Salmon may lose the ability to smell danger as carbon emissions rise University of Washington

From Eurkealert Public Release: 18-Dec-2018 The ability to smell is critical for salmon. They depend on scent to avoid predators, sniff out prey and find their way home at the end of their lives when they return to the streams where they hatched to spawn and die. New research from the University of Washington and…

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UW issues statement on the 'North Pole Lake'

From the University of Washington: Santa’s workshop not flooded – but lots of melting in the Arctic By Hannah Hickey Santa’s workshop at the North Pole is not under water, despite recent reports. A dramatic image captured by a University of Washington monitoring buoy reportedly shows a lake at the North Pole. But Santa doesn’t…

More on Black Carbon from Univ of Washington

International study: Where there’s smoke or smog, there’s climate change By Hannah Hickey In addition to causing smoggy skies and chronic coughs, soot – or black carbon – turns out to be the number two contributor to global warming. It’s second only to carbon dioxide, according to a four-year assessment by an international panel. The…