Lost in Detention
Oct. 18, 2011 - FRONTLINE / Investigative Reporting Workshop
FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Workshop examine the Obama administration's controversial 'get-tough' immigration policy. I contributed research and reporting to this investigative documentary.
Galapagos Creationists (Audio)
Aug.30, 2011 - Public Radio International
Perhaps no place on earth is more closely linked to the theory of evolution than the Galapagos Islands. But these islands have undergone major social changes in the last twenty years, and a growing number of people who now call the Galapagos home do not believe in evolution.
Cinco de Mayo - The Backstory
May 5, 2011 - 'LLERO
While we all know how we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, many of us don't know why we do.
Gunrunners (I contributed research and reporting to this investigative piece)
Feb. 3, 2011 - Investigative Reporting Workshop
Romania, Vermont, Arizona: Guns follow complex route to Mexican cartels.
Uncle Sam wants Micronesians for US military
May 5, 2010 - The Christian Science Monitor
US military recruiting from the Federated States of Micronesia, per capita, leads all American states. Many see an economic path out of the isolated Pacific nation, but some don't know they might fight in Iraq or Afghanistan.
South Korea: Chinchilla with your chai?
Feb. 1, 2010 - The Christian Science Monitor
South Korean cafes are adapting odd twists – such as a side of chinchilla, chow-chow, or flesh-eating fish – to set themselves apart.
Micronesia: How to raise funds for microfinance? Raffle a pig.
Dec. 2, 2009 - The Christian Science Monitor
Microfinance institutions have been crunched in the global recession. This island has responded with raffle parties to raise money.
Korean demilitarized zone now a wildlife haven
Nov. 21, 2008 - The Christian Science Monitor
Now there’s a move to keep it that way – and perhaps bring North and South Korea closer together.
Industry scrambles to find a 'greener' concrete
March 12, 2008 - The Christian Science Monitor
_It takes a lot of energy to make it, and the world is using billions of tons of it. Makers are finding better ways to do it.
In the Bronx, a class with conservation at its core
Feb. 21, 2008 - The Christian Science Monitor
_At the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation, the zoo is more than a field trip – and fieldwork covers topics from temperate forests to river turbidity.
The battle over bottled vs. tap
Jan. 17, 2008 - The Christian Science Monitor
_After negative media reports on the environmental cost of bottled water, the industry responds with greener strategies.
_Do polar bears need U.S. protection?
Jan. 2, 2008 - The Christian Science Monitor
_A federal agency is poised to say whether global warming means the bear should be added to the 'threatened species' list.
Bioplastic may become third option to paper or plastic
Dec. 19, 2007 - The Christian Science Monitor
'Bioplastic' may become third option to paper or plasticBiodegradable plastics have gotten cheaper and more reliable, but some still object to their ecological 'footprint.'
Cranberries are headed north
Nov. 21, 2007 - The Christian Science Monitor
Farmers see signs that the climate-sensitive cold-loving berries are shifting their range into Canada. Blueberries, too. What's to be done?