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These weird, parasitic fish pry the scales off others and eat them to survive | Newsweek
Fish feast on a wide variety of food including worms, crustaceans and plants. But, some others — known as scale-eaters — prefer to rip the scales off of other fish and then eat them. Jonathan Huie, an undergraduate in aquatic and fishery sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Huie.Jonathan  students  Newsweek  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  natl 
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California mudslides: Where and why they happen | Fox News
At least 20 people have died from the mudslides that swept over parts over Southern California early this week — impacting the same area that was ravaged in December by the Thomas Fire, the state’s largest wildfire on record. David Peterson, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
FOX  !UWitM  2018  natl  Peterson.David  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  landslides 
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Human emissions made ocean heat wave 53 times more likely | National Geographic
The consequences for Alaska were stark: dozens of whales died, as did thousands of common murres and tufted puffins, while sealife native to the tropics came up in nets pulled from sub-Arctic seas. But an unusual mass of warm water nicknamed "the blob" didn't occur in isolation. Nick Bond, a University of Washington climatologist, is quoted.
Bond.Nick  !UWitM  2018  natl  National.Geographic  College:Environment  JISAO 
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What’s in a name? A bit of fun | The Everett Herald
Washington state’s woodlands are buzzing — with humor. As foresters spend lonely months toiling in the wilderness, they have a chance to connect with their inner wordsmith. They get to put their wit on display while preparing patches of public land for timber auctions. They choose the name, the catchier the better. Bernard Bormann, professor of environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Bormann.Bernard  Everett.Herald  regl  !UWitM  2018  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment 
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Deadly California mudslides show the need for maps and zoning that better reflect landslide risk | The Conversation
"Scenic hill slopes can be inspiring – or deadly, as we are seeing after the disastrous debris flows that have ravaged the community of Montecito, California in the wake of heavy rains on Tuesday, Jan. 9," writes David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW.
!UWitM  2018  The.Conversation  opinion.analysis  Montgomery.David  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  natl 
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In the Evergreen State, strong public support for 100 percent clean electricity and clean fuels | Audubon
In the same week that Governor Jay Inslee called on the Washington legislature to take action on climate this session, a newly released poll shows strong public support for climate policy that will set Washington state on a path toward 100 percent clean electricity and greater use of clean fuels. A report from the UW's Climate Impacts Group is mentioned.
Climate.Change  Climate.Impacts.Group  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  Audubon  natl 
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Thousands expected to attend Seattle Women’s March, related events | The Seattle Times
Frustrated by America’s direction under Donald Trump or pervasive stories of sexual assault, a massive crowd is expected to parade through downtown Seattle on Saturday, Jan. 20, for a second annual Women’s March that organizers hope will spur new activism beyond the streets. Sarah Myhre, a research associate in the UW School of Oceanography, is quoted.
Seattle.Times  !UWitM  2018  Myhre.Sarah  School:Oceanography  College:Environment 
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‘Why not me?’ More women are running for public office to change politics in Washington state and across the U.S. | The Seattle Times
An unprecedented number of women were elected to public office in 2017, and 2018 is shaping up as a banner year as well, with thousands of women lining up to run nationally, including at least 79 for governorships. Sarah Myhre, a research associate in the UW School of Oceanography, is quoted.
Myhre.Sarah  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
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Looming landslide stokes fears, may help disaster predictions | Scientific American
Rattlesnake Ridge is collapsing near Yakima. As residents hurry to safety, scientists try to figure out which way rocks will fall. David Montgomery, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Montgomery.David  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  Scientific.American  natl  landslides 
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King tide shows glimpse of future sea level rise | goanacortes.com
With the water edging closer and closer to the grassy area next to the beach, Bridget Trosin, coastal policy specialist with the UW's Washington Sea Grant, addressed sea level rise with a crowd of more than 30 on Friday at Washington Park.
Washington.Sea.Grant  Climate.Change  !UWitM  2018  Go.Anacortes  Trosin.Bridget  regl  College:Environment 
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'Water in the streets': a glimpse of the Northwest's watery future | KUOW
Across the Pacific Northwest, the sea's already at the doorstep of homes, businesses, infrastructure, and habitat — and the problem's only going to get worse as the sea continues to rise. Guillaume Mauger, an expert at the UW's Climate Impacts Group, is quoted.
