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.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Port Aransas Like a Local

Port A resident, ship captain and fishing guide Bobby Grumbles showed me around. Here are his recommendations for a perfect weekend at this laid-back Texas beach town.

Wet your Whistle in Alpine

The Saddle Club, a boldly decorated bar in a former Alpine saddle shop, serves creative cocktails and inspired dishes you might not expect to find in a small West Texas town. Pull up a bar stool -- or a saddle.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Changing How Solar Power Rolls

A new solar array design rolls up into a lightweight, compact cylinder, perfect for launching into space. NASA recently tested the design on the International Space Station for potential use on future spacecraft, including satellites.

Tiny Stowaways in Space

Wherever people go, we take microorganisms with us. Read how NASA makes sure these tiny stowaways don't become a problem on the International Space Station.