Alisa Opar is Earthwire's Western correspondent. She is also the articles editor at Audubon magazine, and has written for many publications about science and the environment.
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Saturday, October 24, 2015
No Photos, Please: New Wyoming Laws Stifle Freedom of Speech and Make Citizen Science Illegal
Jonathan Ratner has been tracking water quality on public lands in Wyoming for more than a decade. As Wyoming director of the green group Western Watersheds Project , or WWP, it’s his job. But dipping a sample bottle into a river may now be illegal—thanks to a pair of new laws Governor Matthew Mead...
Friday, July 17, 2015
Bringing the Noise: How Will Shell’s Arctic Drilling Affect Marine Mammals in the Chukchi Sea?
The Arctic Ocean is hopping right now. Royal Dutch Shell plans to start drilling for oil in the Chukchi Sea later this month, and its two massive drill rigs, the Polar Pioneer and the Noble Discoverer, are garnering most of the attention . But let’s not forget the rigs’ sizeable entourage of 30...