Skip to main content

News & Events

CEE in the Media

June 24, 2022 | ABC News
1 year after Surfside collapse, local officials still working to ensure buildings are safe
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


June 2022 | Asphalt Pavement magazine
Recruit the Next Generation of Employees by Having a Climate Action Plan
Steve Muench, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Scientific American logo

May 26, 2022 | Scientific American
New, stronger rules for truck pollution still would not meet air quality goals
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


The Conversation logo

May 2, 2022 | The Conversation
Satellites over the Amazon capture the choking of the ‘house of God’ by the Belo Monte Dam – they can help find solutions, too
Faisal Hossain, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Scientific American logo

April 1, 2022 | Scientific American
To Revive a River, Restore Its Hidden Gut
Edward Kolodziej, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Crosscut logo

March 30, 2022 | Crosscut
Redlining's enduring impact shows up in WA pollution disparity
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Seattle Times logo

March 29, 2022| The Seattle Times
New maps show strong correlation between redlined places in Seattle and worse air quality
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering

 

The Guardian logo

March 25, 20222 | The Guardian
Chemical from tires linked to mass salmon deaths in US found in Australia for first time
Edward Kolodziej, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Washington Post logo

March 9, 2022 | THE WASHINGTON POST
Redlining has created pollution disparities in more than 200 US cities, study finds
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


The Guardian logo

March 9, 2022 | The Guardian
How US redlining led to an air pollution crisis 100 years later
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


King 5 logo

March 9, 2022 | King 5
Commuter study indicates pandemic patterns likely won't change quickly in the Seattle metro area
Jeff Ban, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


King 5 logo

March 8, 2022 | King 5
Washington's rising gas prices may push some to pursue electric vehicles
Don MacKenzie, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


King 5 logo

February 25, 2022 | King 5
Washington's benchmark glacier is shrinking
David Shean, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Washington Post logo

February 9, 2022 | THE WASHINGTON POST
Dams alter river temperatures and endanger fish, yet 3,700 more will be built
Faisal Hossain, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Miami Herald logo

February 2, 2022 | The Miami Herald
Structural supports added in Champlain Towers North garage, as safety check continues (Miami Herald subscription required) 
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Miami Herald logo

January 25, 2022 | The Miami Herald
After Surfside collapse, a push not just for more high-rise inspections but smarter ones (Miami Herald subscription required) 
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


January 13, 2022 | NBC News
Safety Fears at Aging San Leandro Condo Building
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


January 10, 2022 | The Seattle Times
Criminal charges filed against Electron Hydro exec in Puyallup River spill
Edward Kolodziej, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Miami Herald logo

December 30, 2021 | The Miami Herald
House of Cards: How decades of problems converged the night Champlain Towers fell (Miami Herald subscription required) 
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


 

December 21, 2021 | CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS
Podcast: Jessica Ray and William Tarpeh on clean water, turning trash into treasure, and life as assistant professors
Jessica Ray, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Washington Post logo

December 15, 2021 | THE WASHINGTON POST
Air pollution still disproportionately harms communities of color, study says
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


The Guardian logo

December 15, 2021 | The Guardian
How much air pollution do you live with? It may depend on your skin color
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Miami Herald logo

December 1, 2021 | The Miami Herald
Computer simulation of Champlain Towers collapse (Miami Herald subscription required) 
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


September 16, 2021 | King 5
Was Mount Rainier's snowmelt worse this year than normal?
Jessica Lundquist, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


 

September 9, 2021 | The Miami Herald
Contractor for fallen Surfside condo later lost license amid fraud, negligence claims (Miami Herald subscription required) 
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


New York Times logo

September 1, 2021 | The New York Times
The Surfside condo was flawed and failing. Here's a look inside
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


August 23, 2021 | GeekWire
How is the ‘snowiest place on Earth’ faring in this record-hot summer? It’s a little rocky on Rainier
David Shean, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


July 3, 2021 | USA Today
Condo collapse in Florida: Residents feared flaws in original design
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


New York Times logo

July 3, 2021 | The New York Times
Surfside condo wreckage hints at first signs of possible construction flaw
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering

 


July 2, 2021 | New York Post
Florida condo workers reportedly suspended repairs last fall due to concrete damage
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Fast Company logo

July 2, 2021 | Fast Company
Extreme heat is becoming more frequent—and our infrastructure is going to need to adapt
Steve Muench, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


July 1, 2021 | USA Today
Workers discovered extensive concrete damage and suspended a repair effort last fall at collapsed Florida condo
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Vice News logo

July 1, 2021 | Vice News
Climate change could destroy America's roads
Joe Mahoney, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


June 28, 2021 | CNN
Collapse shines light on structural integrity of high rises
Dawn Lehman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


June 21, 2021 | Fast Company
Seattle launches zero-emissions last-mile delivery hub
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


June 20, 2021 | Arab News 
Battle for the Nile
Faisal Hossain, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


June 17, 2021 | GeekWire
Experimental zero-emissions last-mile delivery hub launches in Seattle as a test for urban logistics
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


