Heisman: Happy Camper

Heisman: Happy Camper

Rebecca Heisman didn’t expect her family’s first camping trip with their 13-month-old son to be relaxing. And it wasn’t. But, as Rebecca writes in High Country News, her second thoughts weren’t because of her kid’s high-energy curiosity on the trail. Instead, the trip...
Sharpe: Rainmaker

Sharpe: Rainmaker

Lush landscaping takes high-tech monitoring, Elizabeth Sharpe writes for University of Washington Information Technology. In UW-IT Stories, Elizabeth describes how only three people keep the 650-acre campus—including athletic fields—properly irrigated without wasting...
Bacher: Kenyan Conservation

Bacher: Kenyan Conservation

Elizabeth Bacher works at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, so impressing her with conservation work isn’t easy. In a post for the zoo’s blog, though, Elizabeth writes about seeing “amazing” community-based conservation firsthand in Kenya. The post also has...
Berkowitz: Saltwater to Fresh—With Graphene

Berkowitz: Saltwater to Fresh—With Graphene

Water crises in South Africa, India, and other regions are just the start. Two-thirds of us, writes Rachel Berkowitz in Physics Today, may live with water shortages in 2025. Desalination methods to convert seawater to freshwater use decades-old technology but new...
Mapes: A Year In The Life

Mapes: A Year In The Life

Lynda Mapes’s book—Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak—is now out in paperback, from @UWAPress. Lynda is out and about in the Northwest reading from the book and answering questions about how she used a single red oak to tell a complete story about...