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Author Archives: Holly Moeller

Holly is a Ph.D. student in Ecology and Evolution, with interests that range from marine microbes to trees and mushrooms to the future of human life on this swiftly tilting planet. She's been writing "Seeing Green" since 2007, and still hasn't run out of environmental issues to cover, so to stay sane she goes for long runs, communes with redwood trees and does yoga (badly).

Hybrid Vigor

If there's one thing I love and hate about biology, it's that it is so very complicated. One of the things that makes it so complicated is sex. In this case, I'm thinking of the fact that sex likely... Read More »

Striking a Balance

Last week, I wrote about inspiration and the story of Rachel Carson. I figured I could get away with a quick summary of Carson's contributions, but judging by some of the commentary I received, I was... Read More »

The Seaweed Solution

PACIFIC GROVE, CA – “If you find yourself getting tangled in the kelp,” the commentator said over the loudspeaker, “just relax. The kelp floats, and you’ll come free.” I looked around at... Read More »

Let It Burn

MINERAL, CA – If Sierra Nevada granite is built of slates and blues, then Lassen’s volcanic rock is painted in roses and golds, I think as I watch the National Park’s iconic peaks flush at... Read More »

Droning On

Two days ago, a United States military drone operation in Pakistan killed another Taliban official. The mission was only the latest in a series of more than 350 drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004;... Read More »

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