Environmental Studies Department

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2023 Outstanding Graduates: College of the Environment 2023-07-10
Western’s new multidisciplinary Climate Change Minor open to all majors 2023-04-18
WWU hosting pair of free events for National Geography Awareness Week 2022-11-14
Research Recap for Sept. 17 2021-09-17
Oregon's comprehensive & contentious wildfire response bill left for the last week in session

“I challenge anyone to talk about a solution at that scale,” said Michael Medler, a professor at Western Washington University whose research focuses on mapping and analyzing natural disturbances such as wildfires. “If money is going to be spent and thinning is going to be done, most of those…

WWU partners with South Seattle youth for 'Creating Environmental Hope' event March 3 2020-02-26
Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from the Huxley College of the Environment 2019-07-22
The hidden dangers of beautiful Mt. Baker

And on the day– someday– when this giant pile of rocks stacked 10,741 feet tall does eventually fail– the now empty Emergency Operation Center will be filled with hundreds of people coping with a massive crisis. One that’s expected to make Whatcom County the bulls…

WWU’s Jenise Bauman Partnering with State and Local Agencies on Cleanup of Port Orchard’s Harper’s Creek Estuary 2019-03-01
WWU students, faculty to make trip to Mt. Everest to study climate change

A team of Western Washington University students, researchers, and faculty are making the trip to Mount Everest this spring, in an effort to study the global effect of climate change.

The group will be exploring both Everest and the neighboring peak, Lhotse, in an expedition that will…

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