Articles

A few articles from my portfolio.

This is What Legalization Looks Like:
What Washington’s new pot licensing system can teach the North Coast

When cannabis cultivation is regulated, the advantage shifts from rule-breakers to rule followers. A cover story for the North Coast Journal,  January 9, 2014.

Is Pot-Growing Bad for the Environment?
Marijuana prohibition sabotages efforts to reduce the industry’s environmental damage,  in The Nation, November 2013.

My Low-Carbon Diet: From gas gluttony to fuel fitness in three weeks A look at daily life at two radically different carbon footprints — and what it would take to shrink our carbon footprint even further. Sierra Magazine, September/October 2006.

Painting ourselves into the landscapeOn whether — and how — people belong in protected wild areas. Earth Island Journal, Spring 2004.

FromClearcutToOldGrowth

I’ve also explored this topic in a few other places, including Orion magazine’s online edition and High Country News.

The River Next Time

FishDiversion03  Barging salmon on the Snake

Nice Boulders, but Where’s the Fish? From the now-defunct Whole Earth magazine, on whether watershed restoration is effective at recovering salmon populations.

Klamath Water Wars: Systems Out of Sync An op-ed from the Christian Science Monitor, on the root causes of the conflict over water rights in the Klamath basin.

No Water, No Barley, No Beer - Klamath 2001

Whales: Beyond Bumper-sticker Chic An op-ed from the Christian Science Monitor, on the hunting of whales by the Makah Indians in Washington State.

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