http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/topics/12/0 en Lizard Field School http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/lizard-field-school <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Oregon Public Broadcasting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://watch.opb.org/video/2365183865/" target="_blank">http://watch.opb.org/video/2365183865/</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Student biologists learn the how-to&#039;s of wildlife research by studying the life and death of lizards in Oregon&#039;s Alvord desert. For 15 years Dr. Roger Anderson has been leading students on a three-week immersion into lizard ecology and behavior. Students cope with the primitive conditions of life in a desert encampment while enduring the blazing sun and harsh desert conditions. </div> </div> </div> Biology Department research students Roger Anderson College of Science and Engineering Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:40:41 +0000 Western Today 22815 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Webinar to explain publishing in new campus digital repository http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/webinar-to-explain-publishing-in-new-campus-digital-repository <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A webinar about publishing in <a href="http://cedar.wwu.edu" target="_blank">Western CEDAR</a>, the new campus digital repository at Western Washington University, will take place from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Haggard Hall Room 232.</p> <p>This webinar will include:</p> <ul> <li> a tour of the peer-review workflow and publishing tools within Digital Commons, including key features that help editors create high-impact publications with minimal time and cost</li> <li> examples of books, journals, conferences, and other publications that use the Digital Commons platform to maximum effect</li> <li> a description of bepress support and services that make your publishing operation run smoothly without overtaxing your library or IT team</li> </ul> <p>This presentation will discuss platform features as well as publishing strategies, and it is intended both for library staff and faculty editors.</p> Western CEDAR Western Libraries Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Western Today 24058 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Eidolon Asks Us to Imagine a World Without Us http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/eidolon-asks-us-to-imagine-a-world-without-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seattle Weekly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/954354-129/eidolon-asks-us-to-imagine-a" target="_blank">http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/954354-129/eidolon-asks-us-to-imagine-a</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> When you boot up Eidolon, you are plopped directly into a vast polygonal forest, somewhere between Bellevue and Olympia, with zero explanation. There’s no stage-setting, no tutorial, nothing. It’s just you and the “post-human” wilderness expanding in all directions around you. Your only clear objective is to survive. You have to eat—by hunting, fishing, or gathering berries and mushrooms—and you have to keep warm. Beyond that, interpreting how and why all the people have disappeared is up to you. </div> </div> </div> alumni Computer Science Department College of Science and Engineering Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:50:51 +0000 Western Today 24057 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Western Washington volleyball serves local communities http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/western-washington-volleyball-serves-local-communities <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lake Chelan Mirror </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://lakechelanmirror.com/main.asp?SectionID=8&amp;SubSectionID=8&amp;ArticleID=8421" target="_blank">http://lakechelanmirror.com/main.asp?SectionID=8&amp;SubSectionID=8&amp;ArticleID=8421</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Western Washington Vikings volleyball team made the trip from Bellingham to try to help those in the communities where some of their teammates grew up. The team spent the day Friday, Aug. 22, touring the area and performing community service. The trip concluded with an intramural game Saturday night, Aug. 23, before a crowd at the Chelan High School gym. </div> </div> </div> Athletics students volleyball volunteers Diane Flick Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:27:51 +0000 Western Today 24056 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU’s Troy Abel to lead NSF-funded climate governance study http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/wwu%E2%80%99s-troy-abel-to-lead-nsf-funded-climate-governance-study <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/Troy-Abel_1.jpg" length="4217" type="image/jpeg" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Western Washington University Associate Professor of Environmental Policy Troy D. Abel and his research team have been awarded a $545,000 National Science Foundation grant that will allow him to lead the team in a three-year study on state and local climate-risk governance.</p> <p>&ldquo;While a lot of media attention in July focused on the the Obama administration&#39;s proposed greenhouse gas regulations for power-plant emissions, hundreds of governmental agencies and thousands of facilities have already been working to reduce their climate footprint. Our research brings much needed attention to these efforts and whether or not they are working. &rdquo; said Abel.</p> <p>&ldquo;The states are pivotal players in the U.S Environmental Protection Agency&rsquo;s plan. State governments have a lot of discretion in how they pursue greenhouse-gas emissions reductions, but until the proposed regulations were announced, state and local governments and facilities have had complete discretion. Our study can help assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions before and after the federal government took significant actions,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>Abel&rsquo;s team includes Dorothy Daley, with the School of Public Affairs and Administration Administration (and Environmental Studies Program) at the University of Kansas (KU); Mark Stephan, associate professor of Political Science at Washington State University/Vancouver, and staff from the Environmental Council of the States based in Washington, D.C. The award across the three institutions will fund research time for the professors, a master&rsquo;s student at WWU, and several doctoral students at KU.