The Nature Cure
Outside magazine (cover story)
Inside the health revolution that could save your life.

Air Pollution Causes Dementia 
WIRED / Mother Jones
Researchers now have even more proof that air pollution can cause dementia.

Anxiety Fallout

Johns Hopkins Magazine
Are we ready for the looming post-COVID mental health crisis?

The Incredible Link Between Nature and Your Emotions 
Outside magazine, online
More and more evidence suggests that nature does something essential for our mental health.

Cross Contamination
How states poison each other with toxic air.

When PTSD Is Contagious
The Atlantic, online

What happens when we share stories of trauma?

Hunting Wild Beer
Our State magazine
Brewers are stepping outdoors — and back in time — to create truly local, foraged beers.

Mental Illness is Far More Common Than We Knew 
Scientific American, online

New research suggests that nearly everyone will develop a psychological disorder at some point in their lives. ( With Jonathan Schaefer)

The Terrifying Truth About Air Pollution and Dementia 
Mother Jones (cover story)

Scientists now suspect that a major cause of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's could be the air we breathe.

Braving the Deep, Deadly South on a Bicycle
The Atlantic, online
Cyclists are 10 times likelier to be killed in South Carolina than in Oregon. What makes southern roads so treacherous?

Appalachian Atlantis: The Lost Mountain Utopia Of Fonta Flora
Our State magazine
Some say that when the lake level is low, you can see the spire of a church  poking up from the  depths.

How Much Running Is Too Much Running?
Outside magazine, online
We’re constantly told that too many of us are inert. Now a select few are too active.

Carbon Copy:  Why China’s Air Pollution Problem Isn’t Unique
The Atlantic, online
Does China truly deserve its reputation as an environmental pariah?

Eco Rover
On the way to a meeting in the backwoods of British Columbia, Spencer Beebe’s seaplane failed.

Conservation Through Cocktails
Are you ready for a jujube and hawthorn martini? A new company created by a group of ethnobotanists thinks so.

Copyright: Mother Jones

Shorter stories

A Hops of Our Own 
Our State magazine
Growing native hops in North Carolina

Your Childhood Neighborhood Can Influence How Your Genes Work
The Conversation
Children from disadvantaged neighborhoods enter adulthood wired differently at the cellular level.

Your Next Doctor's Appointment Should Be Outdoors 
Outside magazine, online
Why exercise is 100 times better than medicine

The Trees Will See You Now
Our State magazine
Physicians have long known that nature is the best medicine. Now they're prescribing it.

The Transplants
Our State magazine
A community farm in Chapel Hill grows more than okra, bitter melons, and Thai chilies. New lives spring from these red-clay rows.

Foresters Now Monitoring Tree Populations from Space
Scientific American, online
Scientists know surprisingly little about what is growing in our forests. New techniques for analyzing satellite data are changing that.

Building a Solar School in North Carolina 
Sierra magazine, online
A state once known for tobacco farming now increasingly harvests energy.

A New Approach to Boosting Forests in China
China Dialogue
Two thirds of Beijing’s 890,000 wells have become useless. Replacing lost forests might bring the water back.

Soundscapes of Smog
The Atlantic, online
 Hear the pollution of cities (literally) . (With Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz)

Swimming in Seafood Rating Systems – But What’s The Impact?
Are these programs merely expensive ways to give consumers information they don't want or won’t use?

Servants of the Forest

Across Mexico, a young cohort of Yale alumni are driving one of the most important experiments in forest conservation happening on the planet today.

Kick-starting Conversations About Climate Change
People are uncomfortable when the conversation turns to global warming. We want to change that.

A Ship Unsunk
SAGE magazine
In ancient Japan, stones were rolled into the sea to provide new homes for reef fish. Now we sink ships.