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Mark Swanson 2017 Arete Award recipient

Mark E. Swanson has been awarded the 2017 Arete Award for Outstanding Faculty Member for his work since 2014 as a Faculty Fellow with the Washington Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.  The Arete Awards are presented…

Steve Powers Receives Gene Likens Award for Nature Geoscience Paper

Steve Powers, associate researcher in the School of the Environment, received the Gene Likens Award for last year’s Nature Geoscience paper, “Long-term accumulation and transport of anthropogenic phosphorus in three river basins.” The award “recognizes…

Cornelius Adewale, doctoral student is awarded Bullitt Foundation Environmental Prize

Sustainable farming pioneer wins Bullitt Prize Cornelius Adewale, doctoral student and sustainable agriculture pioneer at Washington State University’s School of the Environment, is the winner of the 11th Annual Bullitt Environmental Prize, the Bullitt Foundation…

Sex that moves mountains: Spawning fish can influence river profiles

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – It turns out that sex can move mountains. A Washington State University researcher has found that the mating habits of salmon can alter the profile of stream…

Gases from ancient Inland Northwest volcanic eruptions blocked out sun, cooling planet

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News PULLMAN, Wash. – The Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth’s largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the sun and cooled…