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9/18/14
When the Snows Fail

When the Snows Fail

Published by National Geographic Magazine.

The American West faces persistent drought, whether or not relief comes this winter. When will the hard choices be made? With stunning panoramas by Peter Essick and a virtual tour of Sierra snowmelt.


12/18/14
The Carnivores Next Door

The Carnivores Next Door

Published by The New Yorker.

Mad Danish monarchs, fig-eating wolves, a cameo by Charlemagne, and some really interesting questions about the nature of wilderness and wildness.


12/16/14
Mystery in Laos

Mystery in Laos

Published by National Geographic.

In December 2012, environmental reformer Sombath Somphone was detained at a traffic stop in Vientiane, Laos. He has not been seen or heard from since.


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 by Siddhartha Mukerjee.


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