower Columbia and Lower Snake rivers in Washington and Oregon. The report states it is challenging to establish standards b...

OPINION: Support the Land, Water Conservation Fund

The LWCF is the best way to ensure that everyone can make use of America's wild lands, now and forever.

DAN CURTIS, Evergreen columnist

June 3, 2020

Originally created by Congress in 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund helps ensure present and future generations of Americans have opportunities to enjoy our nation’s outdoors. The program funds projects that expand and maintain public access to federally-managed land, which is held for the...

Bill would require sex ed for K-12

Shannon Focht, communications coordinator for Pullman Public Schools, said the school district is not prepared to speak about Senate Bill 5395, which would apply to public schools.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Legislation that would mandate sex education in Washington public schools was sent to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk where he will decide whether to sign it into law. Senate Bill 5395 would require public schools to provide an age-appropriate sexual health education for K-12 students. Current Washington law does not require school districts t...

OPINION: I was wrong about COVID-19

OPINION: I was wrong about COVID-19

KATIE LANE, Evergreen columnist

March 9, 2020

On Feb. 3, I made a rash judgement, that we shouldn’t stress the coronavirus. I was naive, I hadn’t caught my first frat flu yet. I was a mere child. At the time, students and Pullman natives alike were being racist and irrational about the recent outbreak of the Wuhan novel coronavirus. Unfortunat...

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