Operation Pollinator was written up on Turfnet.com!
It's not a perfect article. I've participated in these things before for the lab, and they are always a little bungled. I don't think that a single one of those quotes isn't heavily paraphrased.
Also, my Liberal Arts senses. They tingle. Writing is a skill. I'm not trying to pronounce myself an excellent writer, I just wish that we had a few more technical writers that could piece together sentences with some degree of craft.
I see plenty of these excellent writers in the blogs that I regularly read, and I know many of them are scientists or work in a technical profession. Why isn't this skill--a skill that is clearly evident through their non-academic writing!--something that is prized, slapped at the top of C.V.'s, and encouraged in scientific journals?
Academia, you slay me.