19 news posts from June 2012

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Peru’s wicked gold problem – Nature

In the southeastern region of Peru, gold mining is colliding with efforts to protect human health and ecosystem function. Jason Scullion, a graduate student in SEFS, and others talk to Nature about Peru’s gold rush and the struggles to optimize economic prosperity with environmental sustainability. Read it here! 

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UW Student Farm expands - UW 360

More than plants, edibles and bees, the UW student farm is meant to help educate the campus about global impacts of our food choices. The UW Farm brings together students from a variety of backgrounds to build a vibrant community on campus. And it’s expanding — check out this video to learn more! 

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Synchronized probes explore Bermuda Triangle's swirling vortices - UW News

Some might say that University of Washington oceanographers did well to only lose one of 21 underwater probes, given that they were deployed near the notorious Bermuda Triangle, where boats and airplanes have been known to disappear without a trace. Oceanography‘s Tom Sanford is one of the researchers in this project. Read about this super cool project here. 

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Report predicts drier summers for eastern Washington - KEPRTV.com

How to meet the water needs for Eastern Washington’s communities, industry, crops and fisheries is the focus of a report recently finalized by the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River (OCR). The forecast evaluates likely changes in surface water supply and demand in Eastern Washington over the next 20 years. Check out this story; the Climate Impacts Group is mentioned. 

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