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Early preparation for water transfers could reduce drought impacts for agriculture and fish

As this hot, dry summer winds down across Washington State, many areas are continuing to struggle with the impacts of drought.  (Those who would like…

Welcome Rain

Those of us who have been watching the drought conditions in the Yakima Watershed of Eastern Washington got a welcome bit of news on Wednesday:…

Precision nitrogen can benefit both farmers and the climate

In a previous post, I explained that available evidence currently indicates nitrous oxide emissions may be fairly low in the inland Pacific Northwest, compared to…

Closing the Nutrient Loop

There are a number of sustainability issues getting a fair amount of attention these days: climate change, regional and local food systems, and soil health,…

Making Farming “Climate Friendly”: What is the impact of nitrous oxide in our region?

If you are interested in ensuring that farming is climate friendly you are likely to start thinking about nitrous oxide (N2O). Nitrous oxide is a…

Why Hasn’t Spring Gotten Warmer?

Agriculture is a seasonal endeavor.  And so the weather during each season can profoundly impact farmers and the crops they produce.  Now, researchers at University…

When it comes to extreme weather, can speed make science more relevant to management? Or more risky?

Over the last several months, the idyllic weather we’ve had in western Washington has contrasted sharply with reports of heat waves in the Northeast, drought…
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