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Jude Isabella

Jude Isabella is a freelance writer and author. She has written for numerous Canadian publications, including The Walrus, New Scientist, Canadian Geographic, Archaeology Magazine, BC Magazine, and The Tyee. She also spent more than a decade as the managing editor of YES Mag, the Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds.

Reporting beat: Science, health, and the environment.

Twitter: @judeisabella

Personal website: judeisabella.com

Stories by Jude Isabella

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Why Science Is Like One Big Potlatch

The Coast Salish had it right: sharing fish, or data, gets you more than hoarding.

By Jude Isabella, 18 May 2016


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At US Science Confab, Two Energy Futures Duel Across the Hall

In one room, talk of drastic emissions cuts. The other, oilsands at a crossroads.

By Jude Isabella, 20 Feb 2014


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Yes, You Do Have the Power to Ward off Dementia

Recent science confirms conventional brain health wisdoms, and throws a few curveballs.

By Jude Isabella, 19 Feb 2014


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As Arctic Melts, Marine Mammals Become Sentinels for Disease

Pathogens take advantage of less ice in the north. Dispatch from AAAS.

By Jude Isabella, 18 Feb 2014


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Latest Species Threatened by Climate Change: Mussels

As rising CO2 emissions lower pH level of oceans, mussels lose their grip on life: study.

By Jude Isabella, 14 Mar 2013


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From the Mouths of Ancient Whales

What primitive mammals swam the west coast? Meredith Rivin's tiny jackhammer reveals toothy clues.

By Jude Isabella, 23 Feb 2013


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Secrets of Mussels' Super Strength

Tenacious bivalve tells a lot about changing coastal ecology. Emily Carrington is taking notes.

By Jude Isabella, 19 Feb 2013


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Fixing the Broken Tomato

Meet the doctor who's on a mission to bring back all that magical flavour.

By Jude Isabella, 16 Feb 2013


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Hakai Beach Institute: A Science Hub for BC's Central Coast

Calvert Island may seem remote, but it's where research opportunities abound.

By Jude Isabella, Stephanie Brown and Kai Nagata, 31 Oct 2012


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Sifting Evidence with BC's Ancient Civilization Sleuths

For people roaming 10,000 years ago, the Central Coast was a great place to settle down, as excited researchers are proving. Part of a series.

By Jude Isabella, 30 Oct 2012


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BC's Enduring Central Coast

A natural gem. A cradle of civilization. Today's voices. Tomorrow's promise. First in a series of reports from Tyee Solutions Society.

By Jude Isabella, 29 Oct 2012


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For sport fishers, what’s the global limit

By Jude Isabella, 20 Feb 2012


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Why It's Better to Be a Sea Lion in BC, Not Alaska

Farther north, crashing population barely gets by on lean nutrition, finds BC researcher.

By Jude Isabella, 20 Feb 2012


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Humans need not be enemies of healthy ecosystems, argue two scientists

By Jude Isabella, 18 Feb 2012


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Jumbo-sized carbon footprint of farmed shrimp tracked by scientist

By Jude Isabella, 17 Feb 2012


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Behold! The Mighty Herring!

No, really. For many reasons, it's the biggest fish in BC waters. A special report

By Jude Isabella, 4 Nov 2011


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Summit to save BC herring draws First Nations, other experts

By Jude Isabella, 3 Sep 2011


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Sockeye Feel the Heat

Global warming cranks up stress on salmon. Scientists are scrambling to identify what the heat's unleashed. Second in a two-part series.

By Jude Isabella, 24 Aug 2011


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The Salmon Doctors

They do heart surgery on sockeye, splash fish to test stress, and more -- all to unlock vital secrets of survival. Part one of two.

By Jude Isabella, 23 Aug 2011


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Feds, and science, on the hook: day two of Cohen inquiry

By Jude Isabella, 17 Jun 2010


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Ghosts of vanished East Coast cod haunt Cohen inquiry

By Jude Isabella, 16 Jun 2010


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Meet the Super Sockeye

The Harrison River breed is thriving while others crash and scientists want to know why. Second of two.

By Jude Isabella, 15 Jun 2010


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Salmon of the Future

As the climate and ocean conditions change, which salmon in BC waters are likely to come out on top? Bet on pinks and Harrison River sockeyes. First of two parts.

By Jude Isabella, 14 Jun 2010


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Big Worries About Micro Particles

As firms put more nanoparticles in products, science tries to gauge the risks.

By Jude Isabella, 7 Apr 2008