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Meet the 2024 Outstanding Graduate Students
What is pink snow? Researchers work to answer your pink snow questions

On a sunny, cool day in the North Cascades, researchers hiked around an alpine lake to find samples of algae that look like pink-colored snow. Recent days had brought a fresh coat of actual snow -- and they used shovels and boots to brush aside the top layer, revealing light red underneath.…

Meet the 2024 Presidential Scholars
Postcards from Peru: One WWU student's study abroad, as told in pictures
Pair of WWU students nominated for the state Student Civic Leadership Awards
Higher ed has role to play in climate change solutions

Young people, including college and university students, are pelted with bad news about the world they will inherit.

Vitally important fields such as ecology and environmental science paint a picture of the planet’s natural and physical systems under stress, and the negative impacts of…

Ask a scientist: Are human-derived hormones like estrogen harming fish in Puget Sound?

Hormones such as estrogens that humans create in their own bodies are entering Puget Sound through wastewater, raising concerns about their effects on fish and other wildlife. We spoke with Puget Sound Institute scientist Maya Faber about how environmental exposure to human-derived estrogen…

2024 Scholars Week celebration is approaching: Registration begins April 22
Kimberly Lynn named new director of Western's Honors College
Add wildfire, climate change to the list of Lake Whatcom worries

As for those less-than-dramatic pollution results, Angela Strecker, Western Washington University’s director of the Institute for Watershed Studies, explained that measures of phosphorus, dissolved oxygen and algae blooms were more or less stable, although phosphorus appeared to be declining…

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