About this siteAmy draws on years of conservation experience to inform her feature writing and commentary in a compelling combination of professional knowledge and personal passion.
We protect what we value. For some of us, it’s life on Earth in all its wondrous forms. For others, it’s the history that helped shape and define our culture. And for lucky souls like me, it’s both. But the competing priorities of modern society often seem to conspire against such quaint notions. So, to ensure that these treasures endure despite the whims of a fickle public, we create protected areas – special places to store our precious natural and cultural heirlooms and (we hope) save Read more [...]
Maybe it was the frigid temperatures of the polar vortex. Or perhaps it was that crazy cocktail the bartenders at Busboys and Poets crafted specially for the DC Science Café. But as Paul Woods of SkyTruth spelled out the blunt future of environmental remote sensing – that soon nothing will be hidden from view – I thought about wilderness. In truth, I didn’t try the cocktail (choosing a modest pinot noir instead). And I had just finished an article for Pacific Standard on the Read more [...]