An outreach center in Florida has turned the dirt around its buildings into a flourishing garden. According to research by SEFS’ Kathleen Wolf, green spaces in urban areas can promote a sense of community and self-esteem, increase coping and learning capacity, and help reduce ailments such as high blood pressure and diabetes. The gardeners in this Florida plot seem to agree. Read more here.
This weekend’s Seattle Times featured an op-ed by Howard Frumkin, Dean of the School of Public Health. Frumkin explores the links between environmental hazards, human health, and global warming, and what we can do to quell the rising tolls on properties, economies, and lives. Read up.
The Seattle Seahawks win more home games than they lose. This we know… but when it’s raining or snowing, they perform even better. JISAO‘s Nick Bond crunched the numbers; read more here!
Researchers from the Carsey Institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries sought to understand how residents of the Puget Sound region of Washington view social and environmental change in the area and engage stakeholders in a discussion of restoration options. Read about their findings and what’s important to citizens.
On a forested area some eight miles west of Monroe in Benton County, at the site of a proposed Bureau of Land Management timber sale, the professors — Norm Johnson of Oregon State University and Jerry Franklin of SEFS — are trying to show how their approach might help ease the gridlock that has paralyzed our federal forests for decades. Read this editorial on how their approach may revive logging, and forests.
A proposed timber sale in Oregon’s Benton county may provide a wet-climate test of ecological forestry, developed by SEFS‘ Jerry Franklin and Oregon State University’s Norm Johnson. Read more about this project here.
How are choosing to study the environment and choosing to serve in the military compatible? Does military service change a student’s perspective? Does it change how others see her/him? Can the reality of a military experience enhance, or impede, learning? Should instructors engage the soldiers among their students? Join us on November 13th as we hear from 4 student soldiers about their experience in – and out – of the classroom.
- Aaron Anderson, Senior, Oceanography, Navy
- Leanna Cox, Senior, Oceanography, Navy
- Kevin Dillon, Graduate Student, Environmental and Forest Sciences, Army
- Nadine Harrison, Senior, Oceanography, NROTC