A few favorite nature essays have appeared in City Creatures, like this one on mourning extinctions, and this flash nonfiction piece in River Teeth. Two longform journalism stories include “The Thirsty Tree” in Terrain.org (now a chapter in Mythical River) and “The Wild Ones” in Atavist Magazine. My radio stories have aired on NPR, such as this story about the loss of coal on the Hopi Nation and this radio story on climate change research in Arizona’s Biosphere 2, also featured on Science Friday. I’ve interviewed Terry Tempest Williams for Terrain.org. I also publish the occasional poem, such as “Canyon Treefrog,” anthologized in The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide. Scroll down for more published radio stories, essays, articles, interviews, and poems.
National Radio Stories
“Hopi Tribal Members Face Lack Of Reliable, Affordable Fuel” aired on NPR’s Morning Edition, January 27, 2020.
“Studying Drought In An Enclosed Rainforest,” aired on WBUR’s Here & Now, December 20, 2019.
“Glass Gem Corn: Poster Child For The Return To Heirloom Seeds,” aired on NPR’s All Things Considered, November 25, 2019.
“Teaching to Protect the Hopi Language,” aired on NPR Weekend Edition, August 17, 2019.
“The Defunding of Grand Canyon Science” aired on NPR Weekend Edition, September 1, 2018.
“Preserving a River with a Pint” aired on NPR’s Here and Now, June 21, 2018.
“Building a better bionic leg, nature’s way,” aired on WBUR’s Here & Now, May 13, 2016.
Essays & Articles
“The Wild Ones,” The Atavist Magazine, October 2019.
“Young Moons,” River Teeth‘s Beautiful Things blog, February 2019.
“A Gathering of Elk,” City Creatures blog, January 2019.
“A Riffle in Time,” City Creatures blog, July 2018.
“A Worm Runs Through It,” Edible Baja Arizona, Sept/Oct 2017. [download this story]
“In Need of Rescue,” City Creatures blog, August 2017.
“Witnessing Galactic Construction,” Desert Leaf, March 2017.
“Recommended Reads on Water,” Terrain.org: A Journal of Built and Natural Environments, 2016.
“A River’s Return” and “A Changing CAP,” Edible Baja Arizona, 2015.
“We need to quit ignoring our water demand problem,” Arizona Republic, 2015
“Poppies and Saguaro Fruit: A Visit to the Bowen Homestead,” Desert Leaf, 2015.
“Shallow Roots,” Fourth Genre, 2015.
“The Bighorn’s Dilemma,” Terrain.org, 2014.
“The Blackbird Problem,” VISIONS Magazine, 2014.
“On the Trail of Mountain Lions,” Terrain.org, 2012.
“Western states seed clouds in search of new water,” Southwest Climate Change Network and Southwest Climate Outlook, 2012
“Climate change offers opportunities for ‘transformative’ restoration,” Southwest Climate Change Network, 2012
“Climate, forest management linked to Southwest fires,” Southwest Climate Change Network, 2011
“Energy-water interdependencies and the Central Arizona Project,” technical book chapter written with S. Eden, C.A. Scott, S.B. Megdal and R.G. Varady, in The Water-Energy Nexus in the American West, 2011. Order from Edward Elgar Publishing.
“A New Paradigm in a Time of Uncertainty,” Restoring Connections, 2010
“Tracing the Creek Home,” Flyway, 2010.
“The Thirsty Tree: Confronting Invasive Salt Cedar in the American Southwest,” Terrain.org, 2010.
“Southwest faces diminished stream flows, new water policies,” Southwest Climate Outlook, 2009
“Bundles of Sticks,” Restoring Connections, 2008
A Reservoir for our Spirits: An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams, Terrain.org, 2019
A Wildness in the Design: An Interview with Nicole Walker, Terrain.org, 2019
Interview with Sholeh Wolpe: Poetry is Impervious to Bullets, Terrain.org, 2015.
Interview with Terrain.org Editor-in-Chief Simmons Buntin. Terrain.org Blog, 2010.
No Longer Points of Light, excerpts from interviews with planetary scientists at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
“Canyon Treefrog,” in The Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide, ed. Paul Mirocha and Eric Magrane, 2016. Order from the University of Arizona Press.
“Garage Sales” and “Trillium” in Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland. Eds. L. Sacknoff, X. Cavazos and S.B. Trout, 2014. Order from Ice Cub Press.
“Canyon Treefrog,” in Spiral Orb, 2014.
“Red Rock Lake,” in Platte Valley Review, 2012.
“Iraqi Musician,” RATTLE, 2006.
“Broken Egg Sunset,” RATTLE, 2003, reprinted 2006.
“Mexico Rolled Up,” RATTLE, 2002.