Hannah Lazo

Hannah is a senior Convergence/Science, Health & Environmental Journalism student at the Missouri School of Journalism. She has experience covering environmental issues for NBC-affiliate KOMU 8 and as a multimedia producer for the Generalitat de Catalunya and Animal Latitude, an NGO based in Barcelona, Spain. She’s currently working on stories covering climate adaption in Missouri…

Shrimp off-season

This video takes a look at Bradford farm off-season, before Tim Reinbott and David Brune start raising shrimp in June. Old McDonald had a farm with chickens, cows and pigs- not shrimp. There is a farm, however, that raises shrimp, but it is not like Old McDonald’s. Bradform Farm is a research and extension center for…

Science and social media are a powerful combination

By Elise Moser Columbia, MO– Social media has the opportunity to give scientists new ways to connect online, if only they would use it. That was the message of science and social media expert Liz Neeley* made on Saturday, March 15 at the MU Life Sciences and Society Symposium. Neeley, of COMPASS, addressed conventional academic thinking…

Start your (eco-friendly) engines

As Mizzou Eco-Racing prepares two cars for the Shell Eco-marathon in April, one team member also works toward his own goal: going back home to rebuild Indonesia. By Rebecca Dell  Update May 5, 2014: Mizzou Eco-Racing won the Communications Award at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 and received an honorable mention for the Safety Award.…

Deadly bloom

Growth can be kind of a mixed bag. Developmentally, spiritually, behaviorally, as human beings growth can be an obtainable ideal that is reached with time and (sometimes) effort. However, there can be such a thing as too much growth. In the case of an algal bloom, too much growth is causing a lot of trouble,…

Blown out: Missouri lags in wind production

By Jack Suntrup Missouri doesn’t have the coal-laced hillsides of other states, yet more than 80 percent of the state’s energy comes from the fossil fuel. The black stuff is shipped in by rail or truck to feed Missouri’s energy appetite. Despite having the potential to help fuel the state with wind turbines, with energy…