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Sarah Carr, editor at The Skimmer, interviewed Ocean Nexus Director Yoshi Ota and Ocean Nexus Deputy Director Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor to learn about how social science is continuing to change and improve marine ecosystem conservation and management. This is the first excerpt.Read more
Dr. Amy Snover of the Climate Impacts Group was a key speaker at the Washington Commissioner’s Climate Summit. National insurance publication Insurance Journal covered the event.Read more
From our economy to our culture and health, our interactions with the ocean are a part of our daily lives in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is only fitting, then, that Memorial University is one of the research universities that is part of the Ocean Nexus Center.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
As multiple fires on the West Coast devastate towns and fill the air with toxic smoke, people are looking for answers. Multiple regional news outlets have relied on experts from the Climate Impacts Group to provide clarity into the current situation and hope for the future.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
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?
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