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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.

Brenner: Nature and the City

Brenner: Nature and the City

Look around, Seattleites! Kelly Brenner has a new book, Nature Obscura: A City's Hidden Natural World, to help us savor the wildlife around us that we ignore as we solowheel around our city. Kelly’s guide to urban flora and fauna from Mountaineers Books is out on...

Rosen: Ice Oasis

Rosen: Ice Oasis

A polynya, writes freelance journalist Julia Rosen, is an open expanse of water—an oasis—amid sea ice. Julia (@1juliarosen) won the 2019 Best of the Northwest Science Writing Award for Journalism for her story, "Oasis of Open Water" in @hakaimagazine. Julie traveled...

Keown: Mystery Solved, Legacy Honored

Keown: Mystery Solved, Legacy Honored

Susan Keown takes us through the twists and turns of a clinical mystery—why a cancer that responded to T-cell immunotherapy became resistant. Susan (@sejkeown) won the 2019 Best of the Northwest Science Institutional Writing Award for her story, “Revealing a new way...

Cauvel: Keeping Our Carbon Blue

Cauvel: Keeping Our Carbon Blue

Kimberly Cauvel shows off our local blue carbon—meaning ocean and coastal carbon-sequestering systems—with a story about eelgrass meadows in the Skagit wetlands. “Seeing Blue,” Kimberly’s story in the Skagit Valley Herald, was the Honorable Mention for our 2019 Best...

Gillam: Gradual Changes, Big Difference

Gillam: Gradual Changes, Big Difference

Wayne Gillam wrote the Honorable Mention story for the 2019 Best of the Northwest Science Institutional Writing Award. Wayne’s feature for the University of Washington Center for Neurotechnology (@ctr4neurotech) is “New approach to spinal cord rehabilitation creates...