Birdman

Dan Rauch is a fisheries and wildlife biologist with the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). Rauch grew up on a farm in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and was exposed to wildlife every day. He is passionate about his job documenting and studying the myriad birds that are found in the District. He lives in… Read More

Chesapeake Bay Trash Trawl

Not much research has been done on plastic pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Executive director of Trash Free Maryland Julie Lawson organized a four-day expedition of the bay, bringing together plastic pollution experts, educators, policy advocates, environmentalists and journalists to collect water and sediment samples and study the waterway. 5 Gyres, a nonprofit renowned for research voyages… Read More

Oye

I lived in the Los Angeles area for about 10 years. On the rare cold day when the thermometer would dip to the low 60s it was nice to roll out of bed throw on some shorts and head out to a nearby taqueria (usually only a 45-minute drive via SoCal freeways). There I would often find some… Read More