Michael Graw

Oceanography

Oregon State University

Michael is a freelance science writer and photographer focused on how science, the environment, and adventure intersect. He holds a Ph.D. in Oceanography from Oregon State University.

Michael has authored 6 articles

The UN reports humanity is failing its climate change goals

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No country on the planet is following the Paris Agreement's plan

Only eight hurricanes hit New England in 100 years. Soon more will head for Boston

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Climate change is shifting storm paths, and new targets are underprepared

We know how to fight wildfires effectively. Why don't we do it?

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Prescribed burns lessen the damage, but the risk repels lawmakers

The soil microbiome could change agriculture—if we can understand it

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Tinkering with the buzzing "social network" in the soil could be a new frontier for making crops grow faster and healthier.

These tiny methane-eating organisms have an outsize impact on our climate models

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They don't need as much oxygen as we think, and that's a big deal for climate scientists.

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Can better sleep help protect us from trauma?

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A new study suggests REM sleep may make us less vulnerable to PTSD

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Beetles exploit bacteria labor to grow their exoskeletons

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New research has revealed a "symbiotic organ" in weevils, showing how tiny organisms shape larger life

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Scientists have learned to grow brain tissue to 100x (just add water)

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A new technique to expand cells seems like science fiction: it lets researchers bypass laws of microscope physics

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