Friday, May 23, 2014

Wolves and Moose on Isle Royale

Scientists debate whether to intervene as the wolf population in Isle Royale National Park declines and moose numbers rise. Read more in my piece for Men's Journal online.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Diagnosing infectious diseases using technology from space

Research on the International Space Station contributed to development of a medical testing device that could save lives in remote parts of the planet. Read my article about it on the NASA website.

Earth microbes could invade Mars

When humans travel to Mars, we'll have to be careful not to take unwelcome stowaways along. A piece I wrote for NASA on what scientists are doing about it.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Painting Penquins

Continuing on the art and nature theme, you can pick up a painting by a penguin as a souvenir of Moody Gardens. The penguins enjoy painting. Read more about it in this piece from the latest issue of Texas Highways.

Helping Galveston Bay, one watercolor at a time

The Artist Boat experience combines kayaking and art, and benefits the greater Galveston Bay. Read more in my piece for Texas Highways.

Restoration based on science

Based on discussion at the State of the Gulf of Mexico Summit, I wrote this piece about the importance of using science to guide post-BP oil spill restoration efforts.

Credit: Erika Nortemann for The Nature Conservancy