Online shopping warehouses are reshaping rural America July 1, 2024

What happens when Dave Chappelle buys up your town? April 28, 2023

How to win battles over water in the parched American West June 7, 2022

The Economist

Pride and Prejudice: The debate about Native American-themed team names goes local Mar. 26, 2022

The Boston Globe

Our debt to places that are sinking July 18, 2021

The New York Times

The Fight to Tame a Swelling River With Dams That May Be Outmatched by Climate Change Mar. 22, 2019

Archaeologists and Metal Detectorists Find Common Ground Jan. 17, 2017

Need Better Morale in the Workplace? Simulate a Plane Crash Jan. 8, 2017

Choke Point of a Nation: The High Cost of an Aging River Lock Nov. 23, 2016

A Mail Boat Stays Afloat Aug. 20, 2016

The New Yorker [online]

The Lost-Jewelry Hunters Jan. 21, 2016

The Wall Street Journal

Losing to Illinois at Tug of War Puts Iowa at the End of Its Rope Sept. 7, 2016

Pittsburgh Tries to Eat Its Way Through a Savage Weed May 23, 2016

Gull Migration Adds Hitchcock to Tugboat Dock June 27, 2015

At This Giant Flea Market, the Big Haul Goes to the Porters June 12, 2015

Did Dinosaurs Have Lips? Paleoartist Puts a Face on Ancient Bones Mar. 21, 2015

This Old-Fashioned Printing Shop Knows Where It’s @ Nov. 3, 2014

A Hobby With Some Heavy Lifting Mar. 14, 2016

A Trail Designer’s Job: Get Inside Hikers’ Minds June 2, 2015

Having a Ball: Young New Yorkers Revive Old Dance Craze Mar. 25, 2015

Chief Engineer for Governors Island Ferry Commutes From Detroit Area Nov. 14, 2014

Undark Magazine

Navigating a Sea of Superlatives in Pursuit of the Asian Carp June 25, 2018

(republished in Scientific American)

Why are we so afraid of nuclear power? Jan. 26, 2023

(republished in Mother Jones)

Pacific Standard

A Movement Against the Melting Pot Dec. 12, 2017

Crain’s New York Business

Fighting the Tides of Change in Red Hook Jan. 23, 2018


Preventing climate change is hard, preparing for it is easy May 15, 2021

(republished on Yahoo News)

New Orleans Advocate/ Times-Picayune

Joe Biden’s infrastructure team should learn from Louisiana April 23, 2021


In the “Black Mayonnaise” of Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, Alien Life Is Being Born Mar. 22, 2016


“Should Paris become Pair-EE?” The American media’s pronounced struggle with foreign languages Jan. 12, 2016

The Christian Science Monitor

In New York, Mexico’s richest immigrants lend hand to their countrymen Oct. 26, 2015


After Hastening Gentrification, A Brooklyn Super Has Regrets May 12, 2014

Brooklyn Paper

Ooze Cruise: Watercraft to Cart Sewage from Newtown Creek Plant Dec. 1, 2014