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UW and partners launch new project connecting sea to soil for climate resilience
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New UW research center on children’s environmental health in farming communities launches
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As King Tides loom, newly released stories of 2022 flooding in Seattle highlight need for climate response
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New UW Center for Disaster Resilient Communities launches with support from UW Population Health Initiative
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New UW Center for Environmental Health Equity to launch with a $12 million grant from the US EPA
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Restricting antibiotics for livestock could limit spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in people
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Heat-related mortality risk is widespread across Washington state, study shows
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Frequently eating domoic acid–contaminated shellfish can impact your brain
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UW study strengthens evidence of link between air pollution and child brain development
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Studies show extent of strain to Washington’s food access and food production systems due to COVID-19
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Deforestation, climate change linked to more worker deaths and unsafe conditions
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UW joins USAID’s $125M project to detect emerging viruses with pandemic potential
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UW study provides rare window into work life of app-based drivers during pandemic
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Research, education hub on ‘coastal resiliency’ will focus on earthquakes, coastal erosion and climate change
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Hotter weather is linked to increases in COPD exacerbations
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In the news

Here's why an Arizona medical examiner is working to track heat-related deaths
June 11, 2024 | NPR | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

No more lead in your eyeliner: New Washington state law bans toxic cosmetics
June 10, 2024 | KUOW | Featured: Diana Ceballos View

Lab experiment shows exactly how heat waves can put hearts into ‘oxygen debt’
June 10, 2024 | STAT News | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

New UW faculty get to know Spokane, and some of the ways UW students are helping promote better health in the region
June 7, 2024 | Spokesman-Review | Featured: Hilary Arnold Godwin View

More than 1.5 billion people have faced dangerous heat this year
June 7, 2024 | Washington Post | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

AP analysis finds 2023 set record for US heat deaths, killing in areas that used to handle the heat
May 31, 2024 | Associated Press | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Jetstar’s fumes show flying high is more toxic than you think
May 31, 2024 | Crikey | Featured: Clement Furlong View

Nature for all: Bridging health equity through the Initiative-funded Project Nature
May 30, 2024 | UW Population Health Initiative | Featured: Pooja Tandon View

Family-run Lynnwood asbestos company hit with one of the biggest fines L&I's doled out in years
May 28, 2024 | KING 5 | Featured: Diana Ceballos View

Parks have social superpowers. Let’s make more of them
May 17, 2024 | Seattle Times | Featured: Howard Frumkin View

Attack jets' 'rumbling' may be harming 74,000 people's health in Washington
May 16, 2024 | Newsweek | Featured: Edmund Y. W. Seto View

How to properly reheat leftover rice and prevent ‘fried rice syndrome’
May 15, 2024 | New York Post | Featured: Emily Hovis View

Do hot summer temperatures weaken the immune system?
May 15, 2024 | Scientific American | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Navy jet noise could mean long-term health impacts for Whidbey Island
May 15, 2024 | Seattle Times | Featured: Edmund Y. W. Seto View

WA agency fails to reinspect a third of ‘severe violator’ employers
May 14, 2024 | Crosscut | Featured: Martin A. Cohen View