Rebecca has a natural science degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment, where she had close encounters with escaped boars and poison sumac. Before getting into
radio, Rebecca snapped photos of Mongolian diatoms and published a few papers in obscure scientific journals.
Now she spends her days reporting on everything from hungry watersnakes to heritage turkeys to people who live in 300 square foot houses.
She’s won several national awards for her work including a first place National Headliner Award at the network level for her stories on the uber-destructive emerald ash borer.
Contributions from Rebecca Williams
- Genome sequencing might provide clues to how well birds adapt to climate change
A new study in the journal Science finds there are genetic differences in yellow warblers that live in different parts of the U.S. and Canada, and some of those populations seem to be more genetically …
- Our rivers and streams are getting saltier
There’s too much salt getting into our rivers and streams. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds over the past 50 years, freshwater systems across the country have b …
- UV light could be a ray of hope for bats with white-nose syndrome
Scientists might have found a new way to combat white-nose syndrome , a disease caused by a fungus killing millions of bats in the U.S. and Canada.
- Small streams tell us a lot about our ecosystems. But are we listening?
Streams can tell us a lot about the health of an ecosystem. But some researchers say we can do a better job of paying attention to those streams.
- Study: Even low levels of daily air pollution can be bad for older people
Getting exposed every day to certain kinds of air pollution can lead to a higher risk of premature death if you’re over 65. That's the finding of a new study in the Journal of the American Medica …