</p> <p>The research team will present results from their initial analysis on Aug. 29 at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. After analyzing the greenhouse-gas emissions from more than 7,000 facilities in nine different sectors (power plants, refineries, etc.), the preliminary results were encouraging and suggest that even when controlling for past emission levels, subnational climate risk governance is associated with better facility-level greenhouse gas reductions.</p> <p>Abel helped launch a new Business and Sustainability degree at Western and was recently appointed the director of Huxley College of the Environment&rsquo;s Peninsula program located at Western Washington University Center at Olympic College, Poulsbo.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited to bring the kind of nationally recognized environmental research program that Western&rsquo;s Huxley College of the Environment is known for to our students and communities on the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas,&rdquo; Abel said.</p> <p>For more information, contact Troy Abel at <a href="mailto:troy.abel@wwu.edu">troy.abel@wwu.edu</a> or at 360-394-2741.</p> environment faculty funding grants research sustainability Western on the Peninsulas Troy Abel Huxley College of the Environment Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:52:59 +0000 Western Today 24055 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Mount presents at Netherlands nurse education conference http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/notes/mount-presents-at-netherlands-nurse-education-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/jill mount mug.jpg" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view imagecache-imagelink imagecache-feature_main_small_view_imagelink"><img src="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagecache/feature_main_small_view/jill%20mount%20mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="120" height="157" class="imagecache imagecache-feature_main_small_view"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jill Mount, an assistant professor of Human Services and Rehabilitation at Western Washington University, presented at the 5th International Nurse Education Conference June 22 to 25, 2014, in&nbsp;Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. The title of her presentation, which she co-presented with WWU visiting professor Mary&nbsp;Baroni, was &quot;Social Justice and Healthcare: Rigorous and Relevant Teaching Strategies.&quot;</p> Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation faculty nursing program presentations Jill Mount College of Humanities and Social Sciences Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:37:34 +0000 Western Today 24054 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Board of Trustees Recap for Aug. 21 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/news/board-of-trustees-recap-for-aug-21 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <enclosure url="http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/sites/onlinefast.org.wwutoday/files/imagefield_default_images/westernlogo_onblue.png" length="9121" type="image/png" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Editor&rsquo;s Note:</strong> After each Board of Trustees meeting, Western Today provides a recap of decisions and discussion.</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><strong>Trustees Approve 2015-17 Operating Budget Request</strong></p> <p>Western&rsquo;s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $124.9 million state operating budget request for the 2015-17 biennium.</p> <p>Western&rsquo;s biennial budget, developed through a bottom-up, transparent campus process over the past year that involved university offices, departments, colleges and governing bodies will be submitted to the state.</p> <p>The request from Western will be considered by the Governor&rsquo;s Office and Legislature as they develop a state operating budget for the 2015-17 biennium.</p> <p><a href="https://trustees.wwu.edu/Trustees%20Meeting%20Materials/11%20Approval%20of%202015-2017%20Biennial%20Operating%20Budget%20Request.pdf">The budget request</a> from Western includes requests for competitive compensation to attract and retain faculty, exempt (professional) and classified staff. It also includes Decision Packages &ndash; student success initiative; clinical doctorate in Audiology; creation of a Vehicle Engineering program, and establishment of new Engineering Geology bachelor&rsquo;s and master&rsquo;s programs.</p> <p>The trustees also heard a presentation by David Schumacher, director of the state Office of Financial Management.</p> <p>Schumacher described how the state economy is recovering slower than expected from the recent severe recession. In spite of the rebounding economy, however, he said that the 2015-2017 biennium could be more challenging than the 2013-2015 biennium, due in part to savings the Legislature was able to realize in 2013-15 that will not be available during the next biennium; costs related to court cases involving insufficient state mental health services; a projected future rise in K-12 enrollment; and the multi-billion-dollar impact of the state Supreme Court&rsquo;s McCleary decision regarding more state funding for K-12 education.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our ability to backfill anything is extremely limited,&rdquo; Schumacher said.</p> <p>He noted Washington&rsquo;s heavy dependence on sales tax as a main revenue source but said a changing state economy has adversely affected that primary source of revenue. He said the sales tax historically has been based on taxation of goods but that the state economy is increasingly shifting to one based on provision of services. And until those services also are taxed, he added, the revenue picture in the state will continue to be extremely challenging.