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To bring attention to effective alternatives, experts from the University of Washington, a state agency and a nonprofit formed a team to identify and promote safer cleaning methods, starting with food trucks. Read more about the EarthLab-funded project, Clean SHiFT (Safety & Health in Food Trucks).Read more
EarthLab and the Population Health Initiative have announced a new pilot research grant award to study how Tribal and non-Tribal communities in the Okanogan River Airshed Emphasis Area (ORAEA) receive and communicate information about smoke exposure.Read more
Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, faculty advisor for EarthLab member organization Future Rivers and assistant professor in the School of Marine & Environmental Affairs, is part of a team of academics that was recently awarded $5 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an interdisciplinary, multi-year project to advance anti-racist practices and pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).Read more
For the third year in a row, EarthLab has partnered with the UW Population Health Initiative to offer a pilot research grant of up to $50,000.Read more
“Voices Unbound: Enviro-Amplify” is a podcast created by EarthLab and UW Tacoma, and hosted by Robin Evans-Agnew associate professor in the school’s Nursing and Healthcare Leadership Program. The podcast has now published its second season.Read more
The EarthLab Innovation Grants is funding a study that will rely on drones to measure the effect of vegetation on ultrafine particles. Researchers hope the study will offer insight on the role of urban planning programs that use greenery to mitigate particulate air pollution.Read more
University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell was quoted in this story from Associated Press. Chris Schell is a recipient of an EarthLab Innovation Grant.Read more
Two EarthLab Innovation Grant principal investigators, Christopher Schell and Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, co-authored a new paper to show the scientific community that fundamental practices in science are based on systems that support white supremacy and perpetuate systemic racism. This article was originally published in UW News.Read more
We are pleased to share that one of our inaugural Innovation Grant projects was selected as a finalist for a "Science Breakthrough of the Year" award by the Falling Walls Conference, an annual world forum for leaders across sectors and disciplines to come together to discuss pressing global challenges and answer the question, "Which are the next walls to fall in science and society?"Read more
This article was originally published on the DEOHS blog.
New DEOHS study uses drones to test whether vegetation filters harmful aircraft pollution
Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York’s Central Park, once called trees the lungs of the city.
Trees and shrubs filter a variety of air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, ozone and particulate matter.
But could they also benefit communities near airports by absorbing harmful ultrafine particles from aircraft exhaust?