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8/25/16
After a Hundred Years of the Park Service, What's Next?

After a Hundred Years of the Park Service, What's Next?

Published by The New Yorker.

He was the son of a sea captain and an El Salvadoran heiress, and he brought science to the national parks. Remembering George Melendez Wright on the centennial of the National Park Service.


8/10/16
Are Conservationists Worrying Too Much About Climate Change?

Are Conservationists Worrying Too Much About Climate Change?

Published by The New Yorker.

Spoiler alert: no. But poaching and habitat loss pose more immediate threats to biodiversity.


6/15/16
What 'Frankenstein' Says About Climate Change

What 'Frankenstein' Says About Climate Change

Published by The Atlantic.

The 200-year-old novel is a testament to the innovation that can spring from environmental disaster.


1/31/16
The Science Writers' Essay Handbook

The Science Writers' Essay Handbook

A guide to my favorite form, supported by an Idea Grant from The National Association of Science Writers. A companion to The Science Writers' Handbook.


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