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Future grim for 'biggest and most magnificent' trees - phys.org

Across the world, big old trees face a dire future globally from agriculture, logging, habitat fragmentation, exotic invaders, and the effects of climate change, warn leading scientists in an article published this week in Science magazine.  Jerry Franklin – School of Environmental and Forest Sciences – is a co-author.  Read more here. 

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Listen: Every (Other) Breath You Take - KUOW

Ginger Armbrust – Professor and Director of UW Oceanography, and recipient of a multimillion dollar research award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation – talks about her research and what this new research money will do.  Check it out! 

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Engineering Projects Will Transform Seattle, All Along the Waterfront - NY Times

This city’s urban shoreline on Puget Sound was never built with photo-snapping tourists in mind, or technology entrepreneurs jogging in the rain. In decades past, stretching back to the big-timber-and-fish era of the 1800s, the waterfront was a place of gaff hooks, warehouses and stink.  But as brawny old Seattle faded, the hard parts of its industrial past — a shadow-casting highway viaduct, a crumbling sea wall — remained behind like bleached fossils even as the modern gloss of restaurants, hotels and apartment towers moved in.  

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Scientists find oldest dinosaur – or closest relative yet - UW Today

Researchers have discovered what may be the earliest dinosaur, a creature the size of a Labrador retriever, but with a five foot-long tail, that walked the Earth about 10 million years before more familiar dinosaurs like the small, swift-footed Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus. UW Biology post-doc Sterling Nesbitt led the study – read more here. 

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