NEW YORK TIMES Read my post on cardboard and the pandemic in the New York Times’ Climate Fwd: newsletter.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN An expert on climate denial offers tips for inoculating people against coronavirus conspiracy notions. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
LOS ANGELES TIMES It had been a long day and Daniela Molnar’s mind was wandering when she saw the shape. The shape of what was already lost; the shape of something new that had just come into being. Little did she know, it was a shape that would expose a profound feeling of grief within … More An artist set out to paint climate change. She ended up on a journey through grief
In 2019, I worked as a science reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A full list of stories I wrote for the paper can be found here. Below are a few of my favorites. An artist set out to paint climate change. She ended up on a journey through grief. Turning carbon into concrete could … More Los Angeles Times
THE ATLANTIC ***Honorable mention for the 2020 Outstanding Feature Story Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists*** The “crazy worms” remaking forests aren’t your friendly neighborhood garden worms. Then again, those aren’t so great either. On a sweltering July day, I follow Annise Dobson down an overgrown path into the heart of Seton Falls Park. … More Cancel Earthworms
ADVENTURE JOURNAL In the new world of unreliable snowfall, ice skates offer a swift and sublime form of backcountry travel. The sky was the color of charcoal when Luc Mehl stepped onto the frozen ribbon of the Selawik River. The smoldering ember of the horizon announced the arrival of a cold, clear day. But it … More The revolution will be hard, fast, and frozen
NEW YORK TIMES Read my post on smartphone sustainability in the New York Times’ Climate Fwd: newsletter.
HAKAI ***Winner of the 2019 Best of the Northwest Science Writing Award from the Northwest Science Writers Association.*** Inuit in Canada and Greenland want to protect an ecological wonder—a massive Arctic polynya—at the center of their world. The little auks are hard to spot among the rocky rubble that lines the shore of northwest Greenland. … More An Oasis of Open Water
SCIENCE Faster, cheaper autonomous systems could aid in resource extraction and science. Next week, a small yellow and white–striped boat will slip out of port in Kalamata, Greece, and motor away from shore. The vessel won’t carry a captain or crew, just an array of electronics that will tell it where to go, and when … More Seafloor mappers to compete for XPRIZE
SCIENCE Government won’t dispute climate change, but will cast doubt on claimed harms. Next week, barring a last-minute intervention by the Supreme Court, climate change will go to trial for just the second time in U.S. history. In a federal courtroom in Eugene, Oregon, 21 young people are scheduled to face off against the U.S. … More Youth climate trial showcases science