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Hannah Weinberger


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Hannah:

'Murder hornet' gets new, more ethical, name

The change comes after a WA state entomologist requested a less damaging name for the hornet species. → Read More

For some families, gardening starts with SNAP benefits

Using food stamps to grow produce could prove useful if more people—and retailers—knew about it. → Read More

More mosquitoes in WA could come with hotter, longer summers

Climatologists, entomologists and public health experts worry our sunny, mostly bugless summers in the PNW could soon be a thing of the past. → Read More

Why the poaching of one gray wolf in Washington matters — High Country News – Know the West

Losing one of the state-endangered species can mean the pack not only loses pups, but dissolves entirely. → Read More

One wolf was poached in WA. Here’s why it’s a big deal

The illegal killing of a female wolf spurred multiple conservation groups to put up a $15,000 reward to find the poacher. → Read More

One year in, there’s an emotional toll from reporting on COVID-19

A reporter reflects on the relationships she’s built with sources amid chaos and uncertainty. → Read More

Invasive mussels in aquarium supplies alarm wildlife managers — High Country News – Know the West

Potentially devastating zebra mussels found in Northwest pet stores. → Read More

Vaccines, comorbidities, immunity: Answering your COVID questions

We dive into reader questions about vaccine logistics, supporting health care workers and more. → Read More

Bill Gates is investing big in American farmland

The Microsoft co-founder’s personal investments mirror a growing trend amongst the uber-wealthy. → Read More

How far Washington has to go to make roads safe for everyone

The state needs to spend $5.7 billion to fix roads for cyclists and pedestrians, a draft transportation plan says. → Read More

How to avoid cabin fever in WA’s pandemic winter

With mental health on the line, Washingtonians are finding creative, safe ways to get outside. → Read More

The weakest link in WA’s new COVID-tracking app? Us

Our state is the latest to adopt a coronavirus exposure app to assist contact tracing efforts. But its effectiveness depends on the people using it. → Read More

A COVID vaccine is coming. Here’s how WA is preparing

With multiple vaccines on the way, local governments face major logistical challenges to distribute doses. → Read More

Third wave of COVID-19 spikes in King County — and we aren’t ready

The pandemic enters a dangerous new phase, threatening essential workers, holiday plans and more. → Read More

King County hospitals are making sure patients can vote

Washington makes it easier for hospitalized patients to vote than some other states. But many medical professionals aren't taking any chances. → Read More

What the pandemic has done to WA’s flagship shellfish industry

The pandemic tanked the shellfish industry, but growers are “tentatively optimistic” that things are looking up. → Read More

Wildfire smoke is still hurting Washington, weeks later

An epic season of smoke damages our environment and economy in ways that could last much longer than the haze. → Read More

Raining champions: 4 PNW weather bloggers you should read

Cliff Mass isn't for everyone. Fortunately there are other smart people in the region with their eyes on the skies. → Read More

The emotional roller-coaster of reporting on orca pregnancy in Puget Sound

Science reporter Hannah Weinberger finds more to worry about when exploring happy orca news. → Read More

How racism adversely affects wildlife, too — High Country News – Know the West

New research exposes how systemic racism physically alters ecosystems for the worse. → Read More