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Planet Protectors

With a devotion to caring for the Earth, five UW alumni are pursuing diverse career paths in preserving and improving the environment. EarthLab Advisory Council Member Jamie Stroble featured in UW alumni article.

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From Footnote to Headline: Climate Prioritization at All Levels in 2022

While attending a virtual year-end event hosted by Climate Solutions, Dr. Robert Bullard characterized 2021 as the year climate and justice went from “footnote to headline.”
Often described as the father of environmental justice, due to his 40+ years of leadership speaking out against environmental racism, Dr. Bullard was talking about the convergence of issues around climate adaptation and mitigation with social and racial justice, housing, transportation, food and water security, health, education and workforce development. 

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Water & the World As We Know It: In Conversation with Giulio Boccaletti

In his latest book, "Water: A Biography," Giulio Boccaletti shrewdly examines how irrigation structures have informed our social structures throughout the ages. Join Future Rivers and EarthLab for a virtual exploration of Boccaletti's work as we collectively try to enhance our relationship to, and fundamental reliance on, the most elemental substance on earth.

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ORISE Fellowship Opportunity with the NW CASC

The U.S. Geological Survey is currently accepting applications for an ORISE Fellowship with the NW CASC! This fellowship will focus on synthesizing research results from NW CASC-funded projects from 2017 through present and creating a series of “state of science” reports on topics identified in the NW CASC Science Agenda for 2018-2023. This is a one-year, full-time position based in Corvallis, Oregon, with a possibility of telework and a possible extension for two additional years. Master’s or doctoral degree required. Application deadline is January 31, 2022.

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Become a DDCSP @ UW Mentor This Summer

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program @UW is seeking mentors for the 2022 summer cohort! DDCSP@UW supports scholars in finding a conservation practice and career path that is right for them. They promote interdisciplinary, biocultural conservation of lands, waters and species that is responsive to the needs and values of all communities.

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Nature and Health researchers publish new paper on the beneficial impacts of nature exposure for Amazon employees; results suggest stress reduction benefits

In these winter times when staying indoors feels especially magnetic, it’s important to reflect on the myriad of benefits that nature exposure can provide for our physical, mental, and emotional well-being — especially as employees throughout the US and across industries continue to report elevated levels of work stress.

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