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I’m a journalist. I write mostly about science, agriculture and the environment. I currently cover cover climate science as a reporter for ClimateWire, which is part of E&E Publishing. My work has also appeared in Scientific American online and in OnEarth magazine. I spent a couple years as the online editor at the independent, nonprofit magazine High Country News where, between maintaining social media, editing, intern training, website duties and podcast responsibilities, I also squeezed in a fair bit of writing, both for HCN and for other outlets. I’ve also worked as a newspaper reporter in Colorado covering pretty much everything, from education and arts to religion and breaking news.

Here are some links to my writing.

Climate Change

Theory linking Arctic warming to weird weather so ‘cutting edge,’ it’s hard to prove

Boulder’s fight to ‘decarbonize’ shows a ‘perfect community’ can find it exhausting

Targets of climate hate mail rally to support one another

Climate scientists, facing skeptics’ demands for personal emails, learn how to cope

An interview with NASA’s man in charge of taking ‘selfies’ of the Earth

Yes it’s cold in parts of the U.S., but the chill is far from historic

Antarctic expedition mired in ice — and controversy

Study finds U.S. methane emissions higher than past estimates, points to oil and gas drilling

Scientists close in on planet’s oldest ice

Missing data from Arctic one reason for ‘pause’ in global temperature rise – study

How media pushed the climate change ‘pause’ into the mainstream 

‘Pause’ are for kittens, and global warming continues, say scientists

Could the ‘biblical’ northern Colo. floods have been predicted?

The tricky science of proving a link between a warmer Arctic and wacky weather

How NASA’s Robert Simmon makes climate science beautiful

In a Utah gas field, potent quantities of a greenhouse gas rise into the atmosphere

How a company found a business in measuring leaking methane (3/3)

Scientists, industry, and regulators all struggle with the suspect math of natural gas leaks (2/3)

Is natural gas more climate-friendly? Researchers map thousands of leaks in Washington, D.C. (1/3)

Researchers “wire” a forest to decipher how New England’s maples respond to climate change

Lightning may hold the key to better tornado warnings

You’ll never look at crashing waves quite the same: researchers unmask secrets of sea spray and clouds

Vandalism on the high seas leaves gaps in key climate data

Food, Agriculture & Water

Feature: Water shortages threaten the U.S. restaurant industry

Feature: Milk and Water Don’t Mix: How a chain-smoking Texan forced the New Mexico dairy industry to clean up its act

Feature: Big Beef – Cattlemen struggle against giant meatpackers and other economic squeezes (5/1/2012 – Nominated for a Livingston Award for young journalists under 35.)

Sodbusting farmers plow up Northern Plains prairie

 

Science & Environment

Frozen Assets: Climate change threatens Colorado’s ski industry

Feature: Weed Whackers: Great Basin scientists unleash new weapons to fight invasive cheatgrass

Dam that methane

Capturing our way out of the carbon mess

The mystery of Death Valley’s missing pupfish

Forestry + genetics = A blister rust solution?


Education

Breathing Easy: Asthma group promotes prevention through mobile clinic

Into the Wild: Rue Mapp’s group Outdoor Afro encourages black people to explore nature