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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

Cadmium, found in cigarettes and some foods, linked to higher death rates in people with flu or pneumonia
December 17, 2020 |View

No country is immune from climate-change health impacts
December 2, 2020 |View

In the news

Sewage from planes is a key Covid tracking tool, reports say, as CDC talks to airlines about wastewater testing
January 21, 2023 | NBC News | Featured: John Meschke View

Experts say tracking pathogens in sewage works, but needs sustained investment
January 20, 2023 | MedPage Today | Featured: John Meschke View

Study: Consumer products containing phthalates increase risk of uterine tumor growth
January 13, 2023 | FOX 11 Los Angeles | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

Can Climate Labels on Menus Turn People Off Cheeseburgers?
December 27, 2022 | Bloomberg News | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

DNA unwinder tied to social behaviors in mice, zebrafish
December 16, 2022 | Spectrum news | Featured: Yijie Geng View

Get ready to share the road with a self-driving vehicle
December 8, 2022 | WebMD | Featured: Andrew Dannenberg View

Considering pathways to net-zero emissions at the 2022 PCC Summer Institute
December 6, 2022 | UW Program on Climate Change blog | Featured: Sarah Collier View

Young kids who breathe polluted air can fall behind in school, study finds
November 30, 2022 | Washington Post | Featured: Catherine Karr View

Protecting Temporary Workers: Best Practices for Host Employers
November 28, 2022 | CDC | Featured: Diana Ceballos View

Gene that guides earliest social behaviors could be key to understanding autism
November 23, 2022 | Science Daily | Featured: Yijie Geng View

Is climate change coming for Thanksgiving turkeys?
November 23, 2022 | Boston Globe | Featured: Peter Rabinowitz View

Zebrafish social behavior swims into mainstream
November 17, 2022 | Spectrum News | Featured: Yijie Geng View

What the Air Quality Index doesn't tell us about smoke dangers
November 14, 2022 | Crosscut | Featured: Catherine Karr, Coralynn Sack, Tania M Busch Isaksen View

Mito y realidad: la ley del agua en EEUU cumple 50 años
November 9, 2022 | El Ágora | Featured: Karen Levy, John Meschke View

Your nonstick pan could be harmful. Try these alternatives
November 7, 2022 | WIRED | Featured: Catherine Karr View