</p> <p>In order to help the general public and Legislature fully understand the importance of the need for new revenue, he said that the governor asked that state agencies show what a 15 percent &ldquo;draconian&rdquo; cut would look like, then proposing in priority order what would be added back if allowed.</p> <p>Western President Bruce Shepard, as he outlined in <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/president/messages/Aug-2014-budget-update.shtml">a message to campus</a>, discussed with Schumacher that Western would not outline a 15 percent cut with such specificity as that could damage the reputation of any programs named as being possible targets.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>In other business, the trustees:</strong></p> <ul> <li> Welcomed new <a href="http://news.wwu.edu/go/doc/1538/2172498/Gov-Inslee-Appoints-Chase-Franklin-to-WWU-Board-of-Trustees">Trustee Chase Franklin</a> and new <a href="http://news.wwu.edu/go/doc/1538/2198201/Governor-Appoints-Carly-Roberts-as-New-WWU-Student-Trustee">Student Trustee Carly Roberts</a>.</li> <li> Welcomed <a href="http://news.wwu.edu/go/doc/1538/2176806/WWU-Hires-Catherine-Clark-as-New-Dean-of-College-of-Sciences-and-Technology">Catherine Clark</a>, new dean of the College of Science and Engineering.</li> <li> Introduced <a href="http://news.wwu.edu/go/doc/1538/2067826/Erika-McPhee-Shaw-Hired-as-Director-of-WWU-s-Shannon-Point-Marine-Center">Erika McPhee-Shaw</a>, new director of Western&rsquo;s Shannon Point Marine Center, and recognized <a href="http://news.wwu.edu/go/doc/1538/2173313/Don-Alper-Director-of-WWU-Center-for-Canadian-American-Studies-and-BPRI-to-Retire-this-Fall">Don Alper,</a> Western&rsquo;s director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies and Border Policy Research Institute and a professor of Political Science, who will be resigning from those positions at the end of September, and retiring from the university at the end of the year.</li> <li> Welcomed <a href="http://news.wwu.edu/go/doc/1538/2163838/Annika-Wolters-Elected-WWU-Associated-Students-President">Annika Wolters</a>, newly elected Associated Students president, and Professor Spencer Anthony-Cahill, new president of the Faculty Senate.</li> </ul> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Heard an update by Stephanie Bowers, vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the WWU Foundation, on WWU Foundation gifts and other development-related initiatives.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Approved the awarding of Summer Quarter Degrees and the delegation of authority to award a construction contract for the Robert Harrington Multipurpose Field storage and locker room expansion.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Approved board guidelines for the Services &amp; Activity Committee and delegation of authority.</p> <p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Heard a presentation from Lisa Wochos, assistant attorney general, on the state&rsquo;s Open Meetings Act and how it pertains to governing boards.</p> <p>For more information on the trustees&rsquo; meeting, see: <a href="https://trustees.wwu.edu/Site%20Content%20and%20Pages/Meeting%20Materials.aspx">https://trustees.wwu.edu/Site%20Content%20and%20Pages/Meeting%20Materials.aspx</a><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The dates for the next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees are Oct. 9 and 10.</p> Board of Trustees Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:09:51 +0000 john.thompson 24053 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WWU to test its alert system Aug. 26 http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wwu-to-test-its-alert-system-aug-26 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/24/3814881/wwu-to-test-its-alert-system-aug.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/24/3814881/wwu-to-test-its-alert-system-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Washington University will test a portion of its campus emergency notification system Tuesday morning, Aug. 26. People on campus at 9:45 a.m. will hear Western Alert&#039;s voice messaging over the campus fire alarm system, and a test voice message will be repeated several times in buildings and over outside speakers. Fire alarm strobes also will flash. No action will be required by anyone on campus during the alert test. </div> </div> </div> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:57:08 +0000 john.thompson 24052 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Secret treasure: Western Libraries an asset for all community members http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/secret-treasure-western-libraries-an-asset-for-all-community-members <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/25/3796097/secret-treasure-western-libraries.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/25/3796097/secret-treasure-western-libra...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There&#039;s a beautiful library space for all things Northwest. It&#039;s called the Northwest Collection and it&#039;s in the high-ceilinged reading room in Wilson Library, at Western Washington University. &quot;You&#039;re going to see Northwest history, geology, sociology, Northwest fiction, videos, some beautiful oversized art books,&quot; says Kim Marsicek, head of circulation services. &quot;It&#039;s fun to go in there and poke around.&quot; </div> </div> </div> Western Libraries 13-14: Community Outreach Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:55:31 +0000 john.thompson 24051 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday North California quake: 160 people injured http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/north-california-quake-160-people-injured <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Christian Post </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.christianpost.com/news/north-california-quake-160-people-injured-in-areas-strongest-earthquake-in-25-years-125288/" target="_blank">http://www.christianpost.com/news/north-california-quake-160-people-injured-in-a...