Ryan Sabalow wades waist-deep into water news at Sacramento Bee

Name: Ryan Sabalow Title: Environment Reporter Affiliation: The Sacramento Bee Twitter: @RyanSabalow For half a decade, it has been the same story in California: drought. Legislators push and pull on policy; farmers and homeowners wrestle with water restrictions. Starting this summer, however, there is a new voice telling the old tale. Ryan Sabalow returned toContinue reading “Ryan Sabalow wades waist-deep into water news at Sacramento Bee”

Sacramento news media tackles Pluto flyby

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft passed the dwarf planet Pluto on July 14th, 2015 after nine and a half years of traveling in space. News outlets in Sacramento eagerly awaited the new photographs and data from the probe, publishing stories in the days leading up to the flyby and continuing coverage into the next day. CapitalContinue reading “Sacramento news media tackles Pluto flyby”

Diving after Antarctic corals in Downtown Lodi

My aunt, Dr. Amy Wagner, has been all over the globe in search of corals. Since 2005, she has collected hundreds of coral samples from places like the Gulf of Mexico, Micronesia, the Caribbean and Antarctica. As my father puts it, “She chose her career wisely.” Why she was running around the world plucking seaContinue reading “Diving after Antarctic corals in Downtown Lodi”

Communications specialist Lori Kobza spares the air

Name: Lori Kobza Title: Associate Communications & Marketing Specialist Affiliation: Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Spare the Air program Website: airquality.org, sparetheair.com With temperatures topping 105 degrees in our region, Thursday, June 30th is the Sacramento region’s second “Spare the Air Day” in 2015. The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (AQMD) helped putContinue reading “Communications specialist Lori Kobza spares the air”

Science journalism fellow Katie L. Strong debuts at Sacramento Bee

Name: Katie L. Strong Title: AAAS Mass Media Fellow Affiliation: Sacramento Bee; Emory University Website: katielstrong.com Twitter: @katielstrong Katie Strong, a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry at Emory University, has begun her Mass Media Fellowship at the Sacramento Bee, a 10-week summer program offered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Strong isContinue reading “Science journalism fellow Katie L. Strong debuts at Sacramento Bee”

Northern California chosen to host 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists

Science communicators in Northern California are about to get a taste of the global stage. San Francisco has won the bid as the location for the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists, the flagship event of the World Federation of Science Journalists. The decision was announced June 10th during the 9th World Conference in Seoul, SouthContinue reading “Northern California chosen to host 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists”

Bat specialist draws record attendance at Davis Science Café

Rachael Long presented her talk “How Bats Protect California’s Billion-Dollar Walnut Crop” at the G Street Wunderbar at the Davis Science Café this past Wednesday, June 10th. Long, a Farm Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, said that California has 25 or 26 different bat species—the number varies depending on the year andContinue reading “Bat specialist draws record attendance at Davis Science Café”

“Infested” author presents bed bug book at UC Davis

Author Brooke Borel gave a presentation and fielded questions on her book Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World in the UC Davis Memorial Union this past Thursday, June 4th. Borel, a freelance science writer based in New York City and a contributing editor for Popular Science, said sheContinue reading ““Infested” author presents bed bug book at UC Davis”