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3/24/14
Can Coal Ever Be Clean?

Can Coal Ever Be Clean?

Published by National Geographic.

In a word: No. But to reduce the worst risks of climate change, we need to make coal power a lot cleaner than it is now.


12/9/13
The Science and Art of Science Writing

The Science and Art of Science Writing

Published by The New York Times.

I blame a rattlesnake for my career.


10/31/13
The Ghost Commune

The Ghost Commune

Published by Aeon Magazine.

"Unplugging from the electrical grid was relatively easy. What we didn't realize was that we needed the human grid, too." A personal reflection on my 15 years off the grid in rural Colorado.


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, edited this year by Siddhartha Mukerjee.


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