Mauger.Guillaume  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  Climate.Change  College:Environment  Climate.Impacts.Group 
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Rattlesnake Ridge ‘a different beast’ when it comes to Washington landslides, professor says | Q13 FOX News
A major landslide feared at Rattlesnake Ridge near Yakima is a “different beast” than most landslides we see in Washington, according to state geologists. David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Montgomery.David  !UWitM  2018  natl  Q13  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  landslides 
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Letter to the editor | When CEOs cheer weaker regulations | The New York Times
William Kessler, professor of oceanography at the UW, responds to a New York Times article from Jan. 2. "It is the job of government to weigh all factors and write rules that do not overly constrain business plans, but whose primary motivation is to consider the consequences to society as a whole," he writes.
opinion.analysis  !UWitM  2018  Kessler.William  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  New.York.Times  natl 
7 days ago by uwnews
How phosphorus helped oxygenate Earth's atmosphere | Space
Life in Earth's oceans may have had a slow start because phosphorus — a key nutrient of life — was not recycled through the biosphere fast enough. The finding, by scientists at the University of Washington and the University of St Andrews, UK, could explain why it took so long for Earth's atmosphere to become oxygenated.
Space  !UWitM  2018  natl  Kipp.Michael  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment 
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Best and worst case scenarios for the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide | KUOW
Bill Radke talks to David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the University of Washington, about the crack in Rattlesnake Ridge and what geologist and state officials are looking for as they monitor the slow moving slide.
KUOW  regl  2018  !UWitM  Montgomery.David  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
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County road may be relocated due to climate change predictions | The Journal of the San Juan Islands
Changes in sea level rise are causing San Juan County staff, like many coastal municipalities, to re-examine how to ensure the sustainability of public roads. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  regl  Journal.San.Juans  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  Climate.Change 
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Letter to the editor | Kudos for sea level reporting | Islands' Sounder
Gregory Hancock, an Islands' Sounder reader, gives kudos for a recent article detailing the risk of sea level rise to communities in the San Juan Islands. Hancock references a 2013 study from the UW.
College:Environment  Islands.Sounder  !UWitM  2018  regl  Climate.Change 
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Old fish few and far between under fishing pressure | UW News
September 14, 2017 A new study by University of Washington scientists has found that, for dozens of fish populations around the globe, old fish are greatly depleted — mainly because of fishing pressure. The paper, published online Sept. 14 in Current Biology, is the first to report that old fish are missing in many populations around the world.
!UWToday  !NInfo  !release  2017  Essington.Tim  Branch.Trevor  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  College:Environment  Mass.Cliff 
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'Unusually sunny midwinter' yielding to more typical clouds and rain | KNKX
Rain and cloudy skies have returned to much of the Puget Sound region. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2018  regl  KNKX  weather  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
10 days ago by uwnews
Dozens evacuate in Washington state, fearing landslide | NPR
The first to notice the growing crack in Rattlesnake Ridge, located near Yakima, was a local pilot, back in October. Since then, geologists have been monitoring the area in Washington state, and report that 4 million cubic yards of land have moved in just a couple of months — faster than was expected. David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Montgomery.David  landslides  !UWitM  2018  NPR  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  natl 
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Most of Greenland melted in the recent past, study finds | Gizmodo
The Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise global sea levels 24 feet should it all melt. And a massive melt-out is exactly what seems to have happened about a million years ago. Eric Steig, a climate scientist at the UW, is quoted.
Steig.Eric  College:Environment  Climate.Change  Gizmodo  !UWitM  2018  natl  Greenland  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
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Some residents below slow-moving landslide near Yakima won’t evacuate as crack widens, officials say | The Seattle Times
They’re staying put. That’s the challenge the Yakima Valley Office of Emergency Management is facing while trying to persuade people who live below Rattlesnake Ridge — where a 250-foot-deep crack in the hillside has continued to grow — to evacuate. Steve Malone, professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Malone.Steve  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  regl 
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Icebergs can be green, black, striped, even rainbow | Scientific American
Seawater, algae and lack of cracks can create iceberg colors other than white. Stephen Warren, professor emeritus of atmospheric sciences and of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Warren.Stephen  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  !UWitM  2018  natl  Scientific.American 
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Attention backcountry skiers: Scientists want your help | The Washington Post
America’s space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick. Anthony Arendt, a research scientist with the UW's Polar Science Center, is mentioned. (This AP story appeared in several outlets)
Arendt.Anthony  AP  Washington.Post  Polar.science  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Environment  eScience.Institute  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
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Robots dive below Antarctica ice sheet to collect climate change data | Oceans Deeply
Scientists know little about how the West Antarctica Ice Sheet is melting from below, but a mission to deploy autonomous vehicles in the ocean underneath the glacier could provide crucial answers. Craig Lee and Knut Christianson, both of the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, are quoted.
