• July 27, 2014 Soil Part I: Seaweed Fertilizer

    “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt I am frequently drawn..

  • 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 ..

  • May 26, 2014 Fracking Gag Rule Part I: Trade Secret?

    I was in the middle of writing a column about the unique benefits and properties of fertilizer made from seawe..

  • May 18, 2014 Renewable Energy is Sort of Like the Internet

    I am often inspired to write a column when I feel that a science or technology topic has been covered incorrec..

  • May 12, 2014 Meanwhile, In The War On Science

    Here they go again. Republicans in the United States House of Representatives are working on a bill called the..