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.
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
How NASA’s Robert Simmon makes climate science beautiful
Is natural gas more climate-friendly? Researchers map thousands of leaks in Washington, D.C.
Researchers “wire” a forest to decipher how New England’s maples respond to climate change
Lightning may hold the key to better tornado warnings
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.
Science & Environment
Feature: Weed Whackers: Great Basin scientists unleash new weapons to fight invasive cheatgrass
The mystery of Death Valley’s missing pupfish
Forestry + genetics = A blister rust solution?
Breathing Easy: Asthma group promotes prevention through mobile clinic
Into the Wild: Rue Mapp’s group Outdoor Afro encourages black people to explore nature