In the News

Dan Jaffe and Jaffe Group members are often interviewed and quoted by the media. Click the links below to see recent mentions of the group in the news.

It’s hot but it’s hazy too. Should I run the fan tonight? The News Tribune, September 5, 2017

UW Bothell professor leads off science pub talks at McMenamins, Everett Herald, August 22, 2017

Coal’s Toll, The Planet Magazine, June 7, 2017

A Blob In The Ocean Means More Ozone In The Air, KUOW, February 21, 2017

Fears over giant pink blob of warm water in ocean which is causing worrying changes to our atmosphere, Mirror, February 19, 2017

A Massive ‘blob’ of Abnormal Conditions in the Pacific Has Increased Ozone Levels, Science Alert, February 17, 2017

‘The Blob’ revealed: Mysterious patch of warm Pacific water linked to rise in ozone levels across the West Coast, Daily Mail, February 16, 2017

‘The Blob’ in Pacific Ocean Linked to Spike in Ozone, Live Science, February 16, 2017

‘The blob’ of abnormal conditions boosted Western U.S. ozone levels, UW Today, February 15, 2017,

Pacific Ocean ‘Blob’ blamed for making summer air quality worse in 2015, KOMO News, February 15, 2017

Oh, no! The blob attacks the U.S. west coast—sort of, earth.com, February 15, 2017

Hundreds of Scientists Rally to Protect Climate Science, Live Science, December 13, 2016

Major coal train lawsuit settled by environmental groups, BNSF,  Crosscut, November 15, 2016

Concerns about coal train dust in Spokane, KHQ NBC Right Now, July 26, 2016

BNSF invests $26 million in Pasco train facility, Tri-City Herald, May 28, 2016

Study: Coal trains pollute more than diesel trains into the Columbia Gorge, Oregon Public Broadcasting, November 23, 2015

Study: Coal trains pollute twice as much as freight trainsEast Oregonian, November 23, 2015

Study documents health hazard from coal trains, Portland Tribune, November 23, 2015

Coal export terminals: A source of jobs, or coal dust and climate change? The News Tribune (Tacoma), November 20, 2015

Oakland mulls challenge of coal shipments, Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 7, 2015

EPA releases a stricter, health-based smog standard, High Country News, October 1, 2015

Coal’s health dangers spark local debate, Oakland Post News, July 24, 2015

How an emission of hydrogen sulfide from Shell’s refinery drifted over the Swinomish Reservation, The Stranger, June 12, 2015

Tiny particles delay study of coal port proposal, Crosscut.com, March 19, 2015

Crowdfunding goal met for Bellingham coal train air-pollution study, Bellingham Herald, December, 5, 2014

UW professor seeks money to study pollution from coal trains in Whatcom County, Bellingham Herald, November 14, 2014

Lacking Funding, Some Scientists Turn to the Crowd, Science Friday, November 14, 2014

Importing air pollution from China, CBC News, September 21, 2014

China blamed for U.S. ozone, Science, September 12, 2014

Crowdfunding science: A new piece of the research grant puzzle, Earth Magazine, July 27, 2014

Homes near rail lines face exposure to harmful emissions: study, The Vancouver Sun, March 23, 2014

Study a window into coal train air pollution, The Olympian, March 11, 2014

China may finally be taking air pollution seriously, The News Tribune (Tacoma), February 6, 2014

Coal-Hungry World Brings Tough Choices For Native Americans, Huffington Post, January 20, 2014

Worries in the Path of China’s Air, The New York Times, December 25, 2013

New research from UW Bothell professor adds fuel to coal-train fight, The Seattle Times, November 5, 2013

UW Bothell prof, students present crowd-funded study of coal train emissions, UW News, November 4, 2013

UW Bothell Expert to Release Preliminary Findings on Air Quality Impacts Related to Diesel and Coal Trains in Washington State, UWB Press Release, October 21, 2013

Mercury pollution: With pact’s completion, the real work begins, Science, September 2013

Pacific Northwest Weighs Environmental Risks of Cashing in on Coal Export Market, PBS (Video), August 2, 2013

Hazy days of summer: Southeast U.S. field work measures mercury, smog, UW Today, July 9, 2013

Smyrna airport site for project on nation’s air pollution, Tennessean, June 23, 2013

Coal trains fire up UW chemist, The Seattle Times, May 7, 2013

What Coal-Train Dust Means For Human Health, KUOW Radio, March 11, 2013

US cities suffer impact of downwind Chinese air pollution, China Dialogue, January 17, 2013

Wind Riders, The Daily, January 9, 2013

Researcher finds life flying high above, Phys.org, January 7, 2013

UW Researchers finding the high life, The Seattle Times, December 31, 2012

Big turnout expected for coal-transport project hearing, The Seattle Times, December 12, 2012

Siberian Smoke streaks Seattle Skylines, The Seattle Times, July 14 2012

Asian Emissions put US cities over O3 limit, Nature, March 05 2012

Mercury from the Sky, Decoded Science, December 20, 2011

Chinese pollution felt in US, The Alicia Patterson Foundation, 2011

Mercury in the Food Supply, The Guardian News, UK

Airborne Microbes, Environment 360, Yale
EOS, Transactions AGU, August 2011

Made in China: imported Air Pollution, Discover Magazine, April 2011

More on Japan radiation, Puget Sound Business Journal, Q&A with Dan Jaffe
KING 5 News, April 2011

U.S. radiation sensors show negligible readings, The Seattle Times
KPLU NPR Radio
KIRO TV, March 2011

UW Scientist Tracks Airborne Mercury From China, KUOW Radio, October 2010

Asia-produced ozone making its way to U.S., study finds, McClatchy, February 2010

Ozone from Asia linked to levels in Western U.S. skies, Desert News, January 2010

Why Geologists Love Beer, Wired Science, December 2009

Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, Made in China, April 2009

The Last Empire: China’s Pollution Problem Goes Global, Mother Jones, January 2008

Coal dependency hits environment, Associated Press, Time Online, November 6, 2007

Asian pollutants found atop Mount Bachelor, Associated Press, The Statesman Journal (Salem, OR), July 16, 2007

Scientist Sees Bad Days Ahead for Gorge Air, The Oregonian, March 14, 2007

Jaffe Group Doctoral Candidate David Reidmiller gave testimony before the Washington State Senate, Joint Memorial 8000, February 22, 2007

Ill Wind: Asia’s Pollution Crisis featured Jaffe Group airborne research, CNN, Spring 2006

China’s mercury flushes into Oregon’s rivers, The Oregonian, November 24, 2006

An import from Asia: Bad air, The Seattle Times, April 21, 2006

Bad air drifts across Pacific, Tacoma News Tribune, Sept. 20, 2005

Keeping alert to the threats of environmental changes, The Seattle Times, June 1, 2005

Fiddling while Siberia burns: ‘lungs of Europe’ under threat from forest fires, The Independent, May 31, 2005

Air pollution from other countries drifts into USA, USA Today, March 13, 2005

Asia pumps out more mercury than previously thought, ES&T Online News, January 5, 2005