Watts: Soil Survival

Watts: Soil Survival

A summer update from Andrea Watts about the aftermath of forest wildfires: The trees are obviously scorched but what happens to the soil? For the United States Department of Agriculture Pacific Northwest Research Station Science Findings, Andrea writes about changes...
Harris: Lime, Ofo, Spin

Harris: Lime, Ofo, Spin

Writing for Wired, Mark Harris brings us up to date on the green, yellow, and orange dockless shared bikes that Seattle-area residents and visitors can’t help noticing and sometimes tripping over. From the Pronto bikeshare failure to the current LimeBike, Ofo,...
Stiffler: Award Winner—Long-Form

Stiffler: Award Winner—Long-Form

ICYMI: Lisa Stiffler won a Society of Professional Journalists award for her story in InvestigateWest on how climate change is affecting the Puget Sound and our region’s oyster industry. If you want to read, revisit, and share, here’s the piece, with...
Wiedenhoft: Next Foodie Trend?

Wiedenhoft: Next Foodie Trend?

Gooseneck barnacles just got a nudge closer to our dinner plates. Heather Wiedenhoft, writing in Hakai magazine, explains that they are difficult to harvest and vulnerable to overfishing. She talks with a University of Oregon researcher who is making crucial...
Fore: Because It’s Slick?

Fore: Because It’s Slick?

Why is ice slippery? Meredith Fore knows. In a piece for Live Science, Meredith first debunks myths (like the one we all believed about the ice surface melting as you stand on it, so you glide on the water). Then she talks to two scientists, who are collaborators and...