Christianson.Knut  Lee.Craig  !UWitM  2018  natl  Oceans.Deeply  College:Environment  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  Antarctica 
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Did air pollution cause a deadly Chinese landslide? | Science
Air pollution in China has led to higher rates of asthma, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, and—according to The Lancet—it contributed to 1.1 million premature deaths in 2015 alone. Alison Duvall, assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Duvall.Alison  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  Science.Mag  !UWitM  2018  natl 
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Huge ridge cracks near Yakima prompts evacuation warning | KING 5
A potential landslide on Rattlesnake Ridge in Yakima County is threatening homes and Interstate 82 near Yakima. David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Montgomery.David  !UWitM  2018  KING  regl  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences 
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Mount St. Helens had four times as many earthquakes than usual last month | Quartz
Something wacky seems to be happening underneath Mount St. Helens. Early today (Jan. 3), at least 17 earthquakes hit near the active volcano, in rapid succession between 12:30 a.m. and 6:28 a.m. Last month, UW seismologists logged more than 80 quakes, a huge increase over the average 17 per month.
Quartz  earthquakes  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  PNSN  natl 
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This is how the deepest living fish survives in pressures akin to an elephant standing on your thumb | International Business Times
How does the deepest-living fish in the ocean survive 8km below the surface in pressures equivalent to an elephant standing on your thumb? It uses its body filled with watery goo, according to Mackenzie Gerringer, a deep-sea ecologist from the University of Washington.
Gerringer.Mackenzie  !UWitM  2018  natl  College:Environment  Friday.Harbor.Labs  International.Business.Times 
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Opinion | Information-based regulation and the search for Amazon's second headquarters | The Regulatory Review
"Where should Amazon go (for HQ2)? Analysts and news organizations ranging from Moody’s Analytics to the Wall Street Journal have jumped in to offer advice for Amazon on this subject," write UW professors Nives Dolšak (marine and environmental affairs) and Aseem Prakash (Center for Environmental Politics)
Regulatory.Review  Prakash.Aseem  !UWitM  2018  Center.Environmental.Politics  Dolsak.Nives  natl  College:Environment  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  opinion.analysis 
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What’s with all the cawing? UW team eavesdrops on crows | The Seattle Times
UW researchers want to understand the cacophony that erupts when 16,000 of the birds congregate at night before roosting in a Bothell wetland. UW Bothell's Douglas Wacker and Shima Abadi and the UW's John Marzluff are all quoted.
UW:Bothell  !UWitM  2018  Seattle.Times  crows  Wacker.Douglas  Abadi.Shima  Marzluff.John  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  regl 
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'Like a minefield': Crows are back in downtown Portland | KOIN 6
“It’s kind of like walking through a minefield, and you’re really afraid to look up at it.” This quote from Portlander Dalya Leighty, without context, is enough to make your mind wander: who could be responsible for this type of fear? Recently, in downtown Portland, it’s the crows that have returned who claim responsibility. Kaeli Swift, a doctoral candidate in environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Swift.Kaeli  !UWitM  2018  KOIN  crows  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  regl 
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Robo drones to study underneath Antarctic ice shelf | Reuters
Scientists worried about the impact on sea levels of melting Antarctic ice shelves are preparing to release a small fleet of robotic instruments to study conditions under the ice. The seagliders were developed at the UW. [This Reuters video appeared in several outlets]
Reuters  Yahoo.News  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  Antarctica  sea.ice  natl  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
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Robot fish shows how the deepest vertebrate in the sea takes the pressure | Science News
It’s like having “an elephant stand on your thumb." That’s how deep-sea physiologist and UW ecologist Mackenzie Gerringer describes the pressure squeezing down on the deepest known living fish, some 8 kilometers down.
