Scientists in the Field

ERUPTION! in Indonesia

It’s been a busy summer for volcanologists in Indonesia—as the Chicago Tribune reported on August 3, the country saw three eruptions in quick succession from “Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island near Bali, the Sinabung volcano on Sumatra Island and Mount … Read more

Last Sumatran Zoo Rhino Heads to Indonesia

I’ll probably never see a Sumatran rhino again. Eight-year-old Harapan is leaving the Cincinnati Zoo for Indonesia soon. Harry is the sole member of his species viewable by the public anywhere in the world. Sumatran rhinos no longer live in any other zoos. Harapan … Read more

How Research Can Make You THROW UP!

In case you missed it, check out the blog I wrote for I.N.K. (Interesting Nonfiction for Kids), where I recount a very challenging hike up Mount St. Helens that photographer Tom Uhlman and I did while researching Eruption! Volcanoes and … Read more

Indonesian Volcanoes (Including Merapi) Erupt, Spurring Evacuations

Mount Merapi in Indonesia, discussed extensively in Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives, has erupted again, on Monday November 18, spewing ash more than 6,000 feet in the air, causing some locals to flee their villages.  Meanwhile, another … Read more

Now For Some Happier Rhino News

An incredible image has come from the jungles of Indonesia. It shows a rare Sumatran rhino, one just like the late Emi (from Emi and the Rhino Scientist, pictured, with Dr. Terri Roth) and her offspring Andalas, Suci, and Harapan … Read more

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