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Wildfires in the Canadian West – 2016 edition

I wrote a post about the Fort McMurray wildfires for the Science Borealis blog on Thursday. The goal was to focus specifically on the fire: when and where it started, and the background conditions leading to its astronomical spread. The purpose was also to remind readers that—for all the data and analyses we’ve undertaken to…

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Water woes in water-rich Canada

Yesterday I had an editorial post up at Science Borealis, Canada’s science blog aggregator. It was one of those posts that you write at the last minute because you’ve missed the reminder from your online calendar, and you realize you have a responsibility – as the Editorial Manager – to set a good example and…

cutthroat trout

Fish, forests, and snow

You’re standing on a stream bank in your local mountain watershed. The sun is rising, warming the back of your head, and you see a fish drifting lazily in a still pool just off the rock you’re standing on. You peer closer, but with a flick of the tail it’s gone. You wonder if it…

Crowsnest

Wildfire and water

Well my op-ed in Al Jazeera English just came out today. Check it out here. Huge thanks to Colin Schultz for editing help prior to submission, and for promoting the article on the Smithsonian blog! Apparently I need to have a few more ideas brewing for future articles. Any suggestions from blog readers of what…