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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.

Beiser: The Price of Green Power

Beiser: The Price of Green Power

Vince Beiser (@VinceBeiser) writes for the Sierra Club about the impact of lithium mining on environments worldwide, through the lens of the Atacama Desert of Chile, which is home to one of the world’s biggest lithium operations. The world must vastly increase its...

Hamers: Marine Invertebrate Propulsion

Hamers: Marine Invertebrate Propulsion

New member Laurel Hamers (@Arboreal_Laurel) writes for the University of Oregon about the jet propulsion used by a gelatinous sea creature, Nanomia bijuga. Hamers describes how this tiny, colonial creature with no central nervous system nevertheless uses many...

Yanny: Color Risk for Songbirds

Yanny: Color Risk for Songbirds

Beautiful colors on tropical birds, while undoubtedly adaptive for the animals, also attract people who want to capture them for the international pet trade, writes Anna Marie Yanny (@annamarie_yanny) for Mongabay. This puts them at greater risk of extinction,...

Witze: Why Return to the Moon?

Witze: Why Return to the Moon?

Been there, done that. So why send humans back to the Moon? asks Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) in an opinion piece for Nature. Politics and technology, not science, are (again) driving forces behind the latest Moon mission, Artemis I, which launched in November. But...

Donovan: Attention on Sarcopenia

Donovan: Attention on Sarcopenia

Writing for neo.life, Robin Donovan (@RobinKD) explains that muscle loss, loss of strength and loss of function — sarcopenia — has a big impact on the quality of life and even lifespan of many people, but yet few have heard of it and there is little research on it....