Non-Cyclists Guess the Meanings of Popular Cycling Terms (Bicycling)

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When I decided to take cycling more seriously, the hardest thing wasn’t improving my fitness, toughening my resolve on climbs, or getting comfortable with clipless pedals. Rather, it was deciphering the vocabulary I needed—specifically Romance language-infused jargon—to get a basic understanding of the sport and its technology. It’s easy to forget how hard it is Read More …

What Lies Beneath: The True Cost Of The Colorado Mine Spill (Rodale’s Organic Life)

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At 10:51 a.m. on August 5, an EPA-contracted team evaluating the reclamation progress at Gold King Mine just north of Silverton, Colorado, noticed a “leak” from a 10-foot by 15-foot hole they’d inadvertently created while clearing rubble. A flume thick as orange juice and similar in color erupted from the mine into Cement Creek, its Read More …

Technologies Poised to Keep Asian Carp at Bay, Slowed by Challenges (KQED/QUEST Science)

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During my time as a “jack of all trades” intern for QUEST Science’s Ohio team, I continued fostering an interest in water-oriented journalism. However, rather than explore drought conditions and the difficulties they bring to western states, I investigated the Great Lakes Region’s somewhat naive treatment of its water resources. The Great Lakes hold 21 Read More …

Land grab (Over Water Under Fire)

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During the summer of 2013, I completed a writing fellowship alongside a small team of undergraduate and graduate students in UNC’s School of Journalism. We produced a web-based multimedia project, operating out of the Powering a Nation media lab funded by the Carnegie and Knight Foundations, in which we explored water use along the Colorado Read More …