Heisman: A Year Like No Other

Heisman: A Year Like No Other

In Audubon, Rebecca Heisman tells how birdwatching began as her 2020 New Year’s resolution but became much more meaningful over the months. From a bald eagle sighting on January 1, Rebecca takes us through her year and relates how birding kept her connected to the...
Geiger: Secret Supervolcano

Geiger: Secret Supervolcano

For Science News, Beth Geiger writes about an undersea mystery: A possible supervolcano lurking under Alaska’s Aleutian islands. Geophysicists are piecing together data from different sources including satellites and gas analysis to hypothesize about a possible...
Kantor: A Hoot

Kantor: A Hoot

The impact of the summer wildfires continues: Sylvia Kantor reports on wildfire effects on the Mexican spotted owl, a long-lived, long-term resident of forests including in the Pacific Northwest. For “Science You Can Use” from the USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station,...
Hu: In the Wake of Wildfires

Hu: In the Wake of Wildfires

For Outside magazine, Jane C. Hu has a new take on the effects of wildfires. Their damage is not limited to forests, homes, and lives lost, Jane writes. Wildfires have an impact on the mental health of survivors that we’re only just learning about. Bonus from...
Johnson-Groh: Origin of Elements

Johnson-Groh: Origin of Elements

Carl Sagan said we’re made of “star stuff” but Mara Johnson-Groh has the details. For Astronomy, Mara reports on how the universe forges elements—from some like hydrogen made billions of years ago in the Big Bang to others for which we can thank our lucky, exploding...
Braun: Pebble Mine, In Depth

Braun: Pebble Mine, In Depth

Since 2019, NSWA Vice President Ashley Braun has reported for Hakai magazine on the controversial plans for the open pit Pebble Mine in Alaska. Ashley’s stories cover secret recordings of mine developer’s executives, expected harm to fisheries, and rushed reviews by...