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Rachel Nuwer
Rachel Nuwer is a Brooklyn-based science journalist who writes about the environment for the New York Times, Audubon, Smithsonian, and others. When not hunched over her desk, she enjoys eating swamp rats in Vietnam or avoiding alligators in her native Biloxi, Mississippi.
Stories by Rachel Nuwer
November 18, 2013
Last week the government destroyed six tons of seized ivory in an effort to get tough on the illegal wildlife trade. Can similar efforts worldwide save elephants from extinction?
April 22, 2013
There’s no way to link the Deepwater Horizon blowout to dolphin deaths, mutated animals, and other strange occurrences in the Gulf of Mexico without toxicology studies. And few are getting funded.
December 20, 2012
Could bugs be the new beef? They’re full of protein and more sustainable than most other food sources, but Western palates remain insect-averse.
October 17, 2012
A new film dives into the oyster’s historical crash in New York City and its future that may rise from the muck.
October 17, 2012
Pass the cocktail sauce. Nearly a century after pollution ousted oysters from New York City waters, the shellfish may soon resurface.
November 16, 2010
Overfishing has led Indian fisheries to rely on less marketable species for profit — a practice that could have severe ecological consequencesTrash fish in India, ready to be sold. Credit: A.S. Lobo Would you consider... read more >