Friday.Harbor.Labs  Gerringer.Mackenzie  !UWitM  2018  Science.News  natl  College:Environment 
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2017 Lookback: Earthquake swarm could still be rumbling | Kitsap Sun
A swarm of earthquakes that began rumbling beneath Bremerton last spring may not be finished yet, scientists say. Research by Renate Hartog, a seismologist in the UW Department of Earth and space Sciences, is mentioned.
Kitsap.Sun  !UWitM  2018  regl  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  Hartog.Renate 
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Top stories of 2017: Amazon HQ2, Trump, supersonic airplanes, and other popular reads | GeekWire
Geekwire's most-read stories of 2017 include the University of Washington's role in discovering the deepest fish in the sea, the Mariana snailfish.
regl  !UWitM  2018  GeekWire  Friday.Harbor.Labs  College:Environment 
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EPA's Pruitt: Bring back 'true environmentalism' | TheHill
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump has been on a quest to redefine the mission of the agency and, in the process, redefine what it means to be a guardian of the environment. Aseem Prakash, director of the UW Center for Environmental Politics, is quoted.
The.Hill  !UWitM  2018  Center.Environmental.Politics  Prakash.Aseem  College:Environment  natl 
15 days ago by uwnews
Frozen assets: Inside the spy war for control of the Arctic | Foreign Policy
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the Arctic holds a staggering 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and 30 percent of its natural gas. These resources have been trapped for eons under a dome of ice and snow. But now, with the Arctic warming faster than anywhere else on the planet, that dome is getting smaller and smaller. Research from the UW Polar Science Center is cited.
Polar.science  !UWitM  2018  natl  Foreign.Policy.Magazine  College:Environment 
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The human feet that routinely wash ashore in the Pacific Northwest, explained | Vox
The 13th human foot in a decade washed up on the shores of British Columbia, Canada, in December. Parker MacCready, an oceanography professor at the UW, is quoted.
MacCready.Parker  !UWitM  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  VOX  natl  2018 
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Winter’s temperature inversions often cause stagnant air, fog and black ice | KNKX
If you’ve ever hiked to the top of a mountain and found yourself shedding layers of clothing because of increasing warmth, you’ve experienced a temperature inversion. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mass.Cliff  regl  !UWitM  2017  KNKX  weather  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
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Mass: Sea level rise is not from climate change, so far | KIRO
Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is featured in this article about his views on sea level rise and it's lack of connection — so far — to climate change.
Climate.Change  !UWitM  2017  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  KIRO  regl 
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This year, I spent a lot of time thinking about corvids | Grist
Jesse Nichols of Grist writes about his slight obsession of identifying corvids. Kaeli Swift, a doctoral candidate in environmental and forest sciences at the UW, is mentioned.
Swift.Kaeli  !UWitM  2017  Grist  regl  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
20 days ago by uwnews
Smoke from California wildfires makes its way to Seattle | KOMO Radio
Skies above Seattle were a bit hazy last night. University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor Cliff Mass points out it seems even smoke two states away can find its way to our region.
KOMO  radio  !UWitM  2017  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  weather  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl 
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Studying snowpack | KIRO 7
NASA is enlisting the help of backcountry skiers and snowmobilers and the UW to study snowpack.
KIRO  video  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  regl 
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Sea-level rise estimates could affect local real estate | The Journal of the San Juan Islands
If scientists’ predictions are correct, hundreds of San Juan County’s most coveted waterfront properties may be damaged or unlivable within a century. Ian Miller, a scientist with the UW-based Washington Sea Grant, is quoted. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is also quoted.
Journal.San.Juans  Miller.Ian  Washington.Sea.Grant  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  Mass.Cliff  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  regl 
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Why Western Washington snow quality is so bad, so much of the time | KNKX
Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is interviewed about Western Washington's poor quality snow. (This article appeared online before Monday)
KNKX  weather  Mass.Cliff  !UWitM  2017  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
23 days ago by uwnews
Bird brain: Watch as birds solve puzzles and challenge our basic notions of intelligence | NOVA
Call somebody a “bird brain,” and you’re not delivering them a compliment. But as NOVA shows, birds turn out to have advanced problem-solving skills that we usually assume are unique to humans. UW professor of environmental and forest sciences John Marzluff and his research team are featured. Their segment starts at 45:45.
