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  • City leaders and emergency responders across the country are trying to figure out how to keep people safe during more frequent and intense heat waves, and how to cool urban cores. Tania Busch Isaksen is quoted. In the News
    ClimateWire | August 24, 2016
  • EPA Grant to Help UW Develop Low-Cost Sensors for Wood Smoke in Rural WA News Release
    August 10, 2016
  • Heritage University and the University of Washington will partner on a project to combat wood smoke pollution. Catherine Karr leads the UW team. In the News
    Yakima Herald | August 10, 2016