Author: E. Airhart

Ellen Airhart recently graduated from the University of Texas with degrees in biology and rhetoric and writing. In her undergraduate years, she worked as an office manager, EMT, and finally as the founder and editor of the student newspaper’s science and technology department. While in New York, she plans to run her fifth marathon and visit the Strand Bookstore several hundred times. You can follow Ellen on twitter here

The Art.Science.Gallery. is a new species of museum for Austin, Texas

The Art.Science.Gallery. is a new species of museum for Austin, Texas

A researcher who watercolored a salamander on her thesis now runs an art gallery

By Ellen Airhart | Posted July 26, 2017

The secret history of Texas wind energy

The secret history of Texas wind energy

Wide open spaces that power more than just tumbleweeds

By Ellen Airhart | Posted

PODCAST: The bag snaggers take on New York City

PODCAST: The bag snaggers take on New York City

A dedicated crew gets plastic out of trees

By Ellen Airhart | Posted July 24, 2017

Wildlife cops are prepared for the most unpredictable species — people

Wildlife cops are prepared for the most unpredictable species — people

The training is grueling and the pay is low, but Spencer Noyes loves being a New York State environmental conservation officer

By Ellen Airhart | Posted May 29, 2017

Rat remedy frozen in legislation

Rat remedy frozen in legislation

Dry ice is a safe and effective pest control. Why can’t cities use it in parks?

By Ellen Airhart | Posted May 15, 2017

VIDEO: Cleanliness is next to ratlessness

VIDEO: Cleanliness is next to ratlessness

Spring is coming, and so are the rats. Here’s how to keep them out.

By Ellen Airhart | Posted

Dumpster dumplings

Dumpster dumplings

Mimi Cheng and Dan Barber are putting trash on your table — in a good way

By Ellen Airhart | Posted February 6, 2017

Trash Queens Episode 4: Destination: Governor’s Island

Trash Queens Episode 4: Destination: Governor’s Island

How your food scraps are transformed into super soil

By Ellen Airhart | Posted February 1, 2017

VIDEO: Trash Queens Episode 3: Frozen Compost

Let it go… into the freezer

By Ellen Airhart | Posted January 18, 2017

Trash Queens Episode 2: Compost Commitment Phobia

Trash Queens Episode 2: Compost Commitment Phobia

Testing the Trash Queens’ limits on personal sustainability

By Ellen Airhart | Posted January 11, 2017

VIDEO: Join the Trash Queens

A video series you won’t want to throw away

By Ellen Airhart | Posted January 6, 2017

PODCAST: New wind turbines are for the birds

PODCAST: New wind turbines are for the birds

Engineers place more powerful wind turbines further apart, but still can’t save the birds

By Ellen Airhart | Posted December 9, 2016

The green monster in Central Park

The green monster in Central Park

New York City wants to try a new strategy to fight pond scum

By Ellen Airhart | Posted November 11, 2016

The city’s not just on your mind — it's in it

The city’s not just on your mind — it’s in it

Particles from air pollution end up in your brain

By Ellen Airhart | Posted October 22, 2016

The mercurial effects of exercise

The mercurial effects of exercise

Exercise can’t hurt — but if you were exposed to mercury in the womb, it might not help your brain

By Ellen Airhart | Posted October 1, 2016