News and Events
What is the scope and impact of corporate climate commitments? What are companies actually committed to doing? What do they mean for applied research opportunities at the University of Washington? This spring quarter, EarthLab brought on Josh Henretig as its first ever distinguished fellow to illuminate these commitments and start a conversation across campus to explore what they mean for UW research and engagement.Read more
Researchers at the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center at EarthLab have published a new report in ScienceDirect. Changing the narrative on fisheries subsidies reform: Enabling transitions to achieve SDG 14.6 and beyond provides evidence-based options for reform that highlight equity needs while reducing environmental harm.Read more
There is growing concern that changing climate conditions will amplify the negative impacts of non-native invasive species and facilitate their expansion. This study highlights how little we know about how climate change has or will affect aquatic and terrestrial species in the Northwest, especially at the fine geographic scales needed to manage them.Read more
EarthLab is a proud co-supporter of Climate Jam, a virtual event that brings game developers and creators together from around the world to take action and raise solutions.Read more
The Seattle Times published a story that features Nature and Health leaders Kathleen Wolf, research social scientist at the College of the Environment and Peter H. Kahn Jr., professor in the UW psychology department and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.Read more
EarthLab is a proud sponsor of this challenge that brings together interdisciplinary student teams to identify an environmental problem and develop a solution. Teams must design and build a prototype as well as create a business plan that highlights the market potential for their solution.Read more
EarthLab is closely monitoring the local outbreak of the novel coronavirus and are making every effort to address the changing needs of the community, wherever possible.Read more
We’re excited to announce a new research project that will be co-funded by UW EarthLab and UW Population Health. The aim of the proposed pilot project, “Environmental and human health impacts of a new invasive species in Madagascar,” is to provide the Malagasy government with the information it needs to appropriately manage the invasive marbled crayfish (Procambarus virginalis) in ways that minimize impacts on local biodiversity while maximizing benefits to public health.Read more
EarthLab and EarthGames are seeking an undergraduate or graduate student (hourly) to assist with planning and implementing the 2020 Games for Our Future (GFOF) game jam, to be held this April in Seattle and simultaneously with multiple cities internationally. GFOF and EarthGames build awareness and mobilize action on climate change, climate justice, and other environmental issues by catalyzing the creation of new, fun games that incorporate a diversity of research insights.Read more
Help shape the global sustainability transformation. Future Earth and the Belmont Forum are seeking a host or hosts for the next Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress 2021.
The Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI) is a new annual series of gatherings uniting global leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation.
The first Congress, SRI2020, will take place in Brisbane, Australia from June 14-17, 2020.Read more