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|Gene-Drive Modified Organisms Are Not Ready to Be Released Into Environment||
The emerging science of gene drives has the potential to address environmental and public health challenges, but gene-drive modified organisms are not ready to be released into the environment and require more research in laboratories and highly controlled field trials, says a new report from…
|Huxley’s Wayne Landis Part of 15-Person NAS Panel Researching the Science and Ethics of Gene Drives and DNA Manipulation||2016-06-08|
|New institute at WWU focuses on health of Salish Sea||
As the new Salish Sea Studies Institute gets rolling at Western Washington, Wayne Landis is certain of one thing: It will not be creating studies that collect dust on a library shelf.
“We won’t be doing research just because it’s interesting,” says Landis, a professor of environmental…
|Despite mercury, South River activities are OK||
Standing ankle-deep in the South River, Kadrin Anderson watched as her 2-year-old son grabbed thick rocks out of the cold riverbed before heaving them back into the water.
Anderson, who is five months pregnant with her second child, lives in Staunton and is a science teacher at a local…
|Western Washington University professor completes study of mercury contamination in South River||
For the past five years, Wayne Landis, director of Western Washington University’s Institute of Environmental Toxicology and professor of environmental sciences, has worked to understand how the mercury in the South River affects humans as well as the fish and animals that live in and along it.…
|Western’s Wayne Landis Completes 5-Year Study of Mercury Contamination in Virginia’s South River||2015-05-26|
|Names announced for annual faculty, staff awards||2014-08-11|
|A bird’s eye-view on dwindling numbers||
The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chattering into headsets and scanning the Strait of Juan de Fuca with binoculars. “Scoters,” Sherman Anderson said. “Three of them. At 11 o’clock. Look like surfs.”
“Marbled murrelets,” he added seconds later. “I see two.”
Inside the boat’s…
|Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast||
The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chattering into headsets and scanning the Strait of Juan de Fuca with binoculars.
|The mysterious decline of Puget Sound herring||
Pacific herring might be the most popular dish in Puget Sound. The small silvery swimmers are called “forage fish” not because they’re rummaging for food, but because just about everything wants to eat them.