March 1, 2021 | The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
The Era of Smart Infrastructure Demands Strong Data, Technology Management
Yinhai Wang, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering

 


February 26, 2021 | KIRO 7
Earthquake anniversary
Marc Eberhard, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


December 9, 2020 | High Country News
Tracking the seasons of pandemic response in Seattle
Joe Wartman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


December 4, 2020 | King 5
Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star departs Seattle for important Arctic mission
Jim Thomson, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


December 3, 2020 | The New York Times
How scientists tracked down a mass killer (of salmon)
Ed Kolodziej, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


November 9, 2020 | The Albany Times
End of tollbooths, end of an era on Thruway
Yinhai Wang, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


October 2, 2020 | GeekWire
University of Washington studies future of urban package delivery with lockers and street sensors
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


September 1, 2020 | WalletHub
2020's Best & Worst Cities to Drive in
Yinhai Wang, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


August 17, 2020 | Gizmodo
What would happen if we burned all the fossil fuels?
Jessica Kaminsky, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


July 14 | The Seattle Times
West Seattle’s low swing bridge is cracked, too, and needs repairs
Marc Eberhard, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


May 31, 2020 | The Seattle Times
West Seattle Bridge is a surprise crisis, but plenty of other aging Seattle bridges are also vulnerable
John Stanton, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


May 26, 2020 | BBC
Farmers irrigate crops more efficiently thanks to PANI app
Faisal Hossain, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


May 1, 2020 | Grist
Jeff Bezos says ordering groceries online is better for the planet — is he right? 
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


March 18, 2020 | E&E News
Who can fix Uber and Lyft's climate problem?
Don MacKenzie, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


February 12, 2020 | Scientific American
Deadly Air Pollution Doesn’t Respect State Borders
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


January 19, 2020 | GeekWire
Researchers tackle the "final 50 feet" of delivery challenge as online shopping spikes
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


December 16, 2019 | NPR
California Uber drivers get more control when accepting rides 
Don MacKenzie, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


November 25, 2019 | Earth & Space Sciences News
No place to flee
Joe Wartman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


November 25, 2019 | King5
Rise in online shopping means bigger 'cardboard footprint'
Anne Goodchild and Don MacKenzie, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


November 15, 2019 | National Geographic
Which houseplants should you buy to purify air? None of them 
Stuart Strand, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


November 5, 2019 | GeekWire
Is one-day shipping really more eco-friendly?
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


October 14, 2019 | KNKX
Autonomous air taxis: the future of commuting?
Don MacKenzie, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


September 20, 2019 | KIRO Radio
The Future of Self-Driving Cars- Will People Actually Use Them?
Don MacKenzie, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


September 10, 2019 | The Seattle Times
Seattle Uber and Lyft drivers often stop in the street to pick up or drop off riders. Here's a way to reduce that.
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


August 21, 2019 | Reuters
No minorities, no meat? Gig economy deepens cities' divides
Don MacKenzie, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


August 16, 2019 | Fast Company
The future of the global shipping industry is ... bikes
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


July 15, 2019 | CNN
Fast, free shipping has an environmental cost 
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


July 15, 2019 | The Guardian
'I'd drink my jacuzzi': how earthquake scientists prepare for the 'big one' 
Joe Wartman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


July 8, 2019 | KING 5
Lessons from California earthquakes: What Seattle should know about 'basin effects'
Marc Eberhard, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


July 5, 2019 | KIRO Radio
UW professor: Crisis at border ‘a problem that we can fix’
Jessica Kaminsky, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


June 28, 2019 | USA Today
Call in disaster response teams to help migrant children. 
Jessica Kaminsky, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


April 24, 2019 | Vox
Amazon 2-day shipping: Why packages sometimes arrive later
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


April 18, 2019 | NW News Network
How the Northwest can learn from Indonesia’s deadly 2018 quake 
Joe Wartman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


April 9, 2019 | CNN
Particulate pollution in the air we breathe kills hundreds of thousands a year, study finds 
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


March 18, 2019 | The Seattle Times
Take a common houseplant, add a little rabbit DNA and voilà! You get a super air purifier
Stuart Strand, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


March 13, 2019 | KIRO 7
The risks of the 'big one'
Jeffrey Berman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


March 12, 2019 | THE WASHINGTON POST
Whites are mainly to blame for air pollution, but blacks and Hispanics bear the burden, says a new study
Julian Marshall, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


March 11, 2019 | KUOW
More pack deliveries means more traffic — and then more deliveries 
Anne Goodchild, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


March 5, 2019 | NBC News
How rabbit genes could turn ordinary houseplants into pollution-eating machines
Stuart Strand, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


February 26, 2019 | Fast Company
A new laser-toting disaster lab aims to save lives by saving data
Joe Wartman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


February 15, 2019 | Earth & Space Science News
When floods cross borders, satellite data can help
Faisal Hossain, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


February 2019 | Modern Steel Construction
Better seismic performance
Charles Roeder, Dawn Lehman and Jeffrey Berman, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering


December 18, 2018 | Earth & Space Science News
The Value of Snow
Jessicca Lundquist, faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering