Jason Bittel

Jason Bittel

Bittel writes the Species Watch column for Earthwire. He also contributes to National Geographic, The Week, and Slate, and serves up science for picky eaters on his website, Bittel Me This. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two tiny wolves. (Note: Wolves may be Pomeranians.)


  • Diana Robinson

    Save the Vegetarians, Save the World

    A new review of the world’s largest herbivores shows 60 percent face extinction—and that’s bad news for everyone.

  • Kari Pihlaviita

    God Save the Hedgehog!

    The hedgie is Britain’s national species, but adoring these cuties won’t be enough to save them.

  • Tessa Farrell

    The Blue-Light Special

    Could aircraft lights in tune with bird vision help prevent costly and dangerous collisions?

  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Park Passage

    The president’s new plan to get kids into national parks (for free!) is awesome. Here’s why.

  • Delaware State University

    Scan ‘Em, Don’t Can ‘Em

    New tech allows us to get a peek at the elusive Atlantic sturgeon—and that could help save this ancient fish from extinction.