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9/18/14
When the Snows Fail

When the Snows Fail

Published by National Geographic Magazine.

The American West faces persistent drought, whether or not relief comes this winter. When will the hard choices be made? With stunning panoramas by Peter Essick and a virtual tour of Sierra snowmelt.


7/28/14
Caviar's Last Stand

Caviar's Last Stand

Published by Medium.

How the international caviar underground ended up in the Ozarks. Reported and written with generous and steadfast support from the Food and Environment Reporting Network.


7/18/14
Genderswapping the Classics

Genderswapping the Classics

Published by Aeon Magazine.

Wherein Bilbo Baggins is still a girl, stories are both particles and waves, and the comment thread is long and filled with Orcs.


10/8/13
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013

Published by Houghton Mifflin.

My Scientific American story "Which Species Will Live?" is included in the 2013 edition of this great anthology, edited this year by Siddhartha Mukerjee.


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