I’m a journalist. I write mostly about science, agriculture and the environment. I recently started covering climate science regularly for E&E News and ClimateWire. 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.
As CO2 concentrations reach ominous benchmark, daily updates begin
You’ll never look at crashing waves quite the same: researchers unmask secrets of sea spray and clouds
In a response to skeptics, researchers use an entirely new method to prove Earth has warmed
Vandalism on the high seas leaves gaps in key climate data
As Australia prepares for new weather extremes, political opposition to climate action mounts
Looking for the last decade’s missing warmth? It’s in the ocean, scientists say
Ocean acidification weakens mussell’s grip
Oceans may absorb more climate than expected
Asian and African dust influences North American weather
Coastal populations continue to increase in number and density, even with risks from rising seas and storms
Food, Agriculture & Water
Bringing good food to Oakland’s food desert
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
Idaho: the CAFO state?
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
Farm workers continue to lack basic labor rights
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
Selling water to the highest bidder
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