Yee Man Liu collected plastic caps from recycle bins in Bothell neighborhoods, from her church friends, and from campus at the University of Washington-Bothell. The UW-Bothell sophomore used caps that couldn’t be recycled to create a piece of ocean-themed art for the city’s upcoming “Sustainamania” celebration. Read more about this on HerladNet.
This is the second post in a seven-part series titled Students of Sustainability: How Higher Education Can Teach the World To Be More Planet-Minded, presented in partnership with the University of Washington. Kicking off the series was UW President Michael Young–now its College of the Environment Dean Lisa Gaumlich’s turn. Read Dr. Graumlich’s article on the Huffington Post.
The cold weather this week will delay the blooming of cherry trees in the UW Quad this year, according to Sara Shores, University of Washington campus arborist. She estimates the trees will be in full bloom by the weekend of April 6. Read more about this and how to stay connected to this year’s blooms in UW Today.
Imagine having a daylong Thanksgiving feast every day for a month, then, only pauper’s rations the rest of the year. University of Washington researchers have discovered Dolly Varden, a kind of trout, eating just that way in Alaska’s Chignik Lake watershed. Read more about this research in UW Today.
Climate change will affect different regions of the country in different ways. In the Southwest it may get warmer and drier. In the Northwest, however, climate models predict it getting warmer and wetter. Read about this new study that was published in Nature Climate Change on KUOW – Climate Impact Group’s Eric Salathé is quoted.
As the Elwha continues to find is natural path and flush downstream the sediment trapped behind the dam’s concrete walls, scientists are noticing major changes. Read more about what they’re seeing in the Seattle Times.
There’s more sediment and more wood than expected coming out of the Elwha River as the Elwha dams are taken down — causing more than a few surprises. Read more about this in the Seattle Times.