Leah Gernetzke
Science

 Published in The Lakeland Times Each year, Boulder Junction’s sparkling freshwater lakes attract throngs of tourists, offering an ideal summer view and respite from the heat. But beyond their aesthetic value, lakes are also one of the region’s most important environmental powerhouses, impacting everything from the local ecosystem to global climate change. That’s precisely why […]


Published in The Oak Hill Gazette Austin might be known more for star-bound musicians and startups than caves, but unbeknownst to many, the latter is just as common – and important. In fact, the hundreds of unseen caves in Austin form a crucial part of the city’s ecological heritage. Not only do they house a […]