Monday, May 22, 2017

I'm back!

Well hello there. It's been a while.

As announced here a few months ago, my freelancing days are mostly behind me. I am now the editor and lead writer of a new environmental website that launched this past week after four months of development. It's called The Revelator.

I'll still do the odd bit of freelancing here and there, but for the most part The Revelator will be the home for my journalism moving forward.

And moving forward, we are. We were only "live" for three days last week, but that short time included a whole bunch of new pieces by me, including my opening editorial for the first day and several articles. Here's the whole list:

Welcome to The Revelator

The Extinction Crisis is Here. How do We Keep from Feeling Overwhelmed?

Whooping Cranes Could Be Wiped Out by Climate Change

GreenLatinos: Working Locally, Connecting Nationally

Trump’s Border Wall Could Impact an Astonishing 10,000 Species

Drawdown: 100 Powerful (and Sometimes Surprising) Solutions to Global Warming

Expect a lot more moving forward. We're just warming up!

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Green Falcons

This profile of the Atlanta Falcons' efforts to build a "green" stadium is pretty much the last of the freelance articles that I had in the queue before taking the new job -- I turned it in close to six months ago! -- and it's also one of the few times you'll ever find me writing anything sports-related. 

Green Beyond the Field – American Builders Quarterly

Right now I'm deep into work to create the new environmental news site I announced a few weeks back. I'll tell you more about that soon!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Elephants, Bees & Drones

Hey there! Miss me?

I haven't had many articles to share lately because I'm deep in the development of the brand-new environmental news that I announced a few weeks ago. More details on that will come soon, but for now, here's one more freelance article that finally made its way into the world:

How to Get Elephants to Buzz Off - Scientific American

Lots more coming soon -- well, maybe not soon, but before too much longer!

Monday, February 6, 2017


Hey folks! Posts on this blog are going to be few and far between for the next couple of months while I prepare to launch the new environmental news site that I announced last week. I still have a handful of articles working their way toward publication, though. Therefore, here's this week's one and only link, for Hakai Magazine:

Hawai‘i Is Being Overrun by Invasive Cannibals

More as I have it -- and lots more in about two months!

Monday, January 30, 2017

An article and a transition

Credit: J. Todd Poling, Flickr (CC BY-2.0)
So this week's only published article was more of an announcement. Here it is:

Not an Extinction, a Transition

That's right, after a decade of freelancing, I have taken a full-time editorial job to create a brand-new environmental news site, which will be affiliated with the Center for Biological Diversity. This independent site, which launches soon, will be the home of my "Extinction Countdown" articles moving forward, as well as other writing about climate change, public lands, environmental health and related topics. There will be hard-hitting investigative journalism, current news, commentary and thought pieces from leaders in the environmental community, and a whole lot more.

Expect to hear more about the new site in the coming weeks and months.

I still have a few completed freelance pieces in the queue at various publishers, and I will continue to write a few things here and there that don't fit the scope of the new site, but for the most part, all of my writing and editorial efforts will now be found in a single location.

So yes, a big transition and a big opportunity to tell meaningful stories that help create change in the world. You can't get much better than that!

Monday, January 23, 2017