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Environmental stories are everywhere - from the chocolate we eat to the TVs we watch. I use this blog to show how science communication matters in everyday life.
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Author Archives: K.
Can shaking buildings be exciting? A live taping of You’re the Expert at MIT Museum on April 16 revealed the answer is “yes” – especially when one’s surrounded by an appreciative audience in Cambridge on a Tuesday night. You’re the … Continue reading
Climate Access hosted an online conversation on May 13 about how United States environmental communicators can build relationships with low-income and minority communities. Insights from Detroit, Mississippi, Alabama, New York, New Orleans, and southeastern coastal states enriched the conversation. “The folks … Continue reading
If you’re a blogger or independent journalist, do you know your legal rights and risks? If not, there are organizations online that can help you. Today, experts from Harvard University and Boston University explored journalists’ rights in a panel called … Continue reading
Like a will-o’-the-wisp, Earth Day captures media attention periodically before fading into the background again. Why does this happen? Thomas Hayden has some ideas about why media focus on environmental topics waxes and wanes. He mapped out the coverage of … Continue reading
Marlene Zuk believes people in the modern United States are romanticizing the Paleolithic. And she makes no bones about it. Zuk, a professor of ecology, evolution and behavior at the University of Minnesota, spoke to a packed house at Harvard … Continue reading
When scientists describe how non-specialists misunderstand their language, there’s often a note of sadness in the discussion. If only the United States public was more enlightened than it is today, some bloggers say, then people would understand the language of … Continue reading
How can journalists and online content writers handle tough topics without becoming discouraged? Recently, I’ve been seeking out information about ways science writers can defuse the stress of covering unpleasant subjects. I spent a Sunday night last month reading about … Continue reading
Sharing resources can make city living more environmentally friendly. Scott Margeson, a science blogger, has called it the economy of the future. However, personal experience shows me that rural and suburban residents need to rely on different approaches than urban residents do … Continue reading