Who is today’s Rachel Carson?

Rachel Carson is often seen as the driver of the modern environmental movement. But who stands in her shoes today?

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Science Writing: Behind the Scenes

Last week I published an article in Nature. Ha, I’ll bet you thought I meant a scientific article in the prestigious journal, Nature. Nope. I published a Careers Q&A with Dr. Aerin Jacob, a conservation scientist with the Yellowstone to Yukon Initiative (Y2Y), based in Canmore. It came out in Nature Careers last Tuesday, and…

Catching Up

So in my last post I wrote that – as much as I might like to – I wouldn’t be able to attend Frances Peck’s editing workshop on Grammar Usage Woes and Myths this past weekend (hosted in Victoria by the Professional Editors’ Association of Vancouver Island; PEAVI). But I was actually able to attend!…

On loss, language and nature

Consider all the losses that occur without our notice. The friend who stops calling, and you only realize six months later that you haven’t heard from them in a while. The bird that no longer overwinters in your yard, but you only notice the second winter it fails to appear. Lately I’ve been reading about…