Rena Kingery

Rena Kingery is a freelance science writer and fact-checker based in Bellingham. She writes about cancer research for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, and her work has appeared in Cascadia Daily News and Discover and Astronomy magazines. Read more of her stories at This story is reprinted with permission from the website, Salish Current, where it first appeared.

Oysters Threatened by Rapid Acidification of the Salish Sea

Washington state is leading the world in ocean acidification research aimed at understanding its effects on ecosystems and how it can be reduced—to benefit both marine life and humans.