The CoEnv Insider’s Out!

From Dean Graumlich Once again we’ve arrived at the end of an academic year, a time to pause and reflect on the progress we’ve made as individual scholars and as a community.  One of the exciting steps we have taken as a College is the development of the CoEnv Strategic Direction. I have enjoyed working with faculty, staff, and students across the College as we hone the language that describes our values and goals, and the steps we are taking to achieve the highest potential of the College of the Environment. 

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Energy infrastructure vulnerable to climate change - UW News

The Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant in Alabama had to shut down more than once last summer because the Tennessee River’s water was too warm to use it for cooling. A new study projects that, with warmer water and lower flows, more such power disruptions are likely across US and Europe in the next 50 years. Civil and Environmental Engineering‘s Dennis Lettenmaier is a co-author on this study. 

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New research in Bering Sea highlights systemic ecosystem changes with sea ice shifts - NOAA

Bering Sea marine mammals, birds, and fish are shifting where they eat, bear their young, and make their homes in response to changes in sea ice extent and duration. The details of these findings are now published in a special edition of the journal Deep Sea Research II, as a partnership between the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC), the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO), and several other academic and federal partners. 

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Salmon farming's worst enemy? - Seattle Times

“The virus lady”, she’s known as. Alexandra Morton stunned U.S. scientists last fall with trace evidence found in wild salmon of a virus that killed millions of farmed fish in Chile. That was just the beginning. Read more about Morton here; SAFS‘ Tom Quinn and Ray Hilborn are quoted. 

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