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A study, led by geologist Colin Amos from Western Washington University and published earlier this year in a journal, Nature, showed a possible link between earthquakes and the drought in the state, and found that a lack of water in the San Joaquin Valley is decreasing the weight on the San Andreas Fault, which could lead to more earthquakes. </div> </div> </div> earthquakes Geology Department Colin Amos 13-14: Excellence of Faculty and Staff 13-14: Innovation and Research Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:53:29 +0000 john.thompson 24050 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday WECU names Kutcher as new CEO http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/wecu-names-kutcher-as-new-ceo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/22/3814321/wecu-names-kutcher-as-new-ceo.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/22/3814321/wecu-names-kutcher-as-new-ceo...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whatcom Educational Credit Union has looked internally in choosing its new CEO. Jennifer Kutcher, a 16-year employee of WECU, was named president/CEO by the firm&#039;s board of directors. Kutcher will replace Wayne Langei, who will retire at the end of August but will remain a consultant through January 2015. Langei has held WECU&#039;s CEO position for 41 years. Kutcher is a Western Washington University graduate and was WECU&#039;s chief lending officer. </div> </div> </div> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:50:10 +0000 john.thompson 24049 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday 43 Vikings earn academic achievement awards http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/43-vikings-earn-academic-achievement-awards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/22/3815381/43-vikings-earch-academic-achievement.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/22/3815381/43-vikings-earch-academic-ach...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Western Washington University had 43 student-athletes selected recipients of 2013-14 Division II Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Awards presented by WeatherPORT on Friday, Aug. 22. It is the second highest figure for the Vikings since the program was initiated in 2008. They had 46 in 2012. </div> </div> </div> vikings 13-14: Intercollegiate Athletics Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:21:47 +0000 john.thompson 24047 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Jones scores WWU's only goal in win http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/jones-scores-wwus-only-goal-in-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/23/3816766/jones-scores-wwus-only-goal-in.html" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/23/3816766/jones-scores-wwus-only-goal-i...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brianna Jones scored in the 10th minute and anchored a defense that made that goal stand up as Western Washington University blanked University of British Columbia, 1-0, in a women&#039;s soccer exhibition game Friday evening at Thunderbird Park. Jones, who was a first-team Daktronics All-American and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, knocked in a bouncing ball off a cross by Delanee Nilles . </div> </div> </div> W. Soccer 12-13: Intercollegiate Athletics Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:19:54 +0000 john.thompson 24046 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday Fans flock to new field for WWU soccer http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/fans-flock-to-new-field-for-wwu-soccer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Bellingham Herald </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/23/3816768_fans-flock-to-new-field-for-wwu.html?rh=1" target="_blank">http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/08/23/3816768_fans-flock-to-new-field-for-w...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As the sun was setting over Robert S. Harrington Field on Saturday, Aug. 23, it was hard not to notice the symbolism between the new turf field on Western Washington University&#039;s campus and the men&#039;s soccer team. Much like the surface, the team has a new identity. After fifth-place finishes in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in 2011 and 2012, the team finished third and barely missed the playoffs in 2013 under new coach Greg Brisbon. This year, the team hopes to take that a step further. </div> </div> </div> Harrington Field soccer Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:18:03 +0000 john.thompson 24045 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday 63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in drought, study finds http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday/inthemedia/63-trillion-gallons-of-groundwater-lost-in-drought-study-finds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-media"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sun-Herald (Biloxi, Miss.) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.sunherald.com/2014/08/23/5759118_63-trillion-gallons-of-groundwater.html?rh=1" target="_blank">http://www.sunherald.com/2014/08/23/5759118_63-trillion-gallons-of-groundwater.h...</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quote"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The U.S. Drought Monitor has declared much of California to be in a state of &quot;exceptional drought.&quot; According to the Western Regional Climate Center in Reno, Nev., 2013 was California&#039;s driest in 119 years of records, and Los Angeles and other cities around the state recorded their lowest precipitation amounts for any calendar year. &quot;It calls attention to the severity of this drought,&quot; said Colin B. Amos, an assistant geology professor at Western Washington University, who was not affiliated with the study. &quot;This is another piece of evidence that this drought is a big problem.&quot; </div> </div> </div> drought Geology Department Colin Amos College of Science and Engineering 13-14: Excellence of Faculty and Staff Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:16:28 +0000 john.thompson 24044 at http://www.onlinefast.org/wwutoday