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If you get stuck behind a paywall on any of the Bloomberg stories, copy the headline from the page l have linked to into a search engine and it will direct you to a free version of the article.

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November 2023

In the section formerly known as Op-Ed, my remarks on the results of the Netherlands' election. 

photo: John Thys/Agence France-Presse—Getty Images

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August 2023

How new orbital sensor technology can help agriculture weather the climate crisis. 

For Bloomberg Green 

photo: Rebecca Marshall/Laif/Redux

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March 2023

How to save rainforest in the face of growing demand for cocoa from China and India?

For Bloomberg 

photo: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

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January 2023

One-third of all grains grown goes to animals raised for meat. A Dutch egg producer has figured out how to feed chickens on food humans throw away. 

For Businessweek

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January 2023

For Businessweek, on a Dutch company with an unusual battery chemistry that's suited for smaller-scale energy storage.

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August 2002

For Businessweek, on why contenders to replace lithium-ion batteries are so opaque with their data.

Illustration: David Huang

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June 2002

A chemical engineer leading efforts on carbon capture at the US Dept of Energy spoke to me about challenges and opportunities for the industry. (The New York Times) 
Photo credit: Michele Gustafson

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April 2022

I co-produced a video on the back of my reporting for the story immediately below. The credit reads "reporting by" but I also helped with shot selection, transpo, and more...up to & including holding an umbrella over the camera.

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April 2022

Closing a coal mine doesn't mean the end of its contribution to climate change. How companies are harnessing methane to provide net-zero heat and electricity.  
For Bloomberg Businessweek

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February 2022

For Bloomberg: A roundup of ag-tech fixes

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December 2021

For Bloomberg: A device to shed light on the half of the world's catch that's invisible to scientists and regulators.

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August 2021

For Bloomberg: Pandemic lockdowns meant fewer crowds and less garbage. Now Amsterdam, Prague and Barcelona want to make some changes permanent.

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May 2021

Why some people think recent large seizures of ivory is good news...and why others think that's bunk

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April 2021

For Bloomberg, on little known French firm Asmodee's private-equity roll-up of the board games industry

photo: Britta Pedersen/Getty Image 

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January 2021

For Bloomberg, on new techniques to find leaks in natrual gas distribution networks.
With (mediocre at best) photos by the author!

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October 2020

Developed by Apeel Sciences, it can double or triple the shelf life of fresh produce. For Businessweek.

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September 2020

The explosive potential of the source of Beirut's deadly accident isn't even its gravest threat to human health. But fixes are on the way.
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June 2020

For Bloomberg, on a plan to change how schools are funded in the state

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April 2020

For Bloomberg Green, on a new technology to support supply-chain transparency

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June 2019

For The New York Times' science section, new technology for advancing conservation of crucial ocean habitat

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February 2019

For Bloomberg's "Hyperdrive," on how insurers are scrambling to prepare for automated vehicles.

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October 2018

For Businessweek, a short profile of a financier educating investors about the environmental impact of large-scale meat production.

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February 2018

For Bloomberg Businessweek: A biotech star with a fresh $100 million is betting stem cells can treat Crohn’s and MS and perhaps even slow aging.

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January 2018

I traveled to Tel Aviv to report for Bloomberg Businessweek on a predictive-medicine startup.

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October 2017

A story in American Prospect about an economist and a neuroscientist who teamed up to see if poverty stunts children's brain development.

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December 2017

In Fast Company, how consumer protests are affecting corporate branding strategies.

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From Sept. 2013-Dec. 2016 I was running the longform journalism product for Participant Media and produced only features. The site has since been taken down; message me through the contact form and I can send some to you. 

2013-2016

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Sept. 2013

For Los Angeles magazine, I traveled to Yosemite National Park to watch scientists create the most detailed map ever of the Sierra Nevadas.

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July 2013

For Time (print), on efforts to rehabilitate the public perception of America's most reviled dog breed.

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2013

The New York Times Magazine's Innovation issue

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Who Made That?

(Rock Climbing Wall)

2013

The New York Times Magazine's Innovation issue

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May 2013

For Slate, on the first major study of "tiger moms."

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2012

For Pacific Standard, on the dearth of inspections of facilities manufacturing generic medication overseas.

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2012

I met the renowned climate researcher at a conference and he gave me an exclusive advance copy of his new paper showing that the only mathematical explanation for recent record warming events was global warming. For Time.com

2011

Something gave me the idea that perhaps writing for HuffPo for free was a possible path to a job as an editorial writer or op-ed columnist. Clearly that didn't work out. Note: I no longer write for free.

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2009

Essay for the New York Daily News featuring adorable pictures of my younger daughter published without her consent (which she has since granted).

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2007

For Psychology Today, on treating PTSD with yoga.

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From 2004 through 2008 I was working as an editor at various magazines and as a producer for public radio news.

2004-2008

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2003

One of these was in the "Best of McSweeney's, Humor Edition" book. Eggers assured me it was assured it was a nepotism-free decision.

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After Might magazine folded in 1997 and until 2004, I worked mostly (and mostly unsuccessfully) as a screenwriter. Few of my articles prior to that are online, it being, you know, the Nineties.

1997-2004

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