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Articles tagged Washington State University

Feb. 10, 2014, 11:28 a.m.

WSU Scientists Making Poplars Smell Like Roses

Scientists from Washington State University are genetically modifying poplars to see if they can produce commercial quantities of the compound that gives roses their aroma.

Sept. 16, 2013, 5:17 a.m.

WSU Tri-Cities To Head New Federal Jet Biofuel Research Center

Washington State University will lead a [new federal research center](http://coe.wsu.edu/ "") focused on finding new biofuels for jet airplanes.

May 30, 2013, 8:55 a.m.

Can Farmed Trout Go Vegetarian?

Northwest trout farmers recognize traditional commercial fish feed is unsustainable, so the search is on for a cost-effective alternative fish food. But trout are carnivores. They can't just become vegetarians, or can they?

May 23, 2013, 4:16 p.m.

Washington Supreme Court Hears WSU Golf Course Case

The Supreme Court of Washington Thursday heard oral arguments in a case that could change how cities, towns and universities manage water.

May 1, 2013, 1 a.m.

What A Golf Course Could Mean For Washington's Groundwater

Conservationists say groundwater used to irrigate Washington State University’s golf course is draining the region’s aquifer. Their legal challenge case could change how cities and towns manage water for future development.

Nov. 6, 2012, 3:44 p.m.

A New Tool To Help Columbia Basin Adapt To Climate Change

Researchers at Washington State University are hoping to make some economic and social predictions about climate change.

June 13, 2012, 7:09 a.m.

Creating Power from Wheat Straw

RICHLAND, Wash. – Since 1978, one eastern Washington county has out-produced all other wheat-growing counties in the U.S. But what to do with all the leftover straw? A group of students at Washington State University has found a way to provide power from farmers’ scraps.

May 31, 2012, 4:34 p.m.

How Researchers Plan to Protect Deer Through Their Diets

Black-tailed deer roam forested areas of western Washington and Oregon, but some say their numbers are declining. Scientists suspect that’s because these deer are having trouble finding food to eat. Researchers are studying black-tailed deer’s diet. Once they know what deer like to munch on, wildlife managers can make sure those plants keep growing in the wild.

May 4, 2012, 1 a.m.

The Case of the Great Horned Owl Mix Up

Nine baby owlets recently turned up at the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, but since their arrival, the owlets have suffered a bit of an identity crisis.

April 12, 2012, 10:50 a.m.

Why A Sociologist Is Part Of Building A Better Power Grid

Washington State University announced it’s created a new research center. It will look for ways to bring the country’s aging electricity system in line with 21th century power needs. Besides experts in energy and computer science, the assembled team of researchers includes sociologists and psychologists.

April 10, 2012, 4:14 p.m.

Can Grafting Help Organic Farmers Reduce Plant Disease?

A centuries-old farming technique could soon help organic farmers in the United States. Researchers are using grafting to fight common soil diseases that cause crops to wilt and die.

Oct. 26, 2011, 11:55 a.m.

WSU Report: Hotel Chains Become 'Greener'

Sept. 28, 2011, 12:23 p.m.

Washington Rakes In Federal Biofuels Research Cash