Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Meet the teams rescuing entangled whales

The U.S. had 123 confirmed entangled whale cases in 2016, probably only a fraction of the actual total. Read why entanglement is a problem for whales and how scientists are trying to solve the problem in my piece for Mental Floss. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas in the Parks

Luminarias lining a stucco mission building, old-fashioned carols, lights strung across the deck. Texas state parks offer unique ways to celebrate the holidays and enjoy a bit of history or the great outdoors at the same time. Make one of these events your new Christmas tradition.

Monday, November 20, 2017

What do sharks do during a hurricane?

When 2017's powerful hurricanes roared across the ocean, did sharks and other marine life know what was coming? And, if so, what did they do about it? Find out in this piece for Men's Journal online. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hurricane Harvey and the chickens

Record-breaking Hurricane Harvey caused widespread destruction along the Texas coast. In addition to the human toll, the storm also affected wildlife, including endangered species. This piece for Texas Climate News explains.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Big Bend Coffee Roasters

People know Marfa, Texas for many things -- its funky radio station, historic hotels, mysterious lights. Add fresh roasted, fair-trade organic coffee to the list. Big Bend Coffee Roasters even offers tours. Read about it in my latest piece for Texas Highways.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Walls versus Wildlife on the Border

In July, the federal government began unannounced preliminary work on more border wall in Texas, some of it on the grounds of the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge. Read more about how this threatens habitat and wildlife in my piece for Audubon News online.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

World Heritage Status Protects Dive Sites

A number of stellar scuba diving sites around the planet have been inscribed on the UNESCO
World Heritage Site list. Read what that means and why it matters in my piece for Alert Diver Magazine.

Manta Ray on Australia's Ningaloo Reef, a marine World Heritage Site.