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Ellen 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.

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July 26, 2017

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

July 26, 2017

Wide open spaces that power more than just tumbleweeds

July 24, 2017

A dedicated crew gets plastic out of trees

May 29, 2017

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

May 15, 2017

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

May 15, 2017

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

February 6, 2017

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

February 1, 2017

How your food scraps are transformed into super soil

January 18, 2017

Let it go… into the freezer

January 11, 2017

Testing the Trash Queens’ limits on personal sustainability

January 6, 2017

A video series you won’t want to throw away

December 9, 2016

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

November 11, 2016

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

October 22, 2016

Particles from air pollution end up in your brain

October 1, 2016

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

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