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Recent work by our members

#nswasciwire highlights the published writing of NSWA members each month. Would you like to see your writing featured? Please suggest an item online or send a link or PDF file to Chris Tachibana at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

Steinberg: Data Crawling

Steinberg: Data Crawling

Nancy Steinberg writes about a high-tech advance in commercial crabbing for Oregon Stater, the Oregon State University alumni magazine. The crab pots that local fishing crews crank into the sea have a small oxygen sensor attached to the side, to locate areas of...

Arnold: Dark Skies

Arnold: Dark Skies

Even in remote West Texas, Catherine Arnold writes, an observatory's stargazing powers can be threatened by city lights. For Alcalde, the University of Texas alumni magazine, Catherine interviews the coordinator of an initiative that protects the night sky for...

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,...