Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Year in Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly recently started his one-year mission in space, part of NASA's efforts to send humans to Mars. Read about it in this piece I wrote for Newsweek.

Five Years after Deepwater Horizon

A brief look at some of the continuing effects on wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico five years after the BP oil spill, for National Wildlife Magazine. Read it here.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Wildflowers 2015

The wildflowers have arrived in Texas! My piece for Texas Highways offers up four great routes for enjoying them, and other pursuits.

Cross-border Conservation in the Big Bend.

Nature knows no borders, and in the Big Bend region, conservation and management don't either. Read more about the 3 million-plus wild acres on both sides of the Rio Grande.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Peace and quiet in our National Parks.

Man-made light and noise grow ever more prevalent, even in remote areas. The National Park Service Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division mapped noise and light in parks and here are there findings on the quietest and darkest ones.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Junction, Texas

This town at the meeting of the North and South Llano Rivers makes for a great weekend destination. Camping, hiking, kayaking, bat caves, history, good eating and dark skies. Read more in Texas Co-op Power Magazine.