Writing Contest

Writing Contest

Beyond the North Slope: Oil drills and discord off Alaska’s Arctic coast

Beyond the North Slope: Oil drills and discord off Alaska’s Arctic coast

Amy Mount, winner of our 2014 Emerging Environmental Writers Contest, journeys to Alaska's Chukchi Sea to investigate the debate over offshore drilling and the stakes for subsistence whalers.
by × September 20, 2014 × 3 comments

Writing Contest

Honorable Mention: The Water Generation Gap

Honorable Mention: The Water Generation Gap

Water may soon replace oil as Texas' most valuable resource.
by × November 14, 2013 × 0 comments

Writing Contest

Honorable Mention: Sunset at Mile 16

Honorable Mention: Sunset at Mile 16

In a place where the plants are invasive and the people are illegal, Alycia Parnell describes a refuge meant only for certain plants and people. But others who aren't "supposed" to be there show up anyway.
by × October 8, 2013 × 0 comments

Writing Contest

3rd Place: The Pit in the Woods

3rd Place: The Pit in the Woods

In Amazonian Peru, Nigel Pitman was responsible for "Science Saturdays," when he would try to impart some worldly knowledge to the children of the village near where he was living. He tells the story of one Science Saturday in particular that was especially enlightening for him.
by × September 20, 2013 × 1 comment

Writing Contest

2nd Place: Return to the Mountain

2nd Place: Return to the Mountain

David Johnson returns to his childhood home in Arkansas to see what fracking has changed (and what it hasn't).
by × September 17, 2013 × 7 comments

Writing Contest

After weeks on the trail, a bed at Bearded Woods must seem downright luxurious.

Winner: A Tale of Two Trails

Hiking the Appalachian Trail has traditionally been viewed as an escape from modern society. But with a new generation of hikers bringing technology into the woods, trail culture is rapidly evolving. Do these changes reflect a more social and accessible trail, or do they threaten the age-old benefits of experiencing the outdoors?
by × September 4, 2013 × 2 comments