My Blog Posts

2015 17/Sep

When Pope Francis—formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires—visited Philadelphia the last weekend of September, he had plenty of options for fare to remind him of home. There’s Alma de Cuba, a bustling restaurant off Rittenhouse Square, or Gavin’s Café, a nondescript Argentinean eatery tucked between apartment buildings in the Fitler Square neighborhood. […]

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2015 17/Jun

Philadelphia-based Mycopolitan Mushroom Company, a three-man team, turns the basement of an auto-parts factory into a thriving farm. My first feature for this new publication. (Summer 2015 issue)

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2015 1/Jun

Which cities will feel the effects of climate change the most? weather.com looked at six factors ranging from extreme precipitation to sea-level rise to determine which places across our country will get hit the hardest. Here, we present our top 25. (June 2015)

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2015 6/Feb

Crimes against wildlife deplete animal populations and natural resources. Even more so when circumstances — weather, migration — make them vulnerable, particularly in the face of a changing climate. A handful of wildlife crime scene investigation labs around the country are tackling this problem, focusing on the evidence to stop these heinous acts. (Feb. 6, […]

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2014 12/Sep

In the past 15 years, close to 1,200 dams have been taken down across the U.S. But why would we remove something that likely cost taxpayers a pretty penny? How do we do it? And what happens to those ecosystems when we do? (Sept. 12, 2014)

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2014 28/Aug

Three millimeters may not sound like much. But when it’s the height water is steadily rising outside your doorstep every year, it may as well be three feet. Photographer Greg Kahn set out to capture what it’s like for these sinking towns in Maryland, in his series “3 Millimeters.” (Aug. 28, 2014)

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2014 20/Aug

The ocean floor teems with metal: copper and nickel, cobalt and silver, even gold. Many consider it the next mining frontier. Yet much of the ocean remains unstudied. As we near the first deep-sea mining expeditions, scientists scramble to get a baseline before we no longer can. (Aug. 20, 2014)

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2013 1/Jan

What would happen if monarch butterflies suddenly appeared at the wrong overwintering site? That’s the scenario Barbara Kingsolver paints in her captivating new novel, Flight Behavior. (January-February 2013 issue)

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2012 1/Sep

The RESTORE Act offers a potential influx of cash to Gulf States. Though how big a pot of money—$4.3 billion to $21 billion—as well as which projects get funded is yet to be determined. (September-October 2012 issue)

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2012 2/Aug

Organizations at home and abroad find Bergen County residents spending time and giving money toward work aimed at bettering women’s lives. Some travel to Guatemala to build schools. Others spend a day in a less well-off Bergen County town finishing a residence for teen mothers and their babies. No matter the project, the end-goal remains […]

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