Decades of wild swings in crab populations – some natural, some human-caused – dramatize the myriad issues surrounding questions about sustainable fisheries and the ecosystems that support them.
To the casual observer, the new courtyard behind the modest, single-story Community Design Center (CDC) looks like nothing more than a patch of cement with plants around the edges.
Recipes that come boxed with fresh ingredients ready to cook? How about a monthlong incentive program inspiring a commitment to fresh local food? What would it take?
The class was Introduction to Interaction Design, Art 381, and the assignment Tad Hirsch gave his students was straightforward: Design a way to improve access to fresh local food on the UW campus.
Is the Prius not efficient enough for you? Are electric cars too limiting? How about an American-made hybrid that goes 45 to 50 miles on an electric charge, then switches to biodiesel and gets 100 miles to the gallon?
This month, McKinstry Executive Vice President David Allen sat down with University of Washington students to deliver the message that green jobs are real and abundant, and available in surprising places.
Proposals to remove the carbon dioxide caused by burning fossil fuel from the atmosphere include letting commercially managed forests grow longer between harvests or not cutting them at all.
At first glance, the new courtyard behind the Community Design Center looks like a simple square with benches. Note, however, the rain garden on the perimeter.
Finished recently, the courtyard includes five interconnected plant beds fed from pipes that collect water from the roof of the center.
Rain gardens make sense because they capture, cleanse and slow storm water entering the drainage system, said UW landscape architect Kristine Kenney.
Students at the University of Washington have teamed up on a startup that promises to turn slash piles of forest refuse into biochar, a crumbly charcoal-like product for farmers that helps their soil hold water and nutrients. Biochar is not technically a fertilizer, but often improves yield for farmers.
We've scratched the surface of Sierra magazine's Cool Schools list on Treehugger before, but this time I've decided to dig into one of the schools so we can learn more about what makes it so green.
The University of Washington (UW) topped the list this year, and Aubrey Batchelor, Program Coordinator in UW's Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability office, said green programs and projects are commonplace at UW.
Join former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland as she speaks about sustainable development, increasing environmental awareness and good health as a basic human right in Our Common Future: Sustainable Development in a Deteriorating World.