I write about sustainability, cities, climate change, the environment, politics, internet policy, food, and more.
I edit Smithsonian’s SmartNews blog, and you can find my writing online and in print at publications like Grist, the American Prospect, Salon, Lucky Peach, the New Republic, New York Mag, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the Boston Globe.
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Good ‘Til the Last Drop
Will the Real Great Gatsby Please Stand Up?
on climate change, sustainability and the environment
Waffling on climate change? Consult friends, not science
Obama’s climate change quandry
In Gasland sequel, fracking saga’s pressure ratchets up
The mother of all rides: Biking across America on the old Route 66”
Ikea won’t tell where it gets its wood — and Congress is about to give it a pass
Wildfires too hot? Jump in the Senate office pool
GOOD, Green Innovation
on homeland security and disaster recovery
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
The Washington Independent
A Flood of Money Slow to Fix New Orleans Schools
Center for Public Integrity
Homeland Security’s Billion-Dollar Bet on Better Communications
Interoperability: A Priority for Homeland Security?
Is Congress failing on homeland security oversight? (Published in partnership with Politico)
In the stacks: How the library keeps track of what New York wants to read
The other Manhattan project
Fast times on Ave. A
Thank You for Not Hating N.Y.U.
Is the East Village getting noisier or just grumpier?