The Bullitt Foundation’s new center—which opened April 22 in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood—marries the tenets of healthy building and green building, and in doing so, may transform market and architectural norms.
Molly Halverson is using the device to test the balance of truck drivers. Her project is part of a larger study to evaluate solutions to reduce whole-body vibration and determine whether whole-body vibration has any potential adverse effects on truck drivers' balance.
The crude homemade bombs known as improvised explosive devices or IEDs have maimed and killed thousands of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, and terrorists aren’t likely to stop building them. The best defense, the Army says, is to find the IEDs before they explode. That is where Professor Michael Yost comes in.
The director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) joined local researchers, government officials, and industry experts at a public forum on the health impacts of pollution in the Duwamish, Seattle’s working river.
In early May, Erik Olson, director of food programs at The Pew Charitable Trusts, and Paul Anastas, founder of the field of green chemistry, were in Seattle to talk at the Environmental Health Seminar, among other venues, and meet with department faculty, staff, and students.
In Vietnam, many communities make money by recycling lead from used car batteries. Recycling activities, once conducted primarily in homes, result in widespread lead contamination. As a result, many children in these communities have high levels of lead in their blood.