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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.


3/11/15
When Did the Human Epoch Begin?

When Did the Human Epoch Begin?

Published by The New Yorker.

Geologists are pondering whether the human imprint on the planet is large and clear enough to warrant the christening of a new epoch, one named for us: the Anthropocene.


2/12/15
Aldo Explains it All

Aldo Explains it All

Published by The Last Word on Nothing.

Conservation biologists are arguing over why we should protect nature, but someone has already answered that question. His name was Aldo Leopold.


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 by Siddhartha Mukerjee.


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