Sustainable Communities

Published: April 04, 2019
Tuberculosis is pernicious. At first, a person infected with TB bacteria may think it’s a bad cold. Several weeks could go by before the patient goes to the doctor.

Published: March 19, 2019
Sea-level rise associated with climate change is already displacing some small indigenous communities, and many others are at risk around the world.

Published: March 14, 2019
The United Nations' most comprehensive report on the global environment since 2012 finds human activities are damaging the environment at a pace that is endangering the "ecological foundations of human society and natural systems."

Published: March 06, 2019
A UW research study looking at interactions between humans and monkeys in Nepal is focusing new attention on how potentially deadly strains of MRSA infection can be transmitted between them. The research highlights the health risks that can arise when humans and animals of all kinds—wild and domestic—come into close contact with each other.

Published: January 09, 2019
It was at the height of California’s worst drought on record that Esther Min saw for herself the power of data to help low-income families. “People’s water bills were skyrocketing, wells were drying up, families were driving miles away to buy bottled water,” said Min, who was working on a water-access study in the Salinas Valley in 2014.

Published: December 11, 2018
I recently found leftovers in my fridge that were close to a week old—right on the line between acceptable and sketchy. I performed the tried-and-true smell test, made a judgment and popped them in the microwave. 

Published: November 19, 2018
As Central Washington became choked with wildfire smoke last summer, Dr. Mark Larson grew so concerned about air quality measures in Kittitas County that he couldn’t sleep for 10 days.

Published: November 14, 2018
DEOHS researcher Dr. Nicole Errett discusses how communities can build back better after a disaster at a free public lecture on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 pm in room T-435 of the Magnuson Health Sciences Building at the UW.

Published: October 17, 2018
What exactly is environmental justice, and how can we advance it through the law in Washington and beyond?

Published: October 10, 2018
Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health watched 225 Seattle residents during their visits to public parks—through GPS devices, activity trackers and travel diaries—and found that they were active for longer at parks that had a greater variety of recreational facilities.