Is Genetically Engineered Food the Food of the Future? – EatingWell

The Secrets Behind Your Flowers – Smithsonian

Panel Chief on the Gulf Spill: Complacency Led to Disaster – Interview with William Reilly, co-chair of presidential oil spill commission, Yale Environment 360

The Green Cross – Do we need one to respond to environmental disasters? Conservation Magazine

Legacy of the Gulf Spill: What to Expect for the Future? – Yale Environment 360

Anatomy of the BP Oil Spill: An Accident Waiting to Happen – Yale Environment 360

In Search of New Waters, Fish Farming Moves Offshore – Yale Environment 360

Will Obama’s Choice Change Education in America? – Profile of Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education, in Ed., Harvard Graduate School of Education Magazine

The Netroots: Bloggers and the 2008 Presidential Campaign – Nieman Reports

Mountaintop Mining Legacy: Destroying Appalachian Streams – Yale Environment 360. The science tells us that ecological damage from mountaintop coal mining means Obama’s compromise approach won’t make much difference.

The Razing of Appalachia: Mountaintop Removal Revisited: Yale Environment 360. On the Obama administration’s new strategy for easing the impacts of MTR.

Mining the Mountain – Smithsonian. On mountaintop removal coal mining.

The Demise of the Washington News Bureau – The American Prospect

Prediction Markets Are Hot, But Here’s Why They Can Be So Wrong – Wired

How to Help Burma – The Guardian online. When a cyclone hits a xenophobic police state, what can the world do?

Storm Warning – Mother Jones series on the troubled future of New Orleans

Can’t-Do Nation: Is America Losing Its Knack for Getting Big Things Done? - Washington Post Outlook. What Iraq and Katrina and a host of other things have in common

Is Global Warming Causing Bigger Hurricanes? –

My Forbes blog

My True/Slant blog

My posts on the Guardian online

My Huffington Post blog

My blog

Hurricane Katrina
Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms (co-author with Mark Schleifstein)

Path excerpt in US News

City Adrift: New Orleans Before and After Katrina (co-author with six others), Center for Public Integrity/LSU Press, 2007

2002 series Washing Away: How South Louisiana is Becoming More Vulnerable to a Catastrophic Hurricane

2005 post-Katrina series on Dutch flood control (scroll to bottom to find “Beating Back the Sea”)

2006 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for Katrina coverage (my stories submitted as part of overall TP entry)

Times-Picayune series
1997 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service – “Oceans of Trouble: Are the World Fisheries Doomed?”

1999 Pulitzer finalist for national reportingHome Wreckers: How the Formosan Termite is Devastating New Orleans

2000 series Unwelcome Neighbors: How the Poor Bear the Burdens of America’s Pollution

2003 series Fatal Mission on how military outsourcing led to plane crashes/deaths/hostage-takings in Colombia

Book reviews
Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming, by Chris Mooney

Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient Nation, by Stephen Flynn

Some thoughts on what’s next for investigative journalism


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