With overfishing, habitat loss, pollution, the proliferation of dams, and now climate change, the salmon that are a crucial part of so many of the Pacific Northwest’s indigenous peoples’ cultures are in severe decline. Learn about the work of the Tribes to counteract a future with no fish; Alan Hamlet and the Climate Impacts Group are mentioned.
Also check out this video showing the retreat of the South Cascade Glacier in Washingon, a “water tower” providing summer habitat for salmon:
More than plants, edibles and bees, the UW student farm is meant to help educate the campus about global impacts of our food choices. The UW Farm brings together students from a variety of backgrounds to build a vibrant community on campus. And it’s expanding — check out this video to learn more!
Check out these cool videos, highlighting two Earth and Space Sciences courses, and created by ESS students. The videos were created to promote ESS courses, and do a great job of highlighting the exciting course offerings and fun associated projects.
Watch a video about ESS 205 – Access to Space — here, featuring balloon launch.
Watch a video about ESS 102 here, which includes rocket launch.
Check out this astounding time-lapse video, made of hundreds of photographs over the past 8 years, of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier as it rapidly loses its mass to the ocean. The world’s glaciers and ice caps — excluding those in Greenland and Antarctica — lost 148 gigatonnes per year between January 2003 and December 2010. Want to know more? Read more here.