This Fall Break, a group of Duke students chose to pursue an alternative Fall Break, investigating t […]
Remembering the parts of our world that have been forgotten.
Last weekend I attended Science Writers 2014, the annual joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing in Columbus, Ohio. Here's what I learned at the conference and why science communication is important for everyone.
I ended my two weekends in Asheville with some interesting ideas about water sustainability in business practices, as well as some great memories of outdoor adventures and the beautiful Fall colors.
The pieces of geography enclosed within NC borders act like a crossroads for virtually all of Eastern North America's major eco-regions—perfect for assembling an impressively diverse list of bird species.
This year, instead of heading to east to the coast, or west to the Blue Ridge highway for my fall break, I flew to Houston to participate in the Hydrocarbons field trip led by Professor Lincoln Pratson. Instead of being surrounded by wilderness, I was deep within the concrete jungle and engineering marvel that is the oil and natural gas industry.
As Hydro-Quebec, the corporation behind Northern Pass, works to dam Quebec’s Romaine River, three kayakers paddle it for the last time in its natural state. The power in the water is evident; what’s not clear is how Quebec’s push for hydropower dominance makes economic, social
or environmental sense.