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Writing Portfolio

  • Mystery of the Corkscrew Seals

    animals, features, narrative, science, wildlife

    It struck at midnight. The two harbor seal pups were swimming in six feet of water, less than 90 feet from shore when it happened. When the animals washed up dead on the beach, their bizarre wounds revealed they were the latest victims of a mysterious seal killer in the waters around Sable Island, Nova Scotia.

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  • To Bee or Not To Bee

    All, animals, environment, features, narrative, science, wildlife

    A bumblebee species hasn't been seen in decades. Has everyone just been looking in the wrong place?

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  • Vermont Be Dammed

    All, environment, features, narrative, rivers

    Dams in Vermont prevent millions of dollars of flood damage in Connecticut, but Connecticut pays pennies for them.

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  • In the Dark

    All, animals, environment, features, narrative, wildlife

    At first, white nose syndrome was a mystery.

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  • Leaping Lizards

    All, animals, features, narrative

    How much is that lizard in the window? A visit to a reptile convention.

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  • Molecular Detective Work

    All, animals, environment, features, science, wildlife

    Environmental scientists are increasingly using stable isotopes to gain insight into animal behavior.

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  • The African Vulture Crisis

    All, animals, environment, features, wildlife

    Habitat loss, poaching and traditional medicine are teaming up to threaten an animal vital to its ecosystem.

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  • The New Frog in Town

    All, animals, environment, features, wildlife

    To save a frog species, scientists must reveal its secrets.

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  • Visiting the Venus Flytrap

    All, forests and native plants, shorts and departments, wildlife

    Seeing the rare Venus flytrap in the wild is only for the adventurous.

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  • Fluttering Back

    All, animals, environment, forests and native plants, shorts and departments, wildlife

    To save a rare butterfly, backyard gardeners plant the flower it depends on.

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  • Join the Hunt for E.T.

    All, science, shorts and departments

    Is there anybody out there? This citizen science project aims to find out.

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  • DIY Telescopes

    All, science, shorts and departments

    Build your own telescope? Done. Attend a convention of other telescope makers?

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  • CSI Wildlife

    All, animals, environment, science, shorts and departments, wildlife

    When wildlife managers need to know if an animal died by foul play, they turn to the National Wildlife Health Center.

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  • A Good Turn

    All, climate change, energy, environment, rivers, science, shorts and departments, wildlife

    A new hydropower turbine saves fish. But will industry use it?

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  • Wind Power 101

    All, climate change, energy, environment, features, forests and native plants

    Wind power and forest land. A primer.

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  • Rediscovering Hydropower

    All, climate change, energy, environment, rivers, science

    Can hydropower be environmentally friendly? New technologies offer power without killing rivers.

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  • She Served

    802 stories, All, features

    Some women veterans discount their service because it wasn’t in combat. Until three years ago, regulations barred women from serving in combat positions. “It’s not easy to transition as a woman veteran,” Perham says.

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  • Second Chances Start Here

    802 stories, All, features, narrative

    A former crime victim advocates for ex-cons.

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  • A Legion Man

    802 stories, All, features

    What Karparis does say is that statewide, the American Legion is losing hundreds of members to death each year. Not only are World War II and Korean Conflict vets at an age where death is no surprise, but Vietnam-era vets like him are getting up there in age too.

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  • Enviro Sisters Celebrate Pope’s Letter

    802 stories, All, environment, features

    “This is a dream come true. That the Church that I love with all my heart, also understands where I’m coming from.”

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  • On a Mission: Helping homeless teens

    802 stories, All, features

    About 120 teenagers find shelter with WCYS each year, Hanlon says. Statewide, the number of teens seeking shelter has remained steady at 850 to 1,000 for the last five years, says Calvin Smith.... Of course, no one knows the number of homeless teenagers who never come into the system.

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  • Climbing out of the credentials gap

    802 stories, All, features

    Some call it “degree inflation,” and others “up-credentialing.” The Boston-based job market analytics firm Burning Glass calls this change in employer expectations for higher levels of education the “credentials gap.”

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  • Where the Wild Things Are

    All, animals, environment, features, forests and native plants, wildlife

    Tree farms where wildlife and timber both thrive.

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  • Rattle the Experts

    All, animals, environment, features, narrative, wildlife

    Two men knew there was something wrong with New England's rattlesnakes. Could they convince the experts before it was too late?

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  • Spotlights flip the switch on an evolutionary arms race

    All, animals, environment, science, shorts and departments, wildlife

    Humans short-circuit the bat-moth evolutionary arms race every time they turn on a porch light,.

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