The University of Washington is a global leader in environmental science research, education and technology transfer. We discover and share knowledge for the sustainability of our planet.
UW researchers have found that tree cover actually causes snow to melt more quickly in warm, Mediterranean-type climates. Alternatively, open, clear gaps in the forests tend to keep snow on the ground longer.
As a public research institution in the heart of a globally connected metropolitan area, the UW is uniquely positioned to find solutions to the challenges posed by urbanization.
–Are bulkheads bad for Puget Sound?
The UW is in the forefront of research that will lead to the next generation of less-polluting, more efficient energy generation as well as technologies.
–Calculator estimates biomass potential – Capital Press
–Regulating electron ‘spin’ may be key to making organic solar cells competitive
UW researchers are examining the interplay between people and nature to learn more about how to live and work sustainably.
–Ivory crush in Denver to send message to poachers, traffickers
Monitor UW’s efforts using the “sustainability dashboard.” And check out the student-supported Campus Sustainability Fund.
–UW Athletics installs recycling stations– Puget Sound Business Journal
As environmentally responsible citizens, UW faculty, staff and students develop innovative ways to steward resources
–Floods didn’t provide nitrogen ‘fix’ for earliest crops in frigid north
–Mass Starfish Die-Off May Be Headed For Washington – KUOW Radio
UW researchers are authorities on the impact of global warming and development of new models that refine climate change predictions.
–More wildfires, earlier snowmelt, coastal threats top Northwest climate risks
–Redwood trees reveal history of West Coast rain, fog, ocean conditions