For CNNTravel: Why Vacations Matter for Your Health
Travel is good for your health—mental and physical. I wrote about the research behind that simple, irrefutable fact.
For Earther: Ancient Shipwrecks Are a Treasure Trove of Climate Data
My first article published in 2018, and one of my favorites to report on in 2017! “Thousands of sailors perished in stormy seas throughout the Caribbean in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Surely they would never have guessed that their terrifying ends would help scientists in the future. But creative researchers have found a…
For Vice: California’s Wildfires Could Be the New Normal
I connected the dots between loss of Arctic sea ice and California’s recent devastating wildfire season in this piece for Vice: “Calling this [fire season] the ‘new normal’ —that’s not out of line at all,” says Professor Jennifer Francis, an atmospheric scientist and research professor in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers…
For The Daily Beast: IVF Might Bring Baby Coral Back to the Florida Keys
“When I was 7 years old, I traveled to the Florida Keys with my grandmother and learned to snorkel, spending most of the day, every day, for over a week, peering down at countless corals bursting in indescribable shapes and glorious colors. Nearly 30 years later, I returned to the same beaches, eager to strap…
For Vice: It’s 2017 and Less Than 50 Percent of the World Has Internet Access
Reporting this piece about Internet for all was especially relevant in a year where we saw the gutting of Net Neutrality: “Getting everyone online seems like a no-brainer: There can’t be anyone who opposes spreading knowledge and the empowerment that comes with it, right? Not exactly. There are some looking to keep the internet out…
For Vice: Make Antarctica Green Again?
Our world’s climate is changing, we have changed it, and now we need to prepare for what’s next. The ends of the earth are ground zero for understanding these changes. Which is why I wrote this article about the greening of the Arctic for Vice’s new environment-focused site, Impact.
For Gizmodo: How Fake Science Saved Lives in Victorian London
I had a lot of fun putting together this story on how the bad science of miasma actually ended up doing some good in Victorian London:
For Marie Claire: A (Very) Personal Essay on Dating While Childfree
I’m thrilled this essay, about the years I dated in NYC as a childfree woman, found a home at Marie Claire.
For Conde Nast Traveler: How to Feel Like you Went on Vacation by Meditating
I wrote about two of my favorite subjects: Travel and meditation! Check out the article, including great details from yoga and meditation expert Coby Kozlowski.
I’m the New Media Editor at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute!
I’m happy to announce my new position at New Media Editor at The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute! (That’s a pic of me, on the right, with Marisa, the organization’s Community of Practice manager, on the left.) I’ve been working with the organization for a couple of months to determine if it’s a good…