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As Arctic ship traffic increases, narwhals and other unique animals are at risk | The Conversation
"With less sea ice, there is burgeoning interest in shipping and other commercial activity throughout the Northwest Passage ... as well as the Northern Sea Route, which cuts across Russia’s northern seas. This trend has serious potential impacts for Arctic sea life," write UW researchers Kristin Laidre and Harry Stern, both with the Polar Science Center.
Polar.Science.Center  !UWitM  2018  College:Environment  opinion.analysis  The.Conversation  Laidre.Kristin  Stern.Harry  natl  Arctic.sea.ice 
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Communities of color most vulnerable to wildfire devastation | Public News Service
Communities of color face the greatest risk from wildfires, according to a new study. The UW's Phil Levin, professor, and Ian Davies, a doctoral candidate, both in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, are quoted.
Levin.Phil  !UWitM  2018  Public.News.Service  College:Environment  School:Environmental&Forest.Sciences  Davies.Ian  students  wildfire  natl 
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Fertility rates cut in half since 1950 — but the earth's population is still growing | CNN
The world's total fertility rate has been cut in half since 1950, but the population is still rising, according to a study published Thursday. Dr. Christopher Murray, the director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Murray.Christopher  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  natl  CNN 
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'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates | BBC News
There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, says new research. Dr. Christopher Murray, the director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Murray.Christopher  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  BBC  natl 
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‘Baby bust’: Watershed as birth rates in UK and nearly half of world’s countries plunge, forcing more reliance on immigration, report warns | The Independent
The world is reaching a “watershed” where nearly half of its countries, including the UK, are in the midst of a “baby bust” with birth rates below levels needed to maintain population size, a major international report has found. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Murray.Christopher  !UWitM  2018  The.Independent  natl  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation 
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Urban sprawl behind growth in dengue fever | The Telegraph
The world's sprawling megacities are providing perfect breeding grounds for the mosquito that spreads dengue fever, experts have warned, as new figures show that the number of deaths from the disease has risen dramatically. Bobby Reiner, assistant professor at the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.
Reiner.Bobby  The.Telegraph  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  natl  !UWitM  2018 
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Global population growing despite falling fertility | US News
Ninety-one nations are not producing enough children to maintain their current populations, while 104 nations with high birth rates are experiencing a boom in their citizenry. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Murray.Christopher  !UWitM  2018  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  US.News  natl 
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UW researchers hope new sensors save lives of pedestrians and bicyclists | KOMO
Some new solar-powered sensors are going up in our area, and University of Washington researchers believe these devices could save the lives of pedestrians and bicyclists.
KOMO  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering 
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Stoic, mature and laser-focused: Meet Mr. Tevis Bartlett, UW linebacker and student teacher | The Seattle Times
Ferocious on the field and calm in the classroom, UW linebacker Tevis Bartlett sticks to a hectic routine of balancing college, football and student teaching in order to pursue a career as an educator.
athletics  students  !UWitM  2018  Bartlett.Tevis  Seattle.Times  regl 
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Women in 91 countries aren’t having enough babies, study says | South China Morning Post
Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren’t producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released Friday. Ali Mokdad, professor of health metrics sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Mokdad.Ali  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  South.China.Morning.Post  AFP  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Public.Health 
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Scientists design protein filaments that snap themselves together | GeekWire
Researchers have created molecular building blocks that can weave themselves into long threads of protein. David Baker, director of the UW's Institute for Protein Design, is quoted.
Baker.David  Institute.Protein.Design  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  regl  GeekWire 
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When PTSD affects soldiers: ‘People go to war, they will come back different’ | Q13 FOX News
Post traumatic stress disorder can affect people who have experienced a shocking, scary or dangerous event. It is common for soldiers to come back from war and experience PTSD. Jamie Friddle with UW Medicine Valley Medical Center’s Psychiatry and Counseling Clinic is quoted.
Friddle.Jamie  UW:Medicine  !UWitM  2018  regl  Q13 
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Fertility rates are falling around the world, but is it good or bad news? | HuffPost
The number of children that women around the world are giving birth to has fallen so much that some countries are facing a “baby bust”, new data suggests – meaning there are insufficient children born to maintain their population size. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the UW, is quoted.
Huffington.Post  !UWitM  2018  natl  Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  Murray.Christopher 
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A spy in your pocket | KOMO
Cell site simulators can be used to find missing people, but they also can be used to spy on you. Peter Ney, a doctoral student in computer science and engineering at the UW, is quoted.
KOMO  !UWitM  2018  regl  College:Engineering  Allen.School 
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Researchers installing smart sensor on trail | KUOW
Researchers at the UW have come up with a plan to better protect pedestrians and bicyclists on the Burke-Gilman Trail. John Ash, doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  radio  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  College:Engineering 
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Making the Burke-Gilman trail safer | KIRO 7
A new system created by UW students in the College of Engineering aims to reduce vehicle-pedestrian crashes. Yifan Zhuang, a doctoral student in civil and environmental engineering at the UW, is interviewed.
video  KIRO  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl 
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If you could keep the sun from setting… would you? | KUOW
The Golden State has gone rogue and decided to let the sunshine in – permanently. But is it a good idea? KUOW asked University of Washington law professor Steve Calandrillo, who researchers daylight savings and its effects.
KUOW  Calandrillo.Steve  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law  Daylight.Saving.Time 
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UW students create road sensors | KOMO 4
In an effort to curb crashes, students in the UW Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have created a system to alert drivers of nearby pedestrians and bicyclists on the Burke-Gilman Trail.
College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  !UWitM  2018  regl  video  KOMO  students  transportation 
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UW researchers working to make popular trail safer | Q13
Researchers at the UW are testing a system designed to alert drivers of the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists along the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Q13  video  regl  !UWitM  2018  College:Engineering  Department:Civil&Environmental.Engineering  students 
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Birth rates soar in some nations, dwindle in others, study suggests | Inquisitr
Countries in Europe, North America, and South America are seeing their birth rates drop significantly, while nations across Africa and Asia are seeing a “baby boom,” a new report from the UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation details. Ali Mokdad, professor of health metrics sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Institute.Health.Metrics&Evaluation  !UWitM  2018  Inquisitr  natl  Department:Global.Health  School:Public.Health  Mokdad.Ali 
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