Byline: By Christine Hatch

When I fly, I get a window seat whenever I can. I press my face against the glass, camera ready, and spend the flight marveling at the shapes in...

When the bulldozers come to the field site you’ve affectionately spent five years measuring and studying in minute detail, it feels like someone is...

Did spring seem unusually long this year? Did you notice the miracle of new plants you’d never seen before pushing out of the earth and into your...

I love the winter landscape. It’s stark, quiet, and reduced to its essence. And fieldwork in winter makes a scientist feel hearty and tough, like...

Earth Matters: A stream in the niche of time

10/30/19

There’s a tiny creek tucked into the Santa Lucia Mountains, in central coastal California. The valleys below burst with green lettuce and...

Earth Matters: Science on skis

5/3/19

Scientific fieldwork can be exciting, rewarding and great fun. It can also be a tough slog and include colossal mistakes. Often it’s all of the...

Earth Matters: Don’t drain the swamp!

11/19/18

I’m offended. I hereby register my formal and public complaint regarding using “drain the swamp,” to refer to removing excess, unusable or...

“What are you going to do about the wall of water coming down the river?” The call still rings in the ears of Deerfield Select Board Chair Carolyn...



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