Sean Notes | Seattle University Conference: "Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons"

Attention UW students, faculty, and staff interested in environmental justice! This is one of the best conferences around on the topic and it takes place right here in Seattle, at Seattle University! Conference planners just announced their call for papers, due January 18th, 2016.

Poop-sniffing canines are saving endangered species

Chester takes in the view of the Pyrenees Mountains in Southwest Europe before venturing out to locate brown bear poop. Photo courtesy of the Conservation Canines program

From orcas to caterpillars, a few dogs at the University of Washington can find nearly any animal you'd want to find - by looking for what they've left behind.

UW students work to restore one of Seattle's remaining swamps

What was once a bustling sawmill in the late 1800s is now home to more than 100 species of birds, turtles, ducks, and even a beaver family.

I’m talking about Yesler Swamp, one of the few true swamps remaining in Seattle and a unique part of Washington’s vanishing urban forest. It’s hidden in a grove of trees just east of the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, remaining a fairly unknown public area to this day.