http://kuow.org en Retired UW Professor Wins International Cash Prize For Ecology Work http://kuow.org/post/retired-uw-professor-wins-international-cash-prize-ecology-work <p></p><p>Ecologists worldwide credit the work of a University of Washington biology professor for advancing the way we understand the importance of so-called “apex species” in nature. Now Professor Emeritus Robert T. Paine’s work is being recognized with Japan’s <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Cosmos_Prize">International Cosmos Prize</a> this year.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 01:17:17 +0000 Lisa Brooks 18100 at http://kuow.org Retired UW Professor Wins International Cash Prize For Ecology Work Is Living "All Natural" Worth It? http://kuow.org/post/living-all-natural-worth-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Organic and “all natural” products are on the rise.&nbsp; Grocery stores have expanded their free-range, non-toxic options. We’re paying more trying to make healthier choices for our bodies and our world. More women are choosing “natural childbirth” and tossing old plastic Tupperware to avoid toxic leaching.&nbsp; Are all these efforts really working?&nbsp; Is there a right way and a wrong way to live “naturally?” Journalist </span><a href="http://NathanaelJohnson.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nathanael Johnson </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has answers.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 7753 at http://kuow.org Is Living "All Natural" Worth It? Distracted Walking: How Your Smart Phone Could Be Your Literal Downfall http://kuow.org/post/distracted-walking-how-your-smart-phone-could-be-your-literal-downfall <p>According to a new study nearly 1 in 3 pedestrians is distracted by a mobile device like a smart phone when walking into high-risk intersections. Only 1 in 4 looked both ways before crossing the street. &nbsp;</p><p>David Hyde talks with&nbsp;Dr. Beth Ebel&nbsp;who was&nbsp;the lead author on the study. She directs the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research center at the University of Washington. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:16:07 +0000 David Hyde 5369 at http://kuow.org Distracted Walking: How Your Smart Phone Could Be Your Literal Downfall