Selected and Recent Articles and Essays

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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Monday
Mar122012

Team Tracks a Food Supply at the End of the World

The New York Times  12 March 2012

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Friday
Jan062012

Could the Northeast Store Its CO2 Right Beneath Its Feet?   For years, researchers across the country have been investigating potential underground formations that could store CO2 trapped at power plants and keep it out of the atmosphere. And one of the most promising—the huge Newark Basin—sits right below part of the nation’s biggest metropolitan area.

Popular Mechanics  06 January 2012

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Wednesday
Dec072011

Brazilian Bill Weakens Amazon Protection: Agricultural lobby praises passed law, but it could encourage deforestation

Nature  07 December 2011

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Thursday
Sep222011

Nitrogen Pollution Disrupts Pacific Ocean: Surging nitrates in Asian waters could dramatically affect marine wildlife.

Nature  22 September 2011

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