UW computer science doctoral student Justin Bare recently partnered with local nonprofit Carbon Washinton to create an online tool to give Washington residents the ability to calculate how a state carbon tax swap proposed by the Carbon Washington might impact them financially. The Carbon Tax Swap Caclulator is a neutral, unbiased tool that gives users access to unique information and sheds light on how the tax swap proposal might impact them personally.
UW Research Associate Colleen Burge is quoted in a November 2014 Seattle Times article on the connection between climate change and ocean disease outbreaks in sea life. In the article As climate warms, more outbreaks of disease for sea life, journalist Craig Welch explores how rising sea temperatures may affect disease susceptibility and transmission in sea life ranging from dolphins and sea stars to coral, eelgrass, and seals.
A new book by John Marzluff, UW Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences is promising to get lots of people chirping. Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife tells the story of the rich divesity of birds and other wildlife in our own back yards and how we can be better neighbors to them. A great read for the fall.
UW News & Information recently reported on a new NOAA online tool, the IOOS (Integrated Ocean Observing System) Pacific Region Ocean Acidification Data Portal, that helps researchers and the fishing industry track ocean acidification in local waters and the open ocean.
On Thursday, November 20, 2014 Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies at Marquette University presented an engaging and provocative lecture at UW Bothell (UWB) titled "What are the Stakes of What Diversity Means? Capitalism, Collective Existence, the University, and Beyond".
Blogger Jeffrey Marlow of WIRED's The Extremo Files recently spoke with Howard Frumkin, Dean of the UW School of Public Health and member of the UW Environmental Stewardship Committee on the intersection of climate change and public health. The result...a fascinating article that may surprise many regarding what lies ahead for us in what Dean Frumking calls "the biggest health challenge in the coming century." Find the full article here.
Marcelo Bonta, Executive Director of Center for Diversity & the Environment, was one of several keynote speakers at the 2014 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) conference in Portland, Oregon.
Judy Bluehorse Skelton (Nez Perce/Cherokee), Senior Instructor at Portland State University (PSU), recenlty presented at the 2014 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in Portland, Oregon on the topic of "Indigenous Practices for Sustainability". Below are quotes from Bluehorse Skelton live-tweeted during the event:
Seattle Times higher education reporter Katherine Long recenty covered an innovative project at UW aimed at diversifying the conservation workforce. Housed in the College of the Environment and directed by Dr. Sean Watts, the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program is a conservation immersion program that aims to broaden participation within conservation and diversify what it means to be a conservation professional.