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The University of Washington Puget Sound Institute provides analysis, research and communication to advance the science of ecosystem protection.

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Author talk will counter “climate doomism”

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable speaker series continues on Tuesday, March 5th with a talk by Dr. Elin Kelsey, author of the book Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis. The talk will be hosted by the Puget Sound Institute and facilitated by the Salish Sea Institute […]


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The words ‘in common with’ were pivotal to Judge Boldt’s ruling on Native American fishing rights

Three common words and their legal interpretation a half-century ago helped set the stage for a cultural revival among Native Americans while propelling an environmental movement that still resonates today in Washington state. It was 50 years ago today that U.S. District Judge George Boldt handed down his landmark ruling, which resolved the meaning of […]


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Cumulative effects on southern resident killer whales and contaminants of emerging concern

The Salish Sea Science Roundtable series continues on February 6th with a look at the possible cumulative effects of emerging contaminants on endangered killer whale populations. The online session will be hosted by the Puget Sound Institute and facilitated by Joe Gaydos, chief scientist at the SeaDoc Society. About the event: Southern resident killer whales […]