Expanded development on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, viewed as a climate refuge, is encroaching on prime wildlife habitat. As big cats find it harder to avoid people, many are winding up dead.
Biologists hail the comeback of Northern elephant seals, once hunted to near extinction for their oil-rich blubber, as one of conservation’s great successes. Now, they’re scrambling to protect the rebounding population’s habitat in Point Reyes, California from rising seas.
PBS Nature, June 11, 2019
Top Pick, Best Shortform Science Writing
Concern about how climate change affects food security usually focuses on agriculture in resource-poor countries. But disruptions to weather patterns threaten food supplies for wildlife too.
PBS Nature, April 18, 2019
Most songbirds head south for the winter, as food supplies disappear, returning to breed in the spring, when booming insect populations can satisfy clamoring broods. Not crossbills.
PBS Nature, January 15, 2019
Can the tiny raptors adapt to irrigation changes in California’s warming farm fields?
High Country News, November 22, 2018
Recognized, Best Shortform Science Writing