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News releases

New UW Center for Environmental Health Equity to launch with a $12 million grant from the US EPA
April 13, 2023 |View

Restricting antibiotics for livestock could limit spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in people
February 21, 2023 |View

Heat-related mortality risk is widespread across Washington state, study shows
September 26, 2022 |View

Frequently eating domoic acid–contaminated shellfish can impact your brain
September 13, 2022 |View

UW study strengthens evidence of link between air pollution and child brain development
July 14, 2022 |View

Studies show extent of strain to Washington’s food access and food production systems due to COVID-19
December 14, 2021 |View

Deforestation, climate change linked to more worker deaths and unsafe conditions
November 11, 2021 |View

UW joins USAID’s $125M project to detect emerging viruses with pandemic potential
October 5, 2021 |View

UW study provides rare window into work life of app-based drivers during pandemic
October 2, 2021 |View

Research, education hub on ‘coastal resiliency’ will focus on earthquakes, coastal erosion and climate change
September 7, 2021 |View

Hotter weather is linked to increases in COPD exacerbations
September 3, 2021 |View

Fine particulate air pollution associated with higher risk of dementia
August 5, 2021 |View

100% of breast milk samples tested positive for toxic “forever chemicals”
May 13, 2021 |View

Burning embers: Synthesis of the health risks of climate change
March 30, 2021 |View

New interactive mapping tool can pinpoint pollution hotspots in effort to improve health equity
March 15, 2021 |View

In the news

Climate hazards are the Duwamish Valley's top concern, survey finds
June 2, 2023 | Crosscut | Featured: Nicole Errett View

Earth is ‘really quite sick now’ and in danger zone in nearly all ecological ways, study says
May 31, 2023 | Associated Press | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Extreme weather and energy insecurity can compound health risks
May 25, 2023 | Popular Science | Featured: Joan Casey View

Heat wave and blackout would send half of Phoenix to ER, study says
May 23, 2023 | New York Times | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Ready for wildfire season? Here's how bad this year's season could be across the west
May 14, 2023 | KOMO News | Featured: DEOHS Postdoctoral Fellow Savannah D'Evelyn View

Power outages hit some communities harder and more often, study says
May 14, 2023 | Washington Post | Featured: Joan Casey View

Lengthy blackouts hit some areas harder than others
May 5, 2023 | Futurity | Featured: Joan Casey View

Spain’s April heat nearly impossible without climate change
May 5, 2023 | Associated Press | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

SeaTac might have to clean up its act
May 3, 2023 | KUOW | Featured: Elena Austin View

Centering Indigenous knowledge in environmental justice
April 21, 2023 | ICT News | Featured: Edmund Y. W. Seto View

Why Asia’s early heat wave is so alarming
April 19, 2023 | Vox | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

2021 heat wave contributed to over 150 deaths across Washington state, study finds
April 17, 2023 | KIRO-7 | Featured: Joan Casey View

New count of WA’s past heat wave deaths gives a ‘warning to the PNW’
April 17, 2023 | Seattle Times | Featured: Joan Casey View

WA, Seattle launch campaign to plant thousands of urban trees
April 14, 2023 | Seattle Times | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Two States Have Proposed Bans on Common Food Additives Linked to Health Concerns
April 13, 2023 | The New York Times | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View