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Stories by Kate Prengaman

Wildfire Restoration

In September, as the fire season slows and the smoke clears, it’s obvious that 2012 was another big, bad year for wildfires. With a heat wave, a drought, and fires taking out thousands of homes in Colorado Springs and elsewhere, it seemed like everyone was talking about the weird weather this summer...

September 14, 2012 — Kate Prengaman

What Cartography Taught Me about Science Writing

Just like in journalism, the first thing one learns in a cartography class is that good maps tell stories. This semester, I’m taking cartography and journalism simultaneously, and I’ve realized that the constructions I’ve learned for how to think about making maps actually make me a better writer.In cartography, they teach that maps gain their power through the process of abstraction...

May 7, 2012 — Kate Prengaman
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