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.

Did Texas Pastor Say Keep Weapons ‘Loaded’ Before Inauguration?
  • 14 January 2021
The pastor has cited a handful of conspiracy theories that Snopes has previously debunked.
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Did New York Throw Away COVID-19 Vaccines?
  • 14 January 2021
Many logistical challenges had to be addressed in the initial rollout of the coronavirus vaccine.
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Will January 2021 Feature a Full ‘Wolf Moon’?
  • 12 January 2021
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Was ‘TRUMP’ Carved into a Florida Manatee’s Back?
  • 12 January 2021
Harassing a manatee comes with a price tag of up to $100,000 if convicted.
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Did NPR Publish Article Describing Capitol Riot Before It Happened?
  • 11 January 2021
The original headline went through at least two updates as the story developed.
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Was ‘Capitol Invasion’ Lego Set Released Months Ahead of DC Riot?
  • 11 January 2021
The purported set included a Lego likeness of a man dressed in horns and furs.
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Did Man at Capitol Riot Die After Accidentally Tasing Himself?
  • 10 January 2021
Five persons died in conjunction with the Capitol riot, but some reports surrounding their deaths...
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Did a Newspaper Incorrectly Identify Capitol Rioters as Antifa?
  • 10 January 2021
The photograph showed members of a mob climbing the exterior walls of the U.S. Capitol.
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Does California Have an Abandoned City Near Joshua Tree?
  • 8 January 2021
It’s been dubbed the biggest abandoned ghost town in the U.S.
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Did Tomi Lahren Say Biden Supporters Would ‘Loot and Riot’ If He Lost Election?
  • 8 January 2021
Another tweet that didn't age well in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot...
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Does Photo Show 2 Women Saving Electoral Votes During Capitol Siege?
  • 7 January 2021
Just because a photo is real doesn't mean its caption is.
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Was US House Speaker’s ‘Podium’ Listed on eBay?
  • 7 January 2021
The listing occurred after an unidentified man was pictured carrying such an object in the...
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