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April 18 – 24

Posted by | April 25, 2011

The business/technology website Xconomy.com posted a story on Wednesday about the consortium, including WSU, working to develop aviation biofuels.
http://www.xconomy.com/seattle/2011/04/20/boeing-alaska-airlines-spearhead-new-push-for-aviation-fuel-from-the-northwest/

Saturday’s Yakima Herald-Republic reported on growers’ concerns about possible plant damage from last year’s Thanksgiving freeze, with comments from Mike Bush and Michelle Moyer.
http://www.yakima-herald.com/stories/2011/04/23/jury-s-still-out-on-damage-from-2010-thanksgiving-freeze

The Associated Press on Tuesday reported on the announcement of the WSU Extension/Stewardship Partners’ 12,000 Rain Gardens Campaign in the Puget Sound area, resulting in widespread coverage.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Campaign-wants-12-000-rain-gardens-in-Puget-Sound-1343904.php

Thursday’s Everett Herald included a story on harvesting rainwater that also promoted the 12,000 Rain Gardens Campaign.
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20110421/BLOG15/704219826/0/LIVING03

On Friday the journalism web site Investigate West posted a story about the importance of the low impact development research being done at the WSU Puyallup Center.
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/environment/article/Puyallup-at-center-of-research-to-reduce-runoff-1345801.php

Investigate West also published a story about a Seattle rain garden project that didn’t work in which the 12,000 Rain Gardens Campaign is mentioned and Curtis Hinman is quoted.
http://www.seattlepi.com/local/environment/article/Ballard-s-rain-gardens-A-green-experiment-gone-1345766.php#page-1

The news website Sightline Daily also published a story Friday on low impact development, the 12,000 Rain Gardens campaign and the work of Curtis Hinman.
http://daily.sightline.org/daily_score/archive/2011/04/22/its-raining-rain-gardens

WBBH-TV (Florida) on Saturday reported on research being done by Matt Carroll and a research team on the impacts and prevention of wildfires in southwest Florida.
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/14502698/2011/04/23/researchers-study-brush-fire-impact-in-swfl

Wednesday’s Issaquah Press reported on ZHome, a carbon neutral multi-family housing development in partnership with the WSU Extension Energy Program.
http://www.issaquahpress.com/2011/04/19/come-behind-the-scene-at-zhome-to-meet-the-experts/

On Thursday the Daily Olympian included a story on a planned solar power development near Shelton, with comments from the Extension Energy Program’s Phil Lou.
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/04/21/1624292/utility-considers-solar-venture.html

The Daily Olympian on Wednesday reported on a native plant salvage project headed by WSU Thurston County Extension.
http://www.theolympian.com/2011/04/20/1622978/to-build-pond-first-dig-plants.html

On Wednesday KNDO/KNDU-TV aired a story about how cuttings of a Japanese cherry tree were nursed to health at the Prosser IAREC with the resulting trees being featured in the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival.
http://www.kndu.com/story/14486669/prosser-cherry-blossoms-showcased-at-national-cherry-blossom-festival

Thursday’s U.S. News and World Report includes a story on the efforts of WSU and its partners to restore populations of the pygmy rabbit.
http://www.usnews.com/science/articles/2011/04/21/believing-in-the-pygmy-bunny

WSOC-TV (Charlotte, NC) posted a story Friday about grizzly bear research, citing the WSU bear research and quoting Lynne Nelson discussing their level of activity during hibernation.
http://www.wsoctv.com/health/27635382/detail.html

The West Liberty Index (Iowa) reported on a local school chosen to participate in the Healthy Gardens, Healthy Youth program headed by WSU Extension.
http://www.westlibertyindex.com/article.php?viewID=4007

In this week’s Capital Press:

“Western innovator: Man makes bug research relevant”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-innovator-w-art-042211

“Organic demand, supply grow together”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/SB-ONV-organic-update-042211-art-p-8

“Puffs of hormone crush navel orange worm”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/ll-mating-disruption-ONV-p8

“Growers mull costs of new varieties”
http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/djw-ONVvarieties-w-art-042211-p-7

Aired last week by the N.W. Ag Information Network:

“Stripe rust growth slow but widespread”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-19034

“Checking vine damage”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Fruit-Grower-Report-19052

“Dust research done in by CR”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Farm-and-Ranch-Report-19056

“Baxter Professor of Beef Research named”
http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Washington-Ag-Today-19040

News Releases:

“Thomas E. Spencer Joins WSU in Baxter Chair Position, Aims to Beef Up Reproductive Science”

“WSU and Stewardship Partners Announce 12,000 Rain Gardens Campaign to Protect Puget Sound”

“Firewise Communities Workshop a Source of Practical Advice on Reducing Losses from Wildfires”

“Field Day Scheduled for Oregon, Washington Forest and Rangeland Owners”

“WSU Scientists Help Lead $14 Million Projects Promoting Cattle Health”