Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bag the bags

My piece on single-use bags from Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine's June 2006 issue. A timely topic.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Small spectrometer

Researchers, including a University of Texas physicist, have developed a smaller, less expensive Raman spectrometer with a host of potential uses. My short piece on it in Scientific American's February issue.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dissolving coral reefs

My piece about ocean acidification, which harms coral reefs, shellfish, and other marine life.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Idling Engines

My newest post on Austin CultureMap about the hazards of idling diesel engines.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Plastic in the environment

Austin, Texas is considering a partial ban on single-use plastic bags. One argument for the ban: plastic in the environment and the problems it causes. More on that in my piece for Austin Culture Map.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

More Gulf News

Here's another report from the Gulf of Mexico Summit, this one with a more Austin-centric viewpoint, for Austin Culture Map.

Gulf of Mexico Summit

My report on the Gulf of Mexico Summit, held in Houston in early December, for Texas Climate News.