California’s thinning fog

Warming linked to urbanization has caused a dramatic decline in low-lying marine clouds over coastal Southern California. Science Magazine, March 2015. Image … More

The rock snot onslaught

A mysterious algae known as “rock snot” is smothering wild rivers — and may hold clues to their future. High Country … More

A Better Bovine

A rancher and a researcher search for a desert-friendly cow — and think they’ve found one. High Country News, November 2014.

Don’t Blame the Beetles

My feature in Science Magazine, on the connection — or lack thereof — between beetle-killed forests and wildfire in the … More