Iowa native Willy Blackmore is a writer and editor who covers the environment, culture, and food.

Articles by Willy Blackmore

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Social Dilemma: What’s at Stake When We Propel Wild Birds to Stardom?

By Willy Blackmore
October 03, 2023 — Manhattan Bird Alert, a New York-based social media account, has fueled the rise of celebrity birds while attracting droves of new birders. But like many a story of unchecked fame, the phenomenon is also a cautionary tale.
From Audubon Magazine

A Better Way to Decrease Disastrous Flooding on the Mississippi River

By Willy Blackmore
October 10, 2019 — Our attempts to wall in a surging Mississippi have failed up and down the river, leading to catastrophic flooding. Now momentum is building to work with nature, not against it.