As a science & environmental journalist, I write primarily about environmental health, climate, & radiation issues, but I'm also very interested in biogeochemistry & microbiology, as well as the history & philosophy of science. And, well, pretty much everything.

Emerging research shows that bacteria have powers to engineer the environment, to communicate and to affect human well-being. They may even think.

Miller-McCune Magazine   |   December 2, 2010

In the capricious world of nuclear waste, a scientist focuses on promising technologies for the capture and storage of the maddeningly elusive iodine-129. 

Miller-McCune Magazine  |   August 19, 2009


Environmental Science & Technology

January 1, 2003

Hanford's Vitrification Challenge




Environment Becomes Heredity*

Advances in the field of epigenetics show that environmental contaminants can turn genes “on” and “off” triggering serious diseases that are handed down through generations. But there’s also a more heartening prospect: The same diseases may be treated by relatively simple changes in nourishment and lifestyle.

Miller-McCune Magazine |  July 14, 2008

*First Place, Society of Environmental Journalists'        Competition, Explanatory Writing in Print, 2009

Of Two Minds: Groups Square Off on Carbon Mitigation

Environmental Health Perspectives | November 2007

A Climate Change Solution?

Beneath the Columbia River Basin, a real-life trial of the uncertain science of carbon sequestration

High Country News | September 2007

Increased risk persists two decades after radioiodine exposure

Environmental Health Perspectives

July 2011

Putting the Heat on Gas

Environmental Health Perspectives

February 2007

Better Bonding with Beans

Environmental Health Perspectives  |  August 2005

Forest Magazine   |   Spring 2006

Environmental Health Perspectives

November 2003

REACHing for Chemical Safety


With Plutonium, Even Ceramics May Slump

Science | January 2007