Selected work

A more complete archive of my writing can be found here, and examples of my data-driven work live here.


‘Lake bagging’ is trending. What is it, and how can you do it safely? (National Geographic)
This power plant stopped burning fossil fuels. Then Bitcoin came along.(Grist)
How Xavi Bou Makes His Mesmerizing Portraits of Birds in Flight (Audubon)


Crowded peaks? Not on this little-known trail in the Adirondacks (National Geographic)
What does a vertical farm taste like? (The Counter)
A 40-Mile, Quarantime Hike Through New York City (Backpacker)


The misbegotten promise of anaerobic digesters (The Counter)
Patricia Highsmith’s Uncommon Empathy for Animals (Tenderly)
You, Too, Can Be a ‘Thru-Hiker’ (The New York Times)
My Quest for Vegan Soup Dumplings (Tenderly)


The explosive dominance of soy over a century went unnoticed by most Americans—except for those growing it (The Counter)
Good Tech, Bad Tech (Civicist)
Testing Tech for Consensus in a Purple Town (Civicist)


Loveland’s Labor’s Lost: Detroit’s Dubious Civic Tech Champions (Civicist)
Detroit’s Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for ‘Information Justice’ (CityLab)


Recharging the Brigade: Code for America’s Challenge (Civicist)


The Unfinished Business of the People’s Climate March (Civicist)


How Network-Centric Organizing Made the People’s Climate March (TechPresident)