• August 17, 2014 Methane in the Water Part I: Toxicity

    In recent weeks, there have been many reports in both the local and national media regarding a study published..

  • August 10, 2014 Soil Part II: An Optimistic Global Warming Column

    I was inspired to write this two-part series on soil by reading Kristin Ohlson’s recent book, The Soil Will ..

  • August 3, 2014 Meanwhile In The Arctic

    If you’ve been following along with me for a while, you will have read quite a few columns on global warming..

  • July 27, 2014 Soil Part I: Seaweed Fertilizer

    I am frequently drawn to write columns about soil, due to its vital importance as a national resource as well ..

  • July 20, 2014 Chikungunya Is Coming Part II

    Despite the fact that it has been clear for a long time that chikungunya would eventually reach the U.S., we h..

  • July 13, 2014 Chikungunya Is Coming: Part I

    I have some troubling news to share with you. If not this year, then next, the United States is almost certain..

  • July 6, 2014 Hello, Arthur

    When it is hot in the Pacific, it’s too windy in the Atlantic for many hurricanes to form – which expl..

  • June 29, 2014 Brazil and BBQ

    I did not publish a column for the last two weeks because my family and I were in Brazil attending a few World..

  • June 8, 2014 Fracking Gag Rule Part III: Wastewater

    This is the conclusion of a three-part series inspired by the North Carolina General Assembly’s decision to ..

  • June 1, 2014 Fracking Gag Rule Part II: The Real Reasons

    As I write this column, Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly (NCGA) are fast tracking a new law ..