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 …

Addicted (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 …

Changing gears: Is knowing how to drive stick in America still essential? (CNN)

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<p style=”background-color: #faebd7;”> Changing gears: Is knowing how to drive stick in America still essential? (CNN)</p> <<p style=”background-color: #faebd7;”>In the wake of learning to ‘drive stick’ two weeks prior to my internship at CNN, I decided to explore the manual transmission’s future in America. Apart from interviewing car owners, I contacted representatives from international automotive corporations, transportation Read More …

Where are all the millennial feminists? (CNN)

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Writing as a freelancer for CNN.com’s Living section, I explored the many ways in which female millennials perceive the feminist movement and its necessity today. The piece contextualizes youth sentiment with input from women’s studies professors, female executives, male millennial feminists and full-time professional feminists. The piece was ‘liked’ on Facebook more than 600 times, Read More …

Mayans may offer drought management lessons (CNN)

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From CNN’s Light Years blog When anthropologist Vernon Scarborough and colleagues began their investigation of Tikal, an ancient Mayan city in present-day Guatemala, they only intended to confirm previous accounts of the evolution of the city’s water systems. What they found, however, could have consequences for today’s societies dealing with water shortages… Read the full Read More …