NOVA  PBS  !UWitM  2017  Marzluff.John  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  College:Environment  crows 
27 days ago by uwnews
The 10 best science hashtags of 2017
For peeking into the daily life of working scientists, there's nothing like Twitter. In 2017, the science community on Twitter raised its profile with a steady stream of hashtags, many of which broke into the mainstream. A hashtag created by UW professor Adam Summers, based at Friday Harbor Labs, is featured.
Summers.Adam  Live.Science  College:Environment  Friday.Harbor.Labs  !UWitM  2017 
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Armored 'pinecone' fish's insides revealed in spooky scan | Live Science
From the outside, the pinecone fish is a colorful yet fearsome beast. On the inside, it's downright spooky. A new scan of a fish of the genus Cleidopus, posted on Twitter by UW Friday Harbor Labs postdoctoral researcher Matthew Kolmann, looks like the re-creation of a monster from a sci-fi horror flick. Adam Summers, a professor at Friday Harbor Labs, is mentioned.
Summers.Adam  !UWitM  2017  Friday.Harbor.Labs  College:Environment  Live.Science 
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UW’s robotic fleet will probe under Antarctic ice shelves for clues to future sea-level rise | The Seattle Times
Later this month, a University of Washington researcher will heave a half-million dollars’ worth of robotic sensors into the frigid waters off Antarctica. Oceanographer Craig Lee of the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory, and UW glaciologist Knut Christianson are quoted.
Applied.Physics.Laboratory  School:Oceanography  !UWitM  2017  Seattle.Times  College:Environment  Christianson.Knut  Antarctica 
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Fishery managers seek to gut Pacific marine monuments | National Geographic
A Hawaii-based fishing council has lobbied for years to block or scale back marine monuments. It may soon get its wish. Ray Hilborn, a UW professor of aquatic and fishery sciences, is quoted.
Hilborn.Ray  !UWitM  2017  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  College:Environment  National.Geographic 
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Small earthquake shakes Oregon | KATU
A 4.0 earthquake shook Oregon Wednesday. Data from the UW is referenced.
KATU  !UWitM  2017  video  earthquakes  College:Environment  PNSN 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Ocean trash: What you need to know | Earth Fix
Every year, millions of tons of trash find their way down storm drains and rivers to the ocean. Here’s what you need to know about the trash that’s piling up on Pacific Northwest beaches and around the world’s oceans. John Mickett, an oceanographer at the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, is featured in the supplemental video.
Applied.Physics.Laboratory  !UWitM  2017  Mickett.John  School:Oceanography  College:Environment  KCTS 
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Can these seabirds adapt fast enough to survive a melting Arctic? | Audubon
On a remote Alaskan sandbar, under the watchful eye of a devoted scientist, climate change is forcing a colony of seabirds into a real-time race: Evolve or go extinct. Julia Parrish, a University of Washington ecologist, is quoted.
Parrish.Julia  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  School:Aquatic&FisheriesSciences  Audubon 
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What is the meaning of ‘caw’? Researchers aim to decipher the secret language of crows | National Post
A group of researchers at UW Bothell have decided to eavesdrop on the nearly 16 thousand crows that reside at the university, in an attempt to understand their secret communication. Douglas Wacker, assistant professor of biology at the UW, is quoted. John Marzluff, a crow researcher on a different team at the UW, is also quoted.
Marzluff.John  !UWitM  2017  National.Post  crows  College:Environment  UW:Bothell 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Atlanta sinks on Huffington Post's Amazon HQ2 climate change 'vulnerability' list | Atlanta Business Chronicle
If Atlanta lands Amazon's second headquarters, it's likely because the tech giant didn't take climate change into account. Work by UW professors Nives Dolšak, marine and environmental affairs, and Aseem Prakash, Center for Environmental Politics, is referenced.
