SFR is now SEFS; Professor honored – UW News Digest

As one of the oldest units in the University of Washington, the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences has taken on a new name to denote its expanded scope. Read more in the UW News Digest here. Also in the digest, Ian Joughin has been honored with the Louis Agassiz Medal for 2012 from the European Geophysicists’ Union. Joughin is a principal engineer with the Applied Physics Laboratory and affiliate professor of Earth and Space Sciences.  

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The king tides are coming, and with them a chance to document the future - EarthFix

Today marks the beginning of the king tides season, a period where the Puget Sound overflows its banks, drawn by the combined pull of the sun and the moon.  Like the ‘aqua alta’ of Venice, these tides are predictable yet not always convenient, as waves lap at roadways and crash into buildings along Oregon and Washington coasts.  Yet with climate change and attendant sea level rise, these effects will become more common throughout the year.  

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“Positive reforms” needed to encourage biomass use - Renewable Energy Magazine

The Society of American Foresters (SAF) recently released “Managing Forests Because Carbon Matters: Integrating Energy, Products and Land Management Policy”.  This report, published in the Journal of Forestry, summarizes and analyses the most recent science regarding forests and carbon accounting, biomass use and forest carbon offsets.  Read more about this report, in which SFR’s Elaine Oneil participated. 

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