Little Weed, Big Problem

HIGH COUNTRY NEWS A genetically modified grass is loose in Oregon. It could have been much worse. In the failing light of an unusually warm January day, Jerry Erstrom and I race along a dirt track behind Rod Frahm’s white pickup. Here, near Ontario, Oregon, a stone’s throw from the Idaho border, Frahm grows onions, … More Little Weed, Big Problem

Portland says no to fossil fuels

Across the world, cities are taking the lead on climate change. Take Portland, Ore., for example, which recently passed two ambitious resolutions aimed at halting plans to turn the Pacific Northwest into a fossil fuel hub. Read more in my story for Pacific Standard.  

Italian seismologists acquitted in L’Aquila

In 2012, seven Italian scientists and public officials were sentenced to six years in jail for failing to warn the city of L’Aquila about the possibility of a devastating earthquake, which arrived on April 6, 2009. But the L’Aquila Seven, as they’re known, appealed the decision in 2014 and were eventually acquitted. Read about the … More Italian seismologists acquitted in L’Aquila