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WWU Associate Professor of Environmental Science Jim Helfield and his students are working to save endangered chinook salmon on the South Fork of Whatcom County's Nooksack River just a few miles from Western's campus.

Mountain goats are in trouble in the Cascades, and WWU Professor of Environmental Science David Wallin and his students are involved in a joint federal and regional program to bring goats from the Olympics back to their natural range.

Western's Huxley College of the Environment turned 50 this spring, and celebrates its status as the oldest environmental science college in the nation. 

Meltwater from fast-disappearing glaciers also is eating into newly exposed rock in the Cordillera Blanca mountains, turning the water rushing downstream acidic – sometimes as much as lemon juice, making it undrinkable, said John All, a climate researcher and director of the Mountain…

Shallow, active earthquake faults are being discovered all over Oregon and Washington state. Collectively, these may present a higher risk than the better known offshore Cascadia subduction zone.

There's a line on a map for an active earthquake fault running through the forested…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Chemistry Robert Berger received the Cottrell Scholar Award, a $100,000 grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), to conduct computational research on how to make chemical materials perform better in energy…

Picture the African continent without its 214 million annual cases of malaria. Or South America devoid of the scourge of the new terror of the Zika virus. Or developing nations in the tropics not spending hard-won resources fighting dengue fever, an illness so painful that it’s also known as “…

Western Washington University faculty members Sharon Shewmake, Reid Dorsey-Palmateer and Phil Thompson have secured a two-year, $309,304 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the impact of energy efficiency on local housing prices.

The researchers are partnering with the…

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland will help with a National Science Foundation-funded project to develop programs in Washington state to prepare the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math teachers.

The foundation provided $3 million in grants to…

Western Washington University has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help create the next generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher-preparation programs in the state.

“This grant and the work it will do is built…

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