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WSU Common Reading Program starts off the school year with a screening of An Inconvenient Truth

To kick-off the freshman programming for the Common Reading Program at Washington State University, a screening of the documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth will be shown in Todd Auditorium on August 23rd. The film goes along with the Program's selected reading for freshman students, "Physics for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the Headlines" by Richard A. Muller.

Smoot Hill is 800-acres of outdoor laboratory for students and researchers

Smoot Hill is an outdoor laboratory available to students and researchers about 20 minutes north of Washington State University. It's an 800-acre farm that was purchased in 1972 by WSU and is now being used to study how to successfully reclaim cropland and stop invasive species from spreading.

Undergraduates to Present Research at Upcoming Symposium

Undergraduates to Present Research at Upcoming Symposium

Nearly 50 undergraduates have spent their summer in Pullman conducting full-time work as undergraduate researchers with WSU faculty mentors. They'll be presenting their summer research August 5th at Washington State University as part of the National Science Foundation funded "Research Experience for Undergraduates" (REU), one of the six programs through out the nation. It features local, regional, national and global students. One is from Puerto Rico, another from New York. The research ranges from ceramic engineering to creative writing. The research projects are all vastly different.

WSU's Water Usage Declines to 50-Year Low

WSU's Water Usage Declines to 50-Year Low

Ongoing conservation measures taken by Washington State University is attributed to their success for reducing water consumption to their lowest recorded levels in 50 years (since 1960). Robert Corcoran, executive director of Facility Operations at WSU said the success is particularly significant in light of the expansive growth in enrollment and campus facilities since the beginning of recorded levels almost half a century ago.

Sturgeon Season Extended In Columbia River

Sturgeon Season Extended In Columbia River

Anglers will get additional days to retain white sturgeon in the Columbia River estuary and in the Bonneville Pool. Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon, in a joint state meeting Thursday, announced those decisions after assessing catch data for both fisheries.

Douglas-fir Tussock Moth Outbreak

Douglas-fir Tussock Moth Outbreak

The Department of Natural Resources wants to alert the public of a caterpillar outbreak in various Washington State counties. Spokane and Whitman County is one of the affected areas of the Douglas-fir Tussock Moth caterpillar. They're native to the area and feed on the leaves of Douglas-fir and True-fir trees. DNR wants to ensure the health of your trees by asking you to immediately report any sign of the moth to DNR or the Washington State University Extension.

Leave the Fawns Alone!

Leave the Fawns Alone!

This little girl was brought into SpokAnimal today by some well-meaning folks. SpokAnimal says she was very young and couldn't even support her weight on her legs. Even though she was by herself, it doesn't mean she was alone. Her mother was probably feeding nearby. SpokAnimal will be taking her to Ponti's in Otis Orchards where she will be taken care of.