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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 Susan Keown at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

Williams: Puget Sound’s ‘Homewaters’

Williams: Puget Sound’s ‘Homewaters’

David B. Williams’ (@geologywriter) new book, “Homewaters: A Human and Natural History of Puget Sound,” takes us on a tour through nature and history to understand how humans have interacted with, and transformed, the waters of the Washington state coastline. The book...

Burns: Oregon’s COVID-19 Response

Burns: Oregon’s COVID-19 Response

In a three-part series for Oregon Public Broadcasting, Jes Burns takes a look back at that state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Her stories in the series cover the state’s successful (by U.S. standards) response, which could make herd immunity take longer to...

Yan: Lives Changed After COVID-19

Yan: Lives Changed After COVID-19

Writing for New York Magazine, Wudan Yan (@wudanyan) tells us the stories of five different people across the country, such as Andrea Ceresa, left, whose lives were all indelibly changed by COVID-19. Facing debilitating long-haul symptoms, job loss, financial...

Blow: Memphis Pipeline

Blow: Memphis Pipeline

Ashli Blow (@ashliblow) writes for Climate Conscious at Medium about the grassroots efforts to stop the installation of a crude oil pipeline through the neighborhood of Boxtown in Memphis. The proposed route for the Byhalia Pipeline runs through an earthquake-prone...

Tompa: Measuring Bats’ Longevity

Tompa: Measuring Bats’ Longevity

Longevity researchers are fascinated by bats, writes Rachel Tompa (@rachel_tompa), since these animals defy the typical correlation between an animal species’ body size and its life span. Tompa writes for the Allen Institute about a new molecular clock method that can...