UW To Expand Tidal Power Research

May 24, 2007

Renewable energy sources are a hot topic right now as the finite supply of fossil fuels rapidly dwindles. The scientific community is turning to alternate sources of energy, including wind, solar and now, possibly tidal energy.

The UW has signed an agreement with the Snohomish County Public Utilities District (PUD) to study tidal currents in Puget Sound, investigating sites where underwater turbines might use these currents to generate power.

Lawsuit Aims For Better Emission Control

June 1, 2006

A deadlock over the issue of global warming has drawn the city of Seattle, 14 leading climate scientists and several groups of Native Alaskans to file a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Two of the plaintiffs, John M. Wallace and David Battisti, are UW atmospheric scientists.

The lawsuit aims to make the U.S. Supreme Court obligate the EPA to regulate automobile emissions and recognize how they contribute to global warming.

Food For Thought

January 13, 2004

When you settle in for dinner after a long day of classes, usually the last thing on your mind is the origin of your food. It should probably be one of the first things you consider.

While the recent report on toxin levels in farmed salmon may not provide conclusive information about the actual risks to human health, its findings contribute to a worldwide trend. Many of the foods we love to eat are in trouble -- and ironically, we are the ones endangering them.