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Sept. 13 – 19

Posted by | September 20, 2010

The WSU News Service on Wednesday announced the signing of an education and research pact with China Agricultural University.

http://www.publicworks.com/article.mvc/18-State-Led-Energy-Efficiency-Programs-0001?atc~c=771+s=773+r=001+l=a

Michael Skinner comments in an article in Wednesday’s Science News on the significance of research at Johns Hopkins University finding that epigenetic changes to human DNA may contribute to obesity.

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/63405/title/Environmental_DNA_modifications_tied_to_obesity

A business column in Friday’s Seattle Times reports on the efforts of the state’s tree fruit growers to find effective alternatives to pesticides now being phased out, with comments from the TFREC’s Nadine Lehrer about current research.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/retailreport/2012920192_retailreport17.html?syndication=rss

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy on Wednesday announced its first-ever awards to 18 programs as exceptional state-led energy efficiency programs that included the WSU Extension Energy Program.

http://www.publicworks.com/article.mvc/18-State-Led-Energy-Efficiency-Programs-0001?atc~c=771+s=773+r=001+l=a

The story first reported last week about research by economist Bidisha Mandal finding that reading food labels can contribute to weight loss is garnering significant coverage, such as this story by Northwest Cable News.

http://www.nwcn.com/news/Reading-food-labels-can-help-you-lose-weight-102973554.html

Wednesday’s Bellingham Herald featured an advance story on the first Whatcom Water Week with quotes from Whatcom County Extension Educator Sue Blake, one of the event’s organizers.

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2010/09/15/1621193/first-whatcom-water-week-kicks.html

The Vancouver Columbian on Monday did an advance story about the Clark County Extension farm tour.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/09/13/1167128/master-gardeners-to-offer-tips.html

Thursday’s Columbia Basin Herald included a story about a local family caring for a blind horse that they show at the Grant County Fair through the Working Horse 4-H club. Associated Press also is distributing the story.

http://www.columbiabasinherald.com/news/article_e7520144-c1e2-11df-a826-001cc4c002e0.html

An article in Wednesday’s Spokesman-Review about what to do with green tomatoes quotes Pat Muntz on the likelihood tomatoes won’t ripen this fall.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/sep/15/green-tomatoes-take-a-little-extra-care/

Monday’s Tri-City Herald featured a story about the upcoming Master Gardeners’ Fall Garden Fest in Kennewick.

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2010/09/13/1167128/master-gardeners-to-offer-tips.html

In this week’s Capital Press:

“E. coli used to produce biofuel”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-E–coli-fuel-091710-art

“POTATOES: They’re for breakfast, lunch & dinner”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-Voigt-potato-diet-091710-art–video

“Potatoes aren’t part of voucher program”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/mw-voigt-potato-diet-sidebars

“WSU signs exchange deal with Chinese university”

http://www.capitalpress.com/subscribers/AP-WA-Gregoire-trade-WSU-091510

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

“Reading the label & successful CRP sign up”

http://www.aginfo.com/index.cfm/event/report/id/Northwest-Report-17366

News Releases:

“Step Up for Walk Washington Challenge, says WSU Extension Educators”

“Taylor Lockwood Presents Multimedia ‘Mushrooms of America’ at WSU, Oct. 7”

“WSU Survey: Seattle Business Execs Say Economic Picture Still Mixed, Uncertain”

“WSU CAHNRS Honors Plant Pathologist for Meritorious Service”

“WSU Graduate Student’s Discovery Benefits State’s Peppermint Industry”

“WSU Plant Pathology Professor Authors Comprehensive Treatise on Wheat Health”