Sunday, December 29, 2013

10 things Austin did for the environment in 2013

Another fun list: 10 major Austin environmental actions taken in 2013, from banning single use bags to planting trees and saving springs.

Cool science

My story on five cool discoveries and announcements from the Austin science world in 2013, from distant galaxies to seahorses.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Artificial Reef Study

My final blog post for Scientific American's Expeditions on the Harte Research Institute's study of fish on artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico. The study will go on for another two years.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bringing sea turtles in from the cold

A piece I wrote for the website of The Alcalde, the publication of the Texas Exes, about caring for cold-stunned sea turtles on the Texas coast.

Photo courtesy National Park Service.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Does eating lionfish work?

More on the lionfish invasion of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean and how recreational and commercial harvest may help save the marine ecosystem. My piece for Scientific American online.

Photo credit: REEF