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WWU’s Border Policy Research Institute examines effects of U.S.-Canada pandemic travel restrictions 2023-05-09
One Quick Question: The Pebble Mine, salmon, and the future of Bristol Bay 2023-05-09
Meet visiting Fulbright Scholar Carlos Linares from WWU’s Department of Chemistry 2023-05-04
Donut Hole win can guide transboundary strategy

Op-Ed by Derek Moscato, an associate professor in the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University and a research fellow with the Border Policy Research Institute.

Wild About Nature: Flora of the Pacific Rim

Eric DeChaine is the curator of the Pacific Northwest Herbarium and a professor of biology at Western Washington University, but he says that at heart he is a naturalist.

DeChaine was one of two presenters at the April 21 Wild About Nature presentation held at the White Salmon Grange.…

WWU students envision new life for ocean plastics

Each year, hundreds of tons of plastics wash up along Alaska’s remote shorelines — from buoys to nets to plastic bottles. At Western Washington University, students are reimagining the future of those plastics. 

In 2019, Western’s polymer materials engineering program

Why is some of our snow turning pink?

Why is snow turning pink?

"There's a group of algae that have adapted to live in the snow habitat," said Robin Kodner, the lead scientist for the Living Snow Project at Western Washington University. "But they only start to grow in…

Looking into Augustine's past to better understand its future

WWU's Kristina Walowski discusses her recent research on Alaska's Augustine volcano. Click the link at right to listen.

Research aims to better understand the threat of Augustine Volcano

Researchers are looking to the past of Alaska’s Augustine volcano to find answers about its future. An ongoing research collaboration between the Alaska Volcano Observatory and scientists at Western Washington University seeks to broaden existing knowledge about the volcano to…

Ask the dinosaurs: We aren’t ready for an asteroid ‘Big One’

It is essential that we support efforts by NASA and others to detect NEOs, characterize them and prepare for a rapid response if we need to deflect one. We in the Pacific Northwest are no more susceptible to an asteroid impact than anyone else — but we may be better suited to understand the…

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