Is there a middle ground between joyless carbon asceticism and the complete absolution of personal responsibility?
On canceling Darwin and Muir
Climate migration and the imagined pristine
Our impotent response to the climate crisis is due to many things. One of those things is undoubtedly the difficulty in wrapping our minds around a phe…
The real coup in science can be to understand the rules of the particular world you’re studying, and figure out how to ask questions of it on its own t…
We can and should slow climate change, selectively thin choked forests, restrict development in the WUI, and return fire to its pre-colonial role on th…
I first visited Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in 2008. I came back both of the following two years, and then not again until the fall of 2017. On retu…
About a mile south of our house is an arroyo that begins in the foothills before cutting through a mostly residential corner of the city and winding it…
Arizona and New Mexico are warming more quickly than anywhere else in the United States. You’d expect their plant and animals would be especially vulne…
A few months ago, stewing on a grant application, I asked my postdoc advisor what he considered to be the biggest unanswered question related to birds …
Twice this week I was reminded that we are terrible at talking about wilderness. First, the The Atlantic launched a new series titled “Who Owns America…
A question that vexes me greatly is why scrub oak (or Gambel oak, Quercus gambelii) lives some places and not others. Why, for instance, does the speci…