Featured Work

Pipe Dreams

Pipe Dreams

Published by Buzzfeed.

The North American Water and Power Alliance, an audacious plan to reroute the continent's rivers, could have ended the Western drought forever--at a price.

Learning from the Legacy of a Catastrophic Eruption

Learning from the Legacy of a Catastrophic Eruption

Published by The New Yorker.

On the morning of May 18, 1980, when Mt. St. Helens erupted, most people were trying to get as far away from the mountain as they could. Jerry Franklin was already wondering how to get closer.

The Bigger Burn

The Bigger Burn

Published by High Country News.

After a record-setting wildfire, a county in rural Washington recovers--and prepares for more.

The Norton Reader:

The Norton Reader: "Which Species Will Live?"

Published by W.W. Norton.

My Scientific American essay "Which Species Will Live?" is included in the fourteenth edition of the venerable Norton Reader.

+ View More