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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.

Nelson: From Waste to Cancer Treatment

Bryn Nelson follows leukemia patient Chris through an unusual stem cell transplant. Instead of receiving adult bone marrow, Chris was treated with umbilical cord blood. In this deeply compassionate, fully reported story for Mosaic, Bryn shows that the process...

Aldern: #Resist?

Earth Day and the March for Science are coming up. It’s a good time to read Clayton Aldern’s piece, “Can cities lead the #resistance?” For Crosscut, Clayton considers if cities should use their resources and finances to send political messages....

Yan: An Ecofriendly Palm Oil?

Wudan Yan’s piece for Nature could change your mind about palm oil. This common ingredient in food and household products has a bad reputation because it’s linked to the loss of rainforests. Wudan reports on plant researchers in Southeast Asia who have a...

Walton: Getting the Nitrate Out

A town in Kansas with 650 residents, writes Brett Walton (@waltonwater), needs $2.4 million to remove dangerous levels of nitrate in its water. In Circle of Blue, Brett reports that Pretty Prairie isn’t the only farm town with this problem. Agricultural areas...

Schatz: The Eclipse, For Kids

Dennis Schatz is prepping us for the major solar eclipse this summer. His new children’s book, When the Sun Goes Dark, enlists Diana and Sammy, their grandparents, and some ping-pong balls to explain what will happen to the sun on August 21, 2017. Dennis also...