Science reporter John McGrath brings you a curated reading list in the areas of science and sustainability every week.
Since its inception in 1992, these awards have recognized certain individuals and organizations that excel in advocating, advancing and improving quality of life for the people of the region.
For a list of past recipients, go to the Regional Leadership Awards page.
2. Touching the Wild — PBS
Researcher Joe Hutto spent seven years of his life living among the wild mule deer. Share his journey as he experiences the lives of these elusive animals.
3. Contaminated Waters — PBS NewsHour
Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how researchers from both the United States and Japan are testing the water that is leaking from the Fukushima power plant. With help from fishermen, these scientists are tracking ocean creatures and how they are affected.
For a related report, check out Judy Woodruff’s earlier story.
4. Climate Change will help dangerous weeds — Harvest Public Media
The effect of climate change is helping a noxious weed called Dalmatian toadflax spread across the midwest and it has now made its way to our area.
For a list of dangerous weeds that affect grassland and the praire go here.
5. EarthWalk kicks off at River Market— The Hale Center for Journalism
The event will feature electronic recycling drop off and prizes will awarded after the run.