A selection of features, enterprise and interviews.
Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust. // The New York Times
Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine have benefited lobsters and the lobstermen who trap them. But as temperatures rise further, will the industry reach a tipping point? Jun. 21, 2018
In Some Australian Schools, Teachers Can Be Fired for Being Gay // The New York Times
Australian politicians are doubling down on a law that allows religious schools, which receive government funding, to discriminate against gay teachers and students. Oct. 18, 2018
Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not // The New York Times
Plastics and papers from dozens of American cities and towns are being dumped in landfills after China stopped recycling most “foreign garbage.” May 29, 2018 (more than 1M hits, featured on the cover of Business Day, and interviewed by CBS and NPR).
The Lives At Our Door // The Outline
At the United States' border, asylum seekers fight for the right to stay, and perhaps, to live. July 11, 2018.
Why Lost Ice Means Lost Hope for an Inuit Village // The New York Times
The only road to Rigolet, Labrador, is the ice. But climate change is making that ice vanish, and the mental health impact runs deep. Nov. 25, 2017.
76 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump // The New York Times
Since taking office last year, President Trump has made eliminating federal regulations a priority. July 6, 2018.
A Flying Cowboy Rides to Rescue Cattle Stranded in Harvey’s Floods // The New York Times
The devastating rain put thousands of animals at risk of drowning, but a cowpoke in a helicopter is helping drive them to higher ground. Sep. 3, 2017 (featured on A1 of national and international editions of the Times).
How Six Americans Changed Their Minds About Global Warming // The New York Times
More Americans than ever say that climate change is caused mainly by human activity. We talked to six people about what changed their minds. Feb. 21, 2018.
Where Do Birds Flock Together? Australians Are Mailing In Feathers to Help Find Out // The New York Times
Kate Brandis, an Australian researcher, has enlisted the public to help her track elusive waterfowl as the country’s wetlands disappear. March 21, 2018.
Will this Paradise Lose its Protector? // The Atlantic
Mauro Morandi is set to be evicted from the Mediterranean island he has called home for nearly 30 years. Can it remain a paradise without him? Aug. 12, 2016.
Climate Change Is Shifting the Border Between Italy and Austria // VICE Magazine
Although it is natural for glaciers to slide, the creep of global warming has melted it more rapidly than anyone could have foreseen. (Translated into Italian on Motherboard.) Jun. 26, 2016.
Exiled // Fabrica, VICE, i-D, Jerusalem Report
An interactive project exploring exile from ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Reported from Israel and Germany and originally published in English/Italian by Fabrica Research Centre, with versions at VICE, i-D Magazine, the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Report. Oct. 2015.
Border Control // Fabrica, Quartz
An interactive multimedia project (photographs, audio, video) on Europe's migration crisis, reported from southern Italy. Originally published by Fabrica Research Centre, with related coverage at Quartz. Dec. 2014.
Historical Profile: Gabriel García Márquez // Dumbo Feather
Many years later, as he faced the cruel thieves of dementia, Gabriel García Márquez would have all but forgotten that distant afternoon when his grandfather, Colonel Nicolás Márquez Mejía, took him to discover ice. June 2016.
A Ghetto Worth Saving // Tablet Magazine
In 1516 the Serenissima Repubblica confined its Jews to the first ghetto in the world. Created as an act of segregation, over time it became a refuge in which Jewish culture and identity thrived. Dec. 30, 2014.
Jane Goodall is a Primatologist // Dumbo Feather
Jane Goodall often jokes that Tarzan married the wrong Jane. “That other Jane,” she says, was a wimp and a sissy. Jane Goodall, however, is nothing of the sort. Feb. 14, 2017.