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.)


  • Bill Abbott

    Uncharted Waters

    Sardines and anchovies are taking to new waters in response to climate change.

  • Yuri Levchenko

    Bird's Eye View

    The story of one region’s seagulls reveals the enormous and surprising influence humans have on the environment.

  • Chris Smith

    Fall Guys

    Canada is killing wolves to save endangered caribou. The real problem? Tar sands development.

  • chococliff

    Teaming Up with Termites

    The insects’ mounds may be unlikely allies in the fight against desertification.

  • bark

    Don't Stop Planting Milkweed

    New research shows a certain type of milkweed can harm monarchs—but we still need to give these butterflies something to snack on.