University of Washington researchers have found that the population of California blue whales has likely risen to pre-whaling levels, the only population of blue whales to show such a recovery.
Researchers from the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory are part of a large-scale effort to closely monitor the summer sea-ice melting in the Arctic.
Sensors placed around ice in the Beaufort Sea will provide a wealth of data on the melting process, which will help discover how changing ocean conditions will affect the ice. The project, funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, includes scientists from several countries and institutions.
Researchers at the University of Washington and University of Arizona have found that background odors like pollution can keep moths from finding the scent of the flowers they need for food.
The University of Washington is one of four schools that will get small Innova Dash electric micro cars this summer to conduct sustainablity research.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet, is thinning. Scientists have been warning of its collapse, based on theories, but with few firm predictions or timelines.
Key crops eaten by a large portion of the world’s population have lower levels of zinc and iron when grown at the elevated carbon dioxide levels that scientists predict will occur by the middle of the century, according to a new study.
The rapid melting of Greenland glaciers is captured in the documentary “Chasing Ice.” The retreat of the ice edge from one year to the next sends more water into the sea.
Working in your office might not feel like a global experience, but everything around you – the wood of your desk or the piece of fruit you brought for lunch – likely came from far away.
A geographer and a biologist at the University of Washington have teamed up to examine the connections between consumers and goods that come from agriculture and forest production. They’ve created maps illustrating these connections and revealing how some regions of the world benefit more than others.
By hightailing it to nearby ponds and shallow waterways, frogs and salamanders have – until now – had a way to evade exotic trout introduced to the West’s high-mountain lakes for recreational fishing.
The Elwha River mouth and the salt water around it served as a classroom earlier this month as University of Washington students studied how millions of cubic yards of sediment are interacting with the surrounding environment.
Andrea Ogston, a University of Washington associate professor of oceanography specializing in marine geology, and Ian Miller, coastal hazards specialist with Washington Sea Grant, co-led the nine-student excursion.