Piping Plovers: Conservation in Action

This blog was originally published on Science Unsealed. The story has had a few updates. At the end of the summer, two of the plover chicks were successfully fledged, and by the end of August, monitoring time was over. The birding and nature-loving community rejoiced in the success. Hope to see Monty and Rose next …

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Clarifier

For the past two years, I have worked on the editing, organizing and publication of the Illinois Water Environment Association's quarterly newsletter, The Clarifier, which is printed and mailed out to association members. I gather articles from contributors, work with photos, write directions for the printer, organize the articles, and proofread them. All the content …

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Why are we Still Fighting Tuberculosis?

This piece was completed for a graduate-level science writing class that I took at DePaul. King Tut, Edgar Allan Poe, Eleanor Roosevelt, and George Orwell all lived in various times across human history, yet they all died the same way- of tuberculosis, the highly contagious but treatable disease. Tuberculosis, or TB, is an age-old disease, …

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