#NSWASCIWIRE

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.

Hansen: Climate Changes, Tribes Adapt

On the Washington Coast, Terri Hansen writes, residents of Indian Nation villages and members of local tribes are adapting to climate change. In her article for Yes! magazine, Terri (@TerriHansen) describes how clams, salmon, and other resources that are integral to...

Schubert: Back to the Alzheimer’s Bench

Many failed clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease therapies, Charlotte Shubert writes, focused on peptide amyloid-beta, which forms clumps in the brain. Charlotte reports in the Journal Club section of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that because...

Harris: Telecom Intrigue

A real-life spy operation is behind Mark Harris’s report for OneZero, a Medium publication about tech and science. In an exclusive story, Mark @meharris describes how the U.S. government deployed a shadowy security unit—Team Telecom—into Vietnam after learning that a...

Yan: Mangroves of Myanmar

Over a month this spring, Wudan Yan filed four reports from Myanmar for Mongabay, a nonprofit conservation and environmental science news platform. Wudan (@wudanyan) looked at the environmental threat of harvesting mangroves for illegal coal production and a possible...

Gibbs: Citizen Spies

Activists get technical in a story by Wayt Gibbs for Anthropocene magazine. Low-cost instruments and abundant ingenuity are democratizing surveillance, Wayt writes. The examples are brilliant: crowdsourcing the identification and location of fracking ponds with...