Geophysicists prep for massive ‘ultrasound’ of Mount St. Helens

The crater of Mount St. Helens.

Scientists are gearing up to get started in earnest this weekend on a massive collaborative effort to map the internal plumbing of Mount St. Helens. The College of the Environment's Department of Earth and Space Sciences is playing a major role--lead by professor Kenneth Creager--along with numerous other institutions. The researcher's goal is to better understand the inner workings of the mountain and other volcanoes in the Cascade Range as in order to better protect nearby urban areas.

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Governor Inslee to speak at 5th annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference

The south-facing flanks of Mt. Rainier.

The 5th annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference — hosted by the Climate Impacts Group and the College of the Environment — will explore the impacts of climate variability and change on the people, natural resources, and infrastructure of the Pacific Northwest. The keynote address will be delivered by Governor Jay Inslee, and the two-day program will include talks from invited speakers and sessions of broad interest connected to climate. 

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Climate effects on mountain rain and stream-rearing salmon, the value of stewardship volunteers, and more: this week's College-published research

CoEnv weekly published research

Each week we share the latest publications coming from the College of the Environment. This week, twelve new articles co-authored by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science, including research on the survival of steelhead trout, livelihoods and conservation in China, and more. Check them out!

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Klinger and Swalla named directors of two College units

Terrie Klinger and Billie Swalla

Professor Terrie Klinger has been named director of the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, and professor Billie Swalla has been named director of the Friday Harbor Laboratories on San Juan Island. Both are units within the College of the Environment, and each appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Regents. The appointments are for five years; Klinger will take her post effective September 1, while Swalla’s begins immediately. 

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