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UW and partners launch new project connecting sea to soil for climate resilience

New UW research center on children’s environmental health in farming communities launches

As King Tides loom, newly released stories of 2022 flooding in Seattle highlight need for climate response

New UW Center for Disaster Resilient Communities launches with support from UW Population Health Initiative

New UW Center for Environmental Health Equity to launch with a $12 million grant from the US EPA

Restricting antibiotics for livestock could limit spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in people

Heat-related mortality risk is widespread across Washington state, study shows

Frequently eating domoic acid–contaminated shellfish can impact your brain

UW study strengthens evidence of link between air pollution and child brain development

Studies show extent of strain to Washington’s food access and food production systems due to COVID-19

Deforestation, climate change linked to more worker deaths and unsafe conditions

UW joins USAID’s $125M project to detect emerging viruses with pandemic potential

UW study provides rare window into work life of app-based drivers during pandemic

Research, education hub on ‘coastal resiliency’ will focus on earthquakes, coastal erosion and climate change

Hotter weather is linked to increases in COPD exacerbations

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