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Geologists press for better maps to avoid 'the next Oso'

As the one-year anniversary of the Oso landslide approaches, Joe Wartman, CEE geotechnical professor, and other experts work to keep the issue in the public eye and translate lessons learned into action.

PacTrans releases new video on teenage distracted driving

Watch the latest video from the Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), which conducted a large outreach project to both examine teenage driver distraction and increase teen awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

Nicaragua canal raises concern over environmental, social costs

CEE professor Michael Brett is in the forefront of an effort calling for transparency and the release of an environmental impact report as construction begins on the interoceanic canal.




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