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 landscape. On whether — and how — people belong in protected wild areas. Earth Island Journal, Spring 2004.
I’ve also explored this topic in a few other places, including Orion magazine’s online edition and High Country News.
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.
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.