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5/1/15
Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It?

Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It?

Published by National Geographic Magazine.

Dams are rising all along the Mekong River. The people of Southeast Asia need clean electricity--but also the fish and rice that an undammed river provides. With spectacular photos by David Guttenfelder.


3/20/15
What Roads Have Wrought

What Roads Have Wrought

Published by The New Yorker.

No matter the ecosystem--forest, prairie, patch of moss--the effects of habitat fragmentation are ruinous.


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.


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.


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