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  • NASA probe will track melting polar ice in unprecedented detail | Nature
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    NASA is set to launch its most advanced global ice-monitoring satellite, which has been in the works for nearly a decade. Peter Neff, a glaciologist at the UW, is quoted. Read More
  • Volcano under ice sheet suggests thickening of West Antarctic ice is short-term
    Thursday, September 6, 2018
    A region of West Antarctica is behaving differently from most of the continent's ice, and a study led by UW-ESS postdoctoral researcher Nicholas Holschuh has discovered a new clue to this region's behavior: a volcano under the ice sheet has left an almost 6,000-year record of the glacier's motion. Read More
  • Detecting life's influence on planetary atmospheres |
    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    Biosignatures that vary in time and atmospheric gases that shouldn't exist without life to replenish them could be two possible ways to detect life on exoplanets. A research paper by the UW's Joshua Krissansen-Totton and David Catling, both in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, is referenced. Read More
  • 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 |
    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