I Guess the State Department Defines 'Conflict of Interest' Differently Than the Rest of Us February 27, 2014
Despite numerous ties between the agency’s consultants and TransCanada, an Inspector General’s report finds no problem with the Keystone XL environmental review process.
Is 'Ghostbusters' Secretly an Anti-EPA Screed? February 25, 2014
Yes, a government bureaucrat is the film's true villain (along with that giant marshmallow guy). But these days, fear of environmental protection should be as dated as the 1980s.
'We Don’t Want That Kind of World' December 3, 2013
Allowing our planet to warm to limits set by international agreements would be disastrous, leading climate scientist James Hansen argues in a new paper that makes the moral case for urgent action.
A Nuclear Option Even Greens Can Love November 22, 2013
The Senate’s filibuster reform could be a big win for the environment. Here’s why.
The Real Bears of New Jersey June 4, 2013
Even in the dense suburbs, chance encounters with wildlife can happen when least expected.
In Space, Everyone Can See You Frack January 18, 2013
What's that burning on the North Dakota plains? Oh, you know, just enough wasted fuel to heat half a million homes—a day.
Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands November 28, 2012
Susan Rice holds significant investments in the Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from State Department approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. (Winner of the 2013 Folio: Eddie Award for best online news coverage. See praise for this story from Columbia Journalism Review.)
In the Land of No Gas and Very Short Fuses November 5, 2012
There will be more superstorms like Sandy. New Jersey—and everyone else—needs to get ready, or things could get even uglier.
Putting Down Roots June 19, 2011
A new dad plants the seeds of home—and connects to his past—with a backyard vegetable garden.
Eels: The World's Most Mysterious Fish November 23, 2010
Salmon, famed for their heroic upstream journeys, have it easy compared with eels. James Prosek's new book will make you appreciate the strange, slime-covered creatures.
Heat + New Gizmo = Power May 27, 2010
We generate huge amounts of energy, which produces excess heat, which gets wasted. Recover 3 percent of it and you offset half the nation’s electricity needs. Cool.
Brilliant Disguise October 5, 2012
Chris Christie should lead the GOP on climate change.
President Obama Is an Introvert and So Am I October 5, 2012
But that doesn’t mean we don’t like you.
Making Space for Time January 2008
Physicists meet to puzzle out why time flows one way
Help Us Now: Frustration sets in, aid slow to come September 1, 2005
‘Our Tsunami’ Aug. 30, 2005
Contributions to The Sun-Herald's Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Suspect shoots officers in head April 6, 2006
Bomber planned more Olympics blasts, FBI hit April 14, 2005
I took that new SAT, and my old brain is beat March 13, 2005
Danger on board: Has train safety gone far enough? February 13, 2005
Race world tragedy: Plane crash kills 10 October 25, 2004
Airline’s challenge: To transform or die September 13, 2004
Wasteful or worth the price? September 12, 2004
Contractor says final goodbyes amid Iraq siege May 2, 2004
Video poker generous to Black in last election December 21, 2003
Death at the Pound: Kill rates rise as city neglects best solution June 30, 2003
Guilty until proven innocent May 24, 1995
First in a series of award-winning investigative stories about Ray Krone, a convicted killer who became the 100th person in the United States freed from death row after new DNA evidence conclusively proved that someone else committed the crime.