Environmental Research

WSU soil researchers seed long-term projects across Washington

Underfoot, soil supports and sustains us. But there’s a fair chance that the average person doesn’t think about the critical role of this vital natural resource in our food supply, environment, and economy.

In the background, a tractor plants wheat seeds.

‘To Bee or not to Bee’: Walla Walla FFA Students Spur Community Dialogue on Subject of WSU Study

PULLMAN, Wash.—Six Walla Walla High School students have been busily traversing the state this spring, carrying their message to local communities to set the seeds for growth—much like the alkali bees that are the subject of their presentation and a Washington State University study.

Flight of the Alkali Bee: New Study to Follow Insect’s Population, Flight Path over U.S. Highway 12

PROSSER, Wash.—Can a bee learn to fly over, instead of across, a busy highway? WSU entomologist Douglas Walsh is working with the Washington State Department of Transportation to find out. Walsh will study alkali bees and their flight around a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 in central Washington to help WSDOT minimize the impact of […]