Dolsak.Nives  Prakash.Aseem  Atlanta.Business.Journal  !UWitM  2017  amazon  College:Environment  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  Center.Environmental.Politics 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Most severe global warming predictions likely the most accurate | Tech Times
Climate models that predict a greater increase in global warming are likely to be more accurate than other current models, a new study finds. A previous study by UW researchers is referenced.
College:Environment  Climate.Change  !UWitM  2017  Tech.Times 
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The US flirts with geoengineering to stymie climate change | WIRED
The thing about humans is, for all our faults, we’re actually pretty good at fixing things we know we’ve screwed up. Lead in gasoline? Bad idea — let’s ban lead in gasoline. Running out of oil to make gasoline? Let’s switch to electric vehicles. Kelly Wanser, principal director of the Marine Cloud Brightening Project at the UW, is quoted.
JISAO  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  WIRED  Wanser.Kelly 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Climate change, oceans focus of Fort Worden lecture | Peninsula Daily News
Effects of low oxygen in the oceans will be explored in the next installment of the Port Townsend Marine Life Center’s lecture series, The Future of Oceans, on Sunday. Curtis Deutsch, a University of Washington associate professor of oceanography, will be featured.
Deutsch.Curtis  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment  School:Oceanography  Peninsula.Daily.News 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Scientists need your help rescuing 100-year-old weather records | Smithsonian
A new citizen-science project needs volunteers to digitize decades of temperature, rain and barometric data from across western Europe. Another project, called Old Weather, led by Kevin Wood of the UW, is mentioned.
Smithsonian.Magazine  Wood.Kevin  !UWitM  2017  JISAO  College:Environment 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Stressed-out narwhals don't know whether to freeze or flee, scientists find | NPR
Narwhals — the unicorns of the sea — show a weird fear response after being entangled in nets. Scientists say this unusual reaction to human-induced stress might restrict blood flow to the brain and leave the whales addled. Kristin Laidre, a research scientist at the Polar Science Center at the UW, is quoted.
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Laidre.Kristin  Polar.science  Applied.Physics.Laboratory  College:Environment 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Interior department’s Climate Science Centers persevere | High Country News
Will Badlands National Park have enough forage in the future for its bison herds? This question, and many more, are being addressed at eight regional Climate Science Centers created during the Obama administration. Amy Snover, academic director of the Northwest Climate Science Center based at the UW, is quoted.
Snover.Amy  Northwest.Climate.Science.Center  !UWitM  2017  High.Country.News  College:Environment 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Forum explores environmental, business impacts of Eagle Creek Fire | Hood River News
More than 200 people turned out for a forum reflecting on forest ecology in the wake of the Eagle Creek fire. Jerry Franklin, a professor at University of Washington, delivered the keynote at the event.
Franklin.Jerry  College:Environment  !UWitM  2017  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  Hood.River.News 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Saving our soil (part 2) | NPR
NPR talks with experts — including UW Earth and space sciences professor David Montgomery — about improving the nation's soil. [This is Part 2 of the program]
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Montgomery.David  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  radio 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Saving our soil (part 1) | NPR
NPR talks with experts — including UW Earth and space sciences professor David Montgomery — about improving the nation's soil. [This is Part 1 of the program]
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Montgomery.David  College:Environment  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  radio 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Ask the master gardener: Global climate change effects on the Pacific NW | goskagit.com
Let’s look at the impact of global climate change on the Pacific Northwest and the Puget Sound area. The EPA and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group at the College of the Environment have each contributed to our understanding of how the Pacific Northwest will be affected in the future even though current effects are significantly less than elsewhere. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Skagit.Valley.Herald  !UWitM  2017  Mass.Cliff  Climate.Impacts.Group  Climate.Change  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
4 ways the Republican tax plan could harm the planet | Grist
On Friday, Senate leaders announced they had the votes to pass the tax bill. LuAnne Thompson, a professor of oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
Thompson.LuAnne  Grist  !UWitM  2017  politics  College:Environment  School:Oceanography 
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New fish species discovered 26,000 feet below surface | KING 5
University of Washington researchers have helped discover a new species of fish, which live almost as deep as Mount Everest is high. postdoctoral researcher MacKenzie Gerringer at the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories, is interviewed.
