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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.


11/5/14
Living With Wildfire

Living With Wildfire

Published by The New Yorker.

Fire, unlike other natural hazards, is still widely considered an enemy to be defeated, rather than a fact of life to be accepted.


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.


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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