9,000 bird flu events worldwide. 1 billion chickens in an area one-quarter the size of Alabama. Poultry farmers mixing human flu viruses with birds’. Experts say it’s a recipe for disaster.
For The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
photo credit: Roy Slaterus [Sovon]
My third feature on how European cities are transforming their mobility networks for a climate-constrained future concerns Paris's new Plan Vélo.
illustration by Bill Brown
For MIT's Undark:
How lockdown-induced stress in pregnant women will likely echo in the health of American kids across the course of their lives.
Photo credit: Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday RM via Getty Images
For Businessweek's annual special "Cities" issue: The political perils of climate-fueled and Covid-accelerated lifestyle upgrades (with Marc Herman)
illustration by Baptiste Virot
For Nature: Regulators will soon grapple with how to safely administer powerful psychedelics for treating depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
For the new social justice-focused magazine Red Canary, my longtime colleague Marc Herman & I wrote about efforts in European cities to oust motorized traffic from their centers.
I traveled to five cities over five months to report this 6,000-word feature for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Although salmon and shrimp farming dominate conversations in the Global North, they represent just 10% of global aquaculture production. Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia are showing a better way.
This article was part of a package that won 2nd place for explanatory reporting, small newsrrom, from the Society of Environmental Journalists.
With Htoo Tay Zar
Assigned for The New Yorker's print publication, for reasons beyond my control I was unable to get this done in a timeframe that worked for their schedule so it ended up on the website only.
By May 2020, it looked like the Dutch had beaten coronavirus without the extreme measures of other countries. How'd they do that?
The original draft I submitted to my editor is here. No shade, just showing the longer version with more comparisons to the US
Feature for Bloomberg Green on the health effects of pre-harvest burning of sugar crops.
(Link is to Bloomberg Quint to get around the paywall.)
Feature in TheAtlantic.com on why U.S. jails are illegally holding people with mental illness before they are convicted or even tried of any crime.
I traveled to Raratonga to report on a scientific experiment to determine why some coral reefs survive bleaching events and other human insults. Assigned by the California Academy of Sciences' bioGraphic and co-published by Scientific American.
For Participant Media: The first medicine developed straight from pot plants is poised for FDA approval. What would that mean for medical cannabis, legalization, and patients in need?
I went to Madrid and Barcelona to explore a Republican billionaire's plan to build a giant hotel and casino complex, pitched as a savior for the regions' sagging economies.
For The New York Times Magazine, an exclusive on the first capital criminal case to go through a pre-adjudication restorative justice process.
"An incredible story, masterfully told."—Dave Eggers