William Allen

William Allen
The disappearing polar bears
11:00 pm
Sat May 17, 2008

The disappearing polar bears

Hope, the sole polar bear at the St. Louis Zoo, is set to begin another summer of backstroking, ball-playing and other antics in the protective custody of the zoo’s Bear Bluffs exhibit.

Hope in St. Louis

Michael Abbene | St. Louis Zoo

Hope, the only remaining polar bear at the St. Louis Zoo, is 23 years old.

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Analysis - Earthquakes reinforce need for planning
11:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2008

Analysis - Earthquakes reinforce need for planning

As windows rattled, beds shook and bricks tumbled, Midwesterners
inevitably reacted with shock, fear and even wonder at Friday’s series
of earthquakes centered in southeastern Illinois and felt across a
dozen states.

about the author


William Allen teaches science journalism at the University of Missouri
at Columbia and leads the Agricultural Journalism Program. He reported
on science, medicine and the environment for the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch from 1989-2002.

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Analysis - Earthquakes reinforce need for planning
11:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2008

Analysis - Earthquakes reinforce need for planning

As windows rattled, beds shook and bricks tumbled, Midwesterners
inevitably reacted with shock, fear and even wonder at Friday’s series
of earthquakes centered in southeastern Illinois and felt across a
dozen states.

about the author


William Allen teaches science journalism at the University of Missouri
at Columbia and leads the Agricultural Journalism Program. He reported
on science, medicine and the environment for the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch from 1989-2002.

Read more