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Environment - Apr 1
Environment
Recent years have brought unusually large and damaging wildfires to the Pacific Northwest - from the Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 that was the largest in Washington's history, to the 2017 fire season in Oregon, to the 2018 Maple Fire, when normally sodden rainforests on the Olympic Peninsula were ablaze.
Health - Apr 1

UW-created podcasts: 'Crossing North' by Scandinavian Studies - also College of Education, Information School's Joe Janes, a discussion of soil health With faculty and staff so challenged during the coronavirus shutdowns, podcasts are a way of remotely engaging with a department or school's work.

Life Sciences - Mar 30

Faculty/staff honors: Outstanding educator in landscape architecture, Royal Society of Edinburgh corresponding fellowship - and the Green Rat Clingfish takes a bow Recent honors to University of Washington faculty and staff have come from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the World Register of Marine Species.

Environment - Mar 24
Environment

A container ship leaves a trail of white clouds in its wake that can linger in the air for hours. This puffy line is not just exhaust from the engine, but a change in the clouds that's caused by small airborne particles of pollution.

Life Sciences - Mar 19

Anisakis worms in blue whiting fish. The prevalence of these worms, found in raw or undercooked fish, has increased dramatically since the 1970s. Gonzalo Jara/Shutterstock The next time you eat sashimi, nigiri or other forms of raw fish, consider doing a quick check for worms.

Environment - Mar 18

A cougar sits over its kill site in northeastern Washington. The photo was captured using a wildlife camera. Melia DeVivo/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife In many parts of the world, there is an imbalance in the food chain.

Health - Mar 31
Health

For anyone who is looking for a way to help during the coronavirus pandemic while adhering to "stay-at-home” and social distancing orders, University of Washington researchers have a task for you.

Social Sciences - Mar 24

As the COVID-19 pandemic prompts governments to close schools, shutter restaurants, ban many gatherings and curtail travel, researchers at the University of Washington want to understand the impact of the disease and these new restrictions on our lives.

Life Sciences - Mar 23

An illustration of the frogfish Antennarius pictus , published by George Shaw in 1794. From a new book by Ted Pietsch, UW professor of emeritus of aquatic and fishery sciences. Any old fish can swim. But what fish can walk, scoot, clamber over rocks, change color or pattern and even fight? That would be the frogfish.

Social Sciences - Mar 18
Social Sciences

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, provide people with a lot of information, but it's getting harder and harder to tell what's real and what's not.

Transport - Mar 17
Transport

It's something every bus rider fears: Their bus is running late. Under typical conditions, Seattle has some of the most congested traffic in the nation.





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