Liz Blossom

Val Washington is an Environmental Attorney, educator, and writer. She has written

articles, op-eds, analyses, and amicus briefs from a number of legal, policy and

advocacy positions in government, private practice, and non-profit organizations. Her

scholarly work has appeared in several legal publications and has been cited dozens of

times in law journals and court briefs.

Val’s non-legal work has consisted of a well-regarded novel, The Linkage, published

under the pen name V W Stebbins, and a range of general interest articles, under the

pen name Liz Blossom. Her articles have been published in many online and print

outlets, including the Baltimore Sun, Business Insider, the Capital Gazette (Annapolis

MD), the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Press (Newport VA), Flipboard, the Hartford

Courant, Indystar, The Morning Call (Allentown PA), MSN, MSN Canada, Newsbreak,

and USA Today.

Lastest Stories by Liz Blossom

Fish can be one of the healthiest foods there is. It’s low in harmful fats (counterintuitively fatty fish are considered a “lean” source of protein) and often high in nutrients, including...
Federal wildlife officials have recently announced the presumed extinction of some 22 animals that formerly existed in the U.S., including 11 birds, eight freshwater mussels, two fish, and a bat. The...
Though the threat of climate change has been looming for decades, the reality that it does, in fact, represent an existential crisis did not hit home for most people until quite recently. Just in the...
For travelers willing to spend some road time off the super highways, and homebodies who are okay with an occasional special outing some ways away, there are great culinary rewards for their trouble....
Winter brings a number of seasonal health risks, mainly related to the physical challenges of ice, snow, and cold. A range of health conditions exist year round but are heightened in the colder...
The 1950’s saw a new appreciation for food and menu variety, both at home and in everyday, relatively inexpensive restaurants. With women still largely out of the workforce but freed up by modern...
Fish can be one of the healthiest foods there is. It’s low in harmful fats (counterintuitively fatty fish are considered a “lean” source of protein) and often high in nutrients, including...
When we think of deadly animals, the first image that might come to mind is of a lion, blood dripping from its mouth and a mangled animal beneath him. The truth, though, is that as horrific as deaths...
Despite the bustle and complexity of modern life, the human tendency to take up more and more space, spreading the bustle ever outward, there are still places in the U.S. that remain untrammeled by...
The 2016 movie “Hidden Figures,” which was certainly about racism, was also about the treatment of women in fields that men have dominated throughout history, particularly science, math, and...
Being environmentally conscious is not all about plastic bags; it’s about making everyday choices that will — quite literally — determine our success or failure as a species. We can be...
The 2016 movie “Hidden Figures,” which was certainly about racism, was also about the treatment of women in fields that men have dominated throughout history, particularly science, math, and...
Climate change is already transforming crop production worldwide, and studies indicate that predicted changes in climate will have a severe impact on crop yields and food security in the future. As...
Winter brings a number of seasonal health risks, mainly related to the physical challenges of ice, snow, and cold. A range of health conditions exist year round but are heightened in the colder...