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 the PDF of “Going the Distance,” National Wildlife, October 2019.
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.
From the Arctic to Antarctica, ocean debris is killing marine wildlife—but we still have the power to stop plastic pollution. Originally published by National Wildlife. MARCUS ERIKSEN WAS SITTING IN A FOXHOLE in Kuwait in 1991 when he hatched a plan that guided the rest of his life. Hunkered down in the sand, surrounded by burning […]
Click here for “Power Play,” National Wildlife, October 2018. Opens as a PDF.
Click here for “When Animals Grieve,” National Wildlife, February 2018. Opens as a PDF.
Exotic garden plants can wreak unexpected havoc with indigenous species and ecosystems. Originally published in National Wildlife. AMONG THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, few are as elegant as cedar waxwings, with their black costume-ball masks and yellow tail tips. “Whoever once gets within a good view of them and notes the exquisite coloring of the […]
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.
J Nichols believes we’ll better understand the value of ocean conservation if we think about our emotional connection to the sea. Originally published in Duke Magazine. ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON THIS PAST MARCH, Wallace J. Nichols took out a cloth drawstring bag and distributed its contents: oversized glass marbles the color of a tropical sea. […]
And whether it can, and should, be brought back to life a century after it disappeared. Originally published in Audubon Magazine. Reprinted in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015, edited by Rebecca Skloot (Mariner Books, 2015). “Men still live who, in their youth, remember pigeons; trees still live who, in their youth, were shaken by […]