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5/1/15
Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It?

Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It?

Published by National Geographic Magazine.

Dams are rising all along the Mekong River. The people of Southeast Asia need clean electricity--but also the fish and rice that an undammed river provides. With spectacular photos by David Guttenfelder.


8/5/15
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.


8/3/15
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.


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.


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