Please click here to be directed to “In North Carolina, pandemic prompts farmer cooperation,” Food and Environment Reporting Network, March 2020.
My recent reporting on industrial hog farms in North Carolina: “For years, complaints about North Carolina’s hog pollution vanished in state bureaucracy,” Food & Environment Reporting Network, Augusr 2019. (Also published in The Guardian and McClatchy North Carolina papers.) “Here are the rural residents who sued the world’s largest hog producer over waste and odors—and […]
Please click here to be directed to “For years, complaints about North Carolina’s hog pollution vanished in state bureaucracy,” Food & Environment Reporting Network, August 2019. You will be taken to FERN’s web site.
A fishing community in India challenges the bank’s private-lending arm in the U.S. Supreme Court. Originally published in The Nation. THE U.S.SUPREME COURT SITS ABOUT 8,000 miles from Tragadi Bandar, the patch of India’s west coast where Budha Ismail Jam has spent most of the past two decades fishing for a living. Jam’s seasonal home, […]
Anthropologists and other scholars are delving into the plight of urban communities where people struggle to meet their nutritional needs. In the process, these researchers are discovering the power, and limits, of self-reliance. Originally published in Sapiens and reprinted in Civil Eats. EVEN BEFORE ASHANTÉ REESE AND I REACH THE FRONT GATE, retired schoolteacher Alice […]
Click here for “The Cookhouse Shepherd,” Carolina Alumni Review, July 2018. Opens as a PDF.
Click here for “Shutdown,” Carolina Alumni Review, January 2018. Opens as a PDF.
Click here for “The Gulf War,” published by the Food & Environment Reporting Network, June 2016. Alternately, click here for the shorter, newsier Texas Monthly version.
Click here for “The Uncounted,” part of the Evicted & Abanadoned series, HuffPost and International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, May 2015. Click here for a follow-up (with a shared byline), “World Bank Fails To Stop Attacks, Arrests Of Villagers Protesting Big Projects,”HuffPost and International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, September 2015. Click here for another follow-up, “Is the World […]
Billions of barrels of oil lie in the Monterey Shale. The windfall from tapping into that deeply buried cache could be mind-blowing – so could the damage. Originally published in Sunset in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network. FLECKS OF GOLDEN EVENING LIGHT are starting to bathe California’s San Antonio Valley as Paula […]