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  • Is there a worm apocalypse? | KUOW
    Thursday, August 16, 2018
    KUOW interviews David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, about his new book, "Growing a Revolution: Bringing our Soil to Life," which is a finalist for the Washington State Book Awards. [His segment starts at about 33:00 in the audio clip] Read More
  • How an earthquake alert app could eventually give the West Coast vital warning
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    West Coast residents go about life knowing seismic threats are lurking, but there's a lot that people can do before an earthquake hits if they have even a few seconds of warning. A system called "ShakeAlert" picks up seismic information streaming in from sensors, and there's a big push this year to distribute the alerts more widely. Doug Gibbons, field engineer, and Bill Steele, Communications Director, of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, are interview on its implementation and importance. Read More
  • How hauling icebergs could help sustain the world's thirstiest regions | NBC News
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018
    An engineering firm in the Middle East is moving forward with an audacious scheme that has been discussed since at least the 1970s: tow icebergs thousands of miles from Antarctica to water-starved regions, where the ice would be brought ashore and used to produce huge amounts of fresh drinking water. Nick Holschuh, researcher in Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Increase in rockfalls on Mount Rainier | KIRO 7
    Thursday, August 2, 2018
    There is an increasing danger of rockfalls high up on Mount Rainier. T.J. Fudge, research assistant professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is interviewed. Read More
  • Mt. Rainier Glaciers
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018
    A KIRO7 piece on Mt. Rainier glaciers and rock fall that includes an interview with UW ESS glaciologist T.J. Fudge Read More
  • Preparing for the 'big one' | KING 5
    Friday, July 27, 2018
    The "big one" could be bigger than previously thought. That's what scientists and emergency managers are considering as the state continues to prepare itself for the next big earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. Ken Creager, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is interviewed. Read More
  • Washington is moving westward, thanks to tiny tremors | seattlepi.com
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    According to a new report from The Seattle Times, a wave of earthquake tremors over the last few months have moved parts of Washington state and Vancouver Island westward. Ken Creager, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Tremors shove Washington westward, offer clues into next big earthquake | The Seattle Times
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Thousands of tiny tremors over the past few months have moved parts of Washington and Vancouver Island westward. It's a near annual event that backs expectations by some scientists that a big earthquake may hit the Seattle area harder than their previous models suggested. This recent wave of activity began in May and appears to be dying off now, according to UW Earth and space sciences professor Ken Creager. Read More
  • Are you ready for the Big One? | KUOW
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Bill Steele is coordinator of the seismology lab at the University of Washington's Earth and space sciences department. He told KUOW's Katherine Banwell how to prepare for a major disaster. Read More
  • Opinion | To feed the world sustainably, repair the soil | Scientific American
    Thursday, July 19, 2018
    "New technologies and genetically modified crops are usually invoked as the key to feeding the world's growing population. But a widely overlooked opportunity lies in reversing the soil degradation that has already taken something like a third of global farmland out of production," writes David Montgomery, professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW. Read More