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Alaska's fat bears have a serious threat looming on their doorstep | Mashable
The Trump administration — which previously slashed the size of Bears Ears National Monument by 80 percent — is now weighing a permit to build an unprecedented copper and gold mine in the area. Sean Brennan, a postdoctoral researcher in aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Brennan.Sean  !UWitM  2019  natl  Mashable  College:Environment  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Century-old ship logs reveal extent of today's drastic Arctic melt | Mashable
The often-frigid, ice-clad Arctic remains a harsh world. But in the early 1900s, there was substantially more ice than there is today. Axel Schweiger, chair of the UW's Polar Science Center, is quoted.
Schweiger.Axel  !UWitM  2019  Polar.Science.Center  College:Environment  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  natl  Mashable 
august 2019 by uwnews
What to know about the stunning losses of Antarctic sea ice | Mashable
This ring of sea ice around the continent — which grows each winter and largely melts each summer — had been gradually increasing in size for 36 years, since reliable satellite measurements came online in 1979. But in late 2014, things changed dramatically. Ethan Campbell, graduate student in oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Mashable  !UWitM  2019  natl  College:Environment  School:Oceanography  Antarctica  sea.ice  Campbell.Ethan 
july 2019 by uwnews
Puffins are dying in large numbers in the Bering Sea | Mashable
Puffins are dying in worryingly large numbers in Alaska and scientists say it could be directly linked to climate change. Timothy Jones, a research associate in aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Jones.Timothy  !UWitM  2019  Mashable  natl  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  College:Environment 
may 2019 by uwnews
A big red reason not to dig a mine in Alaska's fat bear country | Mashable
A new study shows the stability and productivity of Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, a critical salmon habitat, is dictated by the collective vitality of its component rivers and streams. This has implications for a proposed copper and gold mine under consideration by the Trump administration. Sean Brennan, a UW postdoctoral researcher in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, and Daniel Schindler, a professor of both biology and aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, are quoted. [This story appeared in several outlets]
Mashable  !UWitM  2019  natl  Brennan.Sean  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  Department:Biology  Schindler.Daniel  College:Environment  College:Arts&Sciences 
may 2019 by uwnews
Theranos screwed up legit blood test innovations for everybody | Mashable
Theranos is dead. But will the dream of a device that can analyze multiple health factors from a small amount of blood be buried along with it? Paul Yager, professor of bioengineering at the UW, is quoted.
Yager.Paul  Mashable  !UWitM  2019  natl  Department:Bioengineering  College:Engineering 
march 2019 by uwnews
The ocean keeps gulping massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the air | Mashable
With no benefit to itself, Earth's oceans have gulped up around 30 percent of the carbon dioxide humans emitted into Earth's atmosphere over the last century. Curtis Deutsch, associate professor of oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
natl  Mashable  !UWitM  2019  Deutsch.Curtis  College:Environment  School:Oceanography 
march 2019 by uwnews
Why are some icebergs an emerald green color? | Mashable
While traversing the seas off of eastern Antarctica in 1988, UW glaciologist Stephen Warren came upon green icebergs floating in the ocean. Over three decades later, Warren and a team of researchers have put forward an explanation for these rarely seen icebergs' green hue.
Warren.Stephen  !UWitM  2019  Mashable  natl  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
march 2019 by uwnews
How nature can significantly improve our mental health | Mashable
You might grumble skeptically at the notion that parks and plants make a real difference in our happiness, but the research is convincing. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist in environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Wolf.Kathleen  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  !UWitM  2019  Mashable  natl 
february 2019 by uwnews
Think you can tell between a real and computer-generated face? This website will test you | Mashable
So you might've been a bit freaked out about those extremely realistic, computer generated faces. Could you tell they were fake? Now, you can put yourself to the test with a website called www.whichfaceisreal.com, which was created by two UW professors, Carl Bergstrom (biology) and Jevin West (Information School).
West.Jevin  Bergstrom.Carl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  Information.School  natl  Mashable  2019  !UWitM 
february 2019 by uwnews
Review: The Helm personal email server puts you in control of your data - Mashable Jan 2019
The device, a sleek looking triangle that could be confused for a modern-art inspired paper weight, is a personal email server for your home. Once properly set up, it allows the user to send and receive email as they might normally — from their smartphone or computer — with an important bonus: the data is stored in your home or office (there is an encrypted offsite backup for those worried about losing all their email in a house fire). That's right, with Helm you both own and control your emails.
email  tools  Mashable 
january 2019 by pierredv
Bees with sensor backpacks may help farmers monitor crops | Mashable
University of Washington researchers developed tiny sensor backpacks that attach to the back of bumblebees.
Mashable  natl  !UWitM  2018  bee.sensors  College:Engineering 
december 2018 by uwnews
Inside the sad, expensive failure of Google+
"Vic was just this constant bug in Larry's ear: 'Facebook is going to kill us. Facebook is going to kill us,'" says a former Google executive. "I am pretty sure Vic managed to frighten Larry into action. And voila: Google+ was born."
google_plus  mashable 
december 2018 by lendamico
Extreme climate change suffocated ocean life 250 million years ago | Mashable
Some 250 million years ago, around 95 percent of ocean species vanished during the planet's largest-known extinction event, also called the Great Permian Extinction. Curtis Deutsch, associate professor of oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Deutsch.Curtis  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  Mashable  Penn.Justin  natl  Climate.Change 
december 2018 by uwnews
The first-ever fee on carbon is defeated with massive Big Oil spending | Mashable
Washington voters have likely defeated what would have been the United States' first-ever fee on carbon pollution. The UW's Aseem Prakash, a political science professor, and Nives Dolšak, a professor of marine and environmental affairs, are quoted.
Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2018  Prakash.Aseem  Mashable  natl  election  Department:Political.Science  College:Arts&Sciences  College:Environment  Center.Environmental.Politics  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs 
november 2018 by uwnews

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