Science and environmental writer

I've been a science writer for 30 years, first at a newspaper and now freelance. My work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a year as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: Federal protection for Sierra Nevada frogs

This summer, two species of mountain frogs – with bright yellow underbellies and large tadpoles the size of a Snickers bar – have won protection under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). Vol. 12, Issue 8, (Oct. 2014)

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: Making wind farms safer for birds

A consortium of energy companies and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA, Trondheim) are investigating whether painting wind turbines black and using ultraviolet (UV) light can reduce avian mortality at wind-energy facilities. Vol. 12, Issue 3 (April 2014)

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: Returning salmon to a once-dead river

Over the past four decades, acid rain has hit Norway hard, destroying 25 distinct Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations and greatly reducing 20 others. Among the rivers most affected was the Modal River north of Bergen, which lost its Atlantic salmon population in the 1970s.Vol. 12, Issue 5 (June 2014)