You’ve probably seen headlines about how we are currently in the sixth mass extinction that the Earth has seen (though… Read more As the World Falls Apart: Why Is Extinction Such a Big Deal?
One of my favorite fall activities is to check local streams for salmon runs. Here in the Pacific Northwest, and… Read more Why Forests Need Salmon
One of the most traumatic and formative experiences of my life occurred when I was thirteen years old. The woods… Read more Environmental Generational Amnesia: When We Forget Nature’s Past
Okay, I know I talk about invasive species a LOT here. A couple of weeks ago I posted about how… Read more Fight Climate Change–By Removing Invasive Species!
It’s that time of year again, when millions of Americans celebrate our country’s independence by buying tons of fireworks to… Read more How Fireworks Harm Nature
I’ve spent years battling invasive species, particularly plants, with the goal of habitat restoration. It’s an imperfect process, of course.… Read more Invasive Species and Climate Change
It’s been an unusual spring here on the southwest Washington coast. While I’m gratified to see that we’ve gotten more… Read more Weird Weather, Or How We Broke the Jet Stream
I recently read this article on the need for increased science literacy in the United States, and how our lack… Read more The Importance of Nature Literacy
This quarter’s ebook is officially out! The Four Cs: A Quick Introduction to Climate Change explains what climate change is,… Read more New Book on Climate Change Available!
Look at any list of “things you can do to save the planet/combat climate change/prevent extinction/etc.”, and you’re almost always… Read more Is Planting Trees Always the Answer?