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Posted by | February 9, 2009

The business and technology web site Xconomy.com reported on Tuesday that several leaders in Seattle, including WSU vice president John Gardner, are working on a concept for developing a national network of regional clean technology research and development centers.

On Friday the Tri-City Herald reported on the visit of Thomas Henick-Kling to attend the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers conference and his pending start as director of the WSU viticulture and enology program.

Friday’s Tri-City Herald and Yakima Herald-Republic both carried a story on a delegation from Tri-Cities including the Center for Bioproducts and Biofuels’ director Birgitte Ahring visiting Olympia to lobby for green jobs funding.

Tuesday’s Tri-City Herald reported on the outcome of the “A Celebration of Washington Wines” event.

On Tuesday the N.W. Ag Information Network’s Northwest Farm and Ranch Report aired an interview with Scot Hulbert on his research evaluating drought tolerant germplasm crossed with Northwest wheat varieties.

Two articles in the “Green Report” insert in the current Puget Sound Business Journal reference WSU research. One quotes WSU Extension Energy Program’s Mike Nelson discussing how the current economy is affecting growth in solar energy development. Another on generating energy from anaerobic manure digestion references WSU research on value-added byproducts.
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Sunday’s Los Angeles Times in its regular “LA Unleashed” animal column featured the pygmy rabbit and mentioned WSU’s role in breeding them.

In this week’s Capital Press

News Releases

  • Wine Auction Surpasses $1 Million-dollar Milestone Benefiting WSU Program”
  • “Carbon Farming on the Range Phone Conference for Ranchers Feb. 17”
  • “WSU Grad Student Selected as APS Student Fellow”
  • “Raising Livestock: Feed Your Neighbors and Your Bottom Line”