Madison Dapcevich

Raised on an island in southeast Alaska, Madison is a master of environmental science and a perpetually curious tidepool explorer. She spent a few years working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. before reporting throughout the Rocky Mountains – before that she was once a deckhand on an Alaskan commercial fishing vessel, but that’s a story for another day. Though she covers everything from space science to medical marvels, her reporting focus lies in marine and environmental issues, climate change, and the intersect of policy and natural resource conflicts. Madison’s work has been featured in a number of publications, including those published during her staff positions at EcoWatch and IFLScience. She holds a master's degree in environmental science and natural resource journalism from the University of Montana, a graduate certificate in natural resource conflict resolution, and recently served as a science communication fellow with the Ocean Exploration Trust where she spent a summer sailing through American Samoa aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus. Her experiences have brought her to the wide-open spaces of Montana’s Big Sky Country. When not plucking away on a computer keyboard, Madison can be found traversing through the backcountry on epic whitewater explorations with her border collie, Ruka.

Vehicle, Transportation
Is this California ‘ASN FLU’ License Plate Real?
  • 15 April 2021
Some said pictures of the plate ignited "online controversy."
  • Fact Check
Read more
Landscape, Outdoors, Nature
Did US Government Develop Implantable COVID-Detecting Microchip?
  • 15 April 2021
Think of it as a “check engine” light.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Word
Are COVID-19 Tests Sterilized With a Chemical Linked to Cancer?
  • 14 April 2021
Expected 2020 federal limitations on ethylene oxide emissions were paused in response to the pandemic.
  • Fact Check
Read more
First Aid, Text, Box
Did CDC Recommend Temporary Pause in US J&J Vaccine Distribution?
  • 14 April 2021
The vaccine was one of three deemed safe under an emergency-use authorization.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Hole
Does This Photo Show Skin Punctured by a Needle?
  • 12 April 2021
Maybe there are some things we aren't supposed to see.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Did CDC recommend wearing tin foil masks
Did CDC Recommend Everyone Wear Tin Foil Face Masks To Prevent COVID-19?
  • 13 April 2021
Move over tin foil hats. Tin foil face masks are here!
  • Fact Check
Read more
Dog tags found in the belly of an alligator
Were 5 Dog Tags Found in a 445-Pound Alligator’s Stomach?
  • 11 April 2021
It might be faster to fact-check what this gator didn't eat.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Ted Nugent claims there was COVID 1 through 18
Did Ted Nugent Ask Why There Were No Lockdowns for ‘COVID 1 Thru 18’?
  • 11 April 2021
In a 12-minute video, the musician amplified several bogus claims and conspiracy theories about COVID-19.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Did Jay-Z Buy DMX’s Masters to Give to His 17 Kids?
Did Jay-Z and Beyonce Buy DMX’s Masters to Benefit His 17 Kids?
  • 11 April 2021
The sale was rumored to cost $10 million.
  • Fact Check
Read more
Animal, Fish, Carp
Did World’s Oldest Fish ‘Hanako’ Live To Be 226 Years Old?
  • 12 April 2021
Hanako, a scarlet koi, was rumored to have been alive at the time of the...
  • Fact Check
Read more
Bird, Animal, Ivory
Is This What Barn Owls Look Like ‘Naked’?
  • 10 April 2021
We think they’re hootiful!
  • Fact Check
Read more
Symbol, Animal, Flag
Is California Home to the ‘Most Miserable Cities’ in America?
  • 8 April 2021
Check the limitations of this list before you book that moving trailer.
  • Fact Check
Read more