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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.

Ostrander: Glacier Squad

For Hakai magazine, Madeline Ostrander goes on quite the hike. She travels with a team that has collected data on northwest glaciers for more than 35 years. Madeline (@madelinevo) gives us the history of the project, the glaciers, and the people who study them. She...

Schnaiberg: Airport Air Pollution

Airports are known for noise pollution, but Lynn Schnaiberg writes about air pollution affecting communities around Sea-Tac International. For the University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, Lynn describes new research using methods...

Yan: A Purr-fectly Fun Story

Can you take a cat kayaking? Read Wudan Yan’s New York Times story, “Does Fluffy Really Want to Be an Adventure Cat?” and you might learn enough to harness-train your favorite feline, if not teach it to Eskimo roll. Eventually, like people interviewed and photographed...

Gibbs: Eyes In The Sky

Our planet is blanketed, Wayt Gibbs writes, with thousands of satellites. Some “cubesats” are the size of a loaf of bread. Wayt (@WaytGibbs) goes beyond just reporting the number, size, and function of all this space hardware. In his feature for Anthropocene, Wayt...

Boyle: Discovery With A GoT Twist

In an exclusive GeekWire story from his recent Middle East science tour, Alan Boyle (@b0yle) reports on an archaelogical find. The discovery, Alan writes, features glittering jewelry, a flash of scientific insight, and a Game-of-Thrones-quality battle. And of course,...