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  • Plate tectonics may be essential for life | Quanta Magazine
    Friday, June 8, 2018
    Life needs more than water alone. Recent discoveries suggest that plate tectonics has played a critical role in nourishing life on Earth. The findings carry major consequences for the search for life elsewhere in the universe. Katharine Huntington, associate professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Diana Park (ESS UG) Featured in UAA's Engaging Questions Video
    Thursday, June 7, 2018
    Throughout their experiences, UW undergraduates have been challenged by a broad set of views and perspectives on a wide range of topics, and they have learned to think critically about them. As thousands of our students graduate, we wanted to share some questions of a few graduating seniors who have lived the breadth and depth of the Husky Experience. Read More
  • NW scientists say our volcanoes just like ones in Guatemala; upgraded monitoring systems needed | Q13 FOX News
    Thursday, June 7, 2018
    While the world is watching lava and ash clouds from separate volcano eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala, scientists here say our monitoring system needs a big upgrade. George Bergantz, professor of earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Lahar hazards in the Cascades
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018
    ESS Prof. George Bergantz is interviewed about the potential for deadly lahars in the Cascades like those occurring at Fuego volcano in Guatemala. Read More
  • Deep Tremor and Subduction Zone Observatory
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Brendan Crowell, ESS Research Scientist in geodesy and Paul Bodin, PNSN Director/Manager are interviewed by Glen Farley of KING-TV on May 25 about the ongoing Episodic Tremor and Slip (ETS) event and a possible future Subduction Zone Observatory Read More
  • Habitability of the young Earth could boost the chances of life elsewhere | Astrobiology Magazine
    Thursday, May 31, 2018
    The conditions on the early Earth have long been a mystery, but researchers from NASA and the University of Washington have now devised a way to account for the uncertain variables of the time, in turn discovering that the conditions of early Earth may have been more moderate than previously thought. Joshua Krissansen-Totton, a UW doctoral student in Earth and space sciences, is quoted. Read More
  • Washington's Glacier Peak volcano under renewed scrutiny
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Glacier Peak is the second most explosive volcano in Washington, but is poorly monitored and studied. Prof. George Bergantz addressed the urgency for upgrading the monitoring at Glacier Peak. Read More
  • New evidence points to an unbroken, million-year-long ice core in Antarctica | Gizmodo
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    Ice cores are like a window to the past, allowing scientists to observe and document climatic and environmental changes over long timescales. The current record for a continuous ice core is 800,000 years, but an even older continuous core may exist deep within the Allan Hills Blue Ice Area in East Antarctica. Research by Laura Kehrl, a UW doctoral student in Earth and space sciences, is cited. Read More
  • Scientists have located the oldest continuous Antarctica ice cores ever | Quartz
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
    To climate scientists, Antarctica's landscape is full of potential portals into our planet's past. This week, researchers published a paper announcing the discovery of ice records dating back a million years ago. Howard Conway, a research professor in the UW Department of Earth and space sciences, and his team's research are mentioned. Read More
  • Hawaii's lava flows are making the Big Island even bigger | Mashable
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Lava flows from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, while devastating for homes in the way, will gradually add new land to the Big Island, continuing a long geologic history of natural island-building. George Bergantz, a UW professor of Earth and space sciences, is quoted. Read More