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 […]
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, […]
Click here for “Shutdown,” Carolina Alumni Review, January 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 […]
Can Louisiana’s tribes restore their traditional diets as waters rise? Originally published by The Lens and the Food & Environment Reporting Network. Click here for the companion episode of the Southern Foodway Alliance’s Gravy podcast. WHEN THERESA DARDAR WAS GROWING UP in Houma, her mother used to take her to visit relatives in the Pointe-au-Chien Indian […]
Originally published in Indy Week. ON THE EVE OF THE REPUBLICAN National Convention, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee threw a welcoming party for several thousand delegates and guests. It was held at the North Coast Harbor, a recreation area—closed to the public for the evening and heavily secured—between downtown and Lake Erie. The Rock and Roll Hall […]
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.