Watts: Mountains to the Sea

Watts: Mountains to the Sea

Andrea Watts, our correspondent in the U.S. Forest Service, now writes for the Rocky Mountain Research Station (@usfs_rmrs)—for example on how to predict how many trees died in a forest fire. She still writes for the Pacific Northwest Research Station (@usfs_pnwrs),...
Tankersley: Rings and Slides

Tankersley: Rings and Slides

What links tree rings and avalanches? Molly Tankersley explains, for Scientific American (@sciam). In Alaska, researchers are studying the rings to learn about the snowslides to protect Juneau, which has the country’s highest urban avalanche potential. Molly is a...
Braun: Research and Rescue

Braun: Research and Rescue

High-tech methods make de-extinction possible, Ashley Braun writes. But how exactly does that work? And does it work out for the animals that are a genetic likeness of the extinct species? In Longreads (@Longreads), Ashley dives into the complex biological and...
Mapes: Mapes on Vapes

Mapes: Mapes on Vapes

Diane Mapes goes beyond the alarming headlines about teen vaping deaths to explain the risks, public policies, and research to address the problem. For Hutch News Stories, Diane writes about a smartphone app developed at Fred Hutch (@fredhutch) to help teens and young...
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...