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Giant Waves Change Arctic Ecology and Weather

Measurements of giant waves captured by Jim Thomson, CEE associate professor and oceanographer with the UW Applied Physics Lab, in the Arctic Ocean may hold the key to why Arctic ice is disappearing faster than predicted.

Is the Delivery Economy Bad for the Planet?

Anne Goodchild, associate professor of transportation engineering, discusses the carbon footprint and impact on traffic in the delivery economy.

Stensel receives PNCWA Individual Distinguished Achievement Award

David Stensel, professor of environmental engineering, received the Individual Distinguished Achievement Award from the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA).




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