Selected and Recent Articles and Essays

Monday
Nov172014

Making Green Building Mainstream

No longer a luxury, green architecture is meeting the looming challenges of population growth and climate change.

Beacon  November 12, 2014

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Thursday
Oct232014

When Climate Change Comes After Even the Most Common Species

The northern bobwhite quail offers a window into efforts by scientists to protect landscapes, not just individual species.

PBS NewsHour  October 13, 2014   Link 

This article originally was published on Beacon Reader as part of the Bracing For Impact project.   Link

Thursday
Oct232014

The Dream Investor 

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel attempts to disrupt conventional education with his 20 Under 20 Fellowship.

Popular Science  September 14, 2014

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Thursday
Oct232014

The Fish That Could Save Antarctica

The Ross Sea, and the Antarctic toothfish, hang in the balance

Popular Science  June 9, 2014

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Wednesday
Feb192014

Photo: Susan MoranTag, you're it

Advances in radio and satellite tagging unveil the secret lives of animals

Science New for Students  February 19, 2014

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Wednesday
Feb192014

Courtesy Jane QiuCreating New Gear to Help Humans Survive Arctic Odds

As more and more tourists and workers head to the thawing Arctic, technology is helping them suit up for the high north.

Popular Science  February 11, 2014

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Saturday
Sep282013

Courtesy Chris McPhersonShort Circuit

A 12-year-old’s Quest to Remake Education, One Arduino at a Time

Popular Science September 2013

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Saturday
Sep282013

Beans with Benefits

Legumes are gaining attention as an environmentally friendly resource for feeding a crowded planet.

Ensia September 9, 2013

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Tuesday
Jul092013

The Nitrogen Underground  Scientists trace nitrogen through the soil in a quest to tame pollution from agriculture.

Discover  July/August 2013

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Monday
Feb112013

Dispatches from the Arctic

In this series for Popular Science, I wrote three articles from Tromso, Norway, about the science and implications of global warming in the North Atlantic Arctic.

Sunday
Feb102013

The Science and Geopolitics of a Warming Arctic

Popular Science

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Saturday
Feb092013

In An Era of Climate Change, Where Will the Fish, And the Money, Go?

Popular Science

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Thursday
Feb072013

As the Earth Warms, the Lure of the Arctic's Natural Resources Grows

Popular Science

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Wednesday
Nov142012

Tough (and tougher) Times On the Ranch:Cow whisperers, gene jockeys, and the old-guard wrestle with lingering impacts to farms and ranches from this year's drought -- and brace for a future that looks to be a lot less predictable.

The Daily Climate  14 November 2012

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Wednesday
Nov142012

Going Underground: New work on how to clean up coal

The Economist  18 August 2012

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