Dec 12, 2016 / Weather & Climate

Mountain glaciers are showing some of the strongest responses to climate change

A new study analyzing 37 glaciers around the world shows that because of their decades-long response times, glaciers are among the purest signals of human-driven climate change.
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Nov 16, 2016 / Weather & Climate

UW Program on Climate Change Director LuAnne Thompson on being a climate scientist

The College of the Environment’s LuAnne Thompson, a faculty member in the School of Oceanography and the director of the Program on Climate Change, has dedicated her career to researching the ocean’s role in climate variability. Having recently returned from France, where she delved into the specifics of measuring an interpreting sea levels from radar altimetry with her academic peers, Thompson reflects on her feelings about the state of climate science and her hopes for the future of climate science outreach and education. 
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Nov 13, 2016 / Weather & Climate

UW Environment scientists discuss what the current political climate will mean for climate education

Sarah E. Myhre, a postdoctoral scholar with the Future of Ice Initiative and the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington, and Marisa J. Borreggine, an undergraduate in the UW School of Oceanography, discuss what the election of President-elect Donald Trump will mean for their professions, their futures and our planet. Here’s a snippet of their conversation via Medium.com. Follow the link for more. 
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Nov 1, 2016 / Geology

New study looks at what lies below Mount St. Helens

The reason for the location of Mount St. Helens is an enigma. The volcano lies farther west than other peaks in the Cascades volcanic arc. Research published this week may begin to explain why.
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Aug 28, 2016 / Weather & Climate

Interactive map shows where animals will move under climate change

Scientists predict that as Earth warms and climate patterns morph in response, animals will be forced to move to survive. That usually means hightailing it to higher latitudes as equatorial areas become too hot and dry.
The University of Washington and The Nature Conservancy have created an animated map showing where mammals, birds and amphibians are projected to move in the Western Hemisphere in response to climate change. 
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Jul 17, 2016 / Geology

Joseph Wartman, David Montgomery honored for Oso landslide report

Two University of Washington professors are among researchers honored this week by the Geological Society of America for their study of the March 2014 landslide in Oso, Washington.
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Jun 28, 2016 / Geology

UW geologist wins early-career award from American Geophysical Union

Assistant Professor Alison Duvall has received the American Geophysical Union’s early-career award for researchers in the Earth and space sciences!
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Jun 13, 2016 / Weather & Climate

Eastern U.S. needs ‘connectivity’ to help species escape climate change

For plants and animals fleeing the effects of climate change for a better shot at survival, the eastern United States will need to improve “climate connectivity.”
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Jun 13, 2016 / Geology

Arc volcano releases mix of material from Earth’s mantle and crust

New research from Earth and Space Sciences’ Fang-Zhen Teng shows that a common type of volcano isn’t just spewing molten rock from the mantle, but contains elements suggesting something more complicated is drawing material out of the Earth’s crust.
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Will more snow over Antarctica offset rising seas? Don’t count on it

A new study out of Earth and Space Sciences finds that warmer temperatures don’t necessarily equal more snowfall in Antarctica after all.
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