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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.

Scanlan, Long, DeWeerdt: Orca Love

For Love of Orcas, a new anthology, features work by three NSWA members: Adrienne Ross Scanlan, Priscilla Long, and Sarah DeWeerdt. The collection of environmental writing, poetry, and prose focuses on Puget Sound’s Southern Resident orcas. Proceeds from sales go to...

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

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

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

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...