Andrew Blackwell

Jun. 06, 2014

Making Summer Travel Plans With Climate Change in Mind

With projections of warmer temperatures and rising sea levels, which tourist destinations should you plan to visit sooner rather than later?

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Aug. 03, 2012

Spending the Holidays at a Toxic Waste Site

Where the typical tourist sees putrid wasteland, writer Andrew Blackwell sees magnificent scenery.

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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