SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Researchers saw a third fewer vehicle collisions with deer, elk, moose and other large mammals in the four weeks following COVID-19 shutdowns in three states they tracked. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN The gross ecosystem product, or GEP, tries to take into account the contribution of nature to the economy. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Narwhals, recognizable by their large single tusk, make distinct sounds that are now being analyzed in depth by researchers. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American’s 60-Second Science.
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 ***Listed as notable in the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020*** 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 … 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.