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Western and Climate Change
Ten Stories in Ten Weeks
Each week between the end of February and Earth Day (and the 50th birthday of Western’s Huxley College of the Environment), Western will reveal a new story about how its faculty, staff and students are working to combat global climate change, from the peaks of the world’s highest mountains to the vast expanses of the open ocean. Come back each week to read how Western is working to make a difference in the most impactful existential threat facing the global community today.
The forested coastlines of Afognak Island, part of Alaska’s Kodiak Archipelago, seem at first glance to be pristine and unspoiled, the miles of deserted beaches being left mostly in the care of…
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Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Health and Human Development Steve Bennett is an epidemiologist who has responded to outbreaks across the globe, from South Sudan (see image)… Read more about How epidemiologists respond to outbreaks across the globe
With the entire world gripped in a crisis about a virus most of us had never heard of a month ago, Western Today had a conversation with Western's own virologist, Associate Professor of… Read more about What *are* viruses, and how do they work?
Western's new Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB) will add essential teaching labs and active learning classrooms to meet the growing need for degree programs in Science, Technology,… Read more about Site prep for new Interdisciplinary Science Building begins March 16