KING  !UWitM  2017  Friday.Harbor.Labs  Gerringer.Mackenzie  College:Environment  Summers.Adam 
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Groundwater on Mars? Salty Antarctic pond could reveal clues | Space.com
A shallow, briny pond located in the most Mars-like region on Earth is probably being fed by groundwater seeping up, rather than moisture seeping down from the atmosphere, providing clues as to what stores of liquid water, if they exist, might look like on Mars. Jonathan Toner, a geochemist at the UW, is quoted.
Space  Toner.Jonathan  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  !UWitM  2017 
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Opinion | Amazon HQ2 in the time of climate change | HuffPost
After the United States announced they are withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, many commentators expressed the hope that firms will be able to make up for the policy slack. One such firm is Amazon that touts its environmental credentials," write UW professors Nives Dolšak (marine and environmental affairs) and Aseem Prakash (Center for Environmental Politics).
Prakash.Aseem  Dolsak.Nives  !UWitM  2017  Huffington.Post  amazon  Center.Environmental.Politics  School:Marine&Environmental.Affairs  College:Environment  opinion.analysis 
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Now, that's deep! Mariana Trench fish lives 5 miles down | Live Science
Researchers at the UW have discovered a new species of fish, the deepest-living fish on record. Mackenzie Gerringer, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories, is quoted.
Live.Science  !UWitM  2017  Gerringer.Mackenzie  Friday.Harbor.Labs  College:Environment  Summers.Adam 
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Meet the record-breaking fish that lives 26,000 feet under the sea | Smithsonian
It’s official: the Earth now has a new deepest fish. Mackenzie Gerringer, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington's Friday Harbor Laboratories, is quoted.
Smithsonian.Magazine  Friday.Harbor.Labs  Gerringer.Mackenzie  Summers.Adam  Department:Biology  College:Environment  !UWitM  2017 
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Environmental recovery from the Eagle Creek Fire | KOMO Radio
KOMO Radio interviews Jerry Franklin, UW professor of environmental and forest sciences, about the Columbia River Gorge's Eagle Creek Fire that happened this summer.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2017  Franklin.Jerry  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Seattle was darker this week than during the solar eclipse | seattlepi.com
Tuesday was the darkest day in Seattle since Dec. 12, 2015, according to University of Washington atmospheric scientist Mark Albright.
seattlepi.com  !UWitM  2017  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment  Albright.Mark 
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Shipping routes have more lightning | KOMO Radio
A new University of Washington study shows ship exhaust along popular shipping routes actually increases lightning strikes. Robert Holzworth, UW professor of Earth and space sciences, and Joel Thornton, UW professor of atmospheric sciences, are interviewed.
KOMO  radio  !UWitM  2017  Thornton.Joel  Holzworth.Robert  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  College:Environment 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Darkest day on campus | KOMO Radio
According to UW experts who measure solar radiation, Tuesday was the darkest day on campus in nearly two years.
radio  KOMO  !UWitM  2017  College:Environment 
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Contentious choice for forecasting agency | KNOW (NPR)
Climate science is not the only science that starting political arguments. Weather forecasting has also been the center of debate. President Trump chose a businessman, the CEO of Accuweather, to lead the government agency in charge of forecasting. Cliff Mass, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, is interviewed.
NPR  !UWitM  2017  Mass.Cliff  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences  radio 
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Cliff Mass on preventing wildfires | KIRO 7
UW atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass says the wildfires in California could have possibly been prevented by shutting off power during strong windstorms.
KIRO  wawx  weather  Mass.Cliff  video  College:Environment  Department:Atmospheric.Sciences 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Wave Broadband partners with UW to boost ocean observatory’s connections | GeekWire
Wave Broadband is coming out in the open about its partnership with the University of Washington to provide broadband connectivity for the Regional Cabled Array, an undersea observatory that’s part of the federally backed Ocean Observatories Initiative. Deborah Kelley, professor of oceanography at the UW, is quoted.
School:Oceanography  College:Environment  GeekWire  Kelley.Deborah  !UWitM  2017 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Toxic algae, low meat delay Dungeness crab season | KING 5
Dungeness crab season for the entire West Coast from Northern California to Canada will start two weeks late, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Friday. Ryan McCabe, a research scientist at the UW's Joint Institute for the Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, is quoted.
JISAO  McCabe.Ryan  !UWitM  2017  KING  College:Environment 
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