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‘Sawasdee’ for Students in Need in Thailand

20. May 2014

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‘Sawasdee’ for Students in Need in Thailand

Just a few decades ago, universities in Thailand were reluctant to even admit students with disabilities, partly due to a surprising historical legacy of Buddhism. But with new laws in place, U.S. and Thai researchers are looking at how schools are meeting the challenge for a new generation of students. A feature for Northern Vision, Spring/Summer 2014.

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Dams & Other Obstacles on the Mekong

26. March 2014

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Dams & Other Obstacles on the Mekong

With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could alter the river’s ecology and disrupt the food supplies of millions of people in Southeast Asia. My February 2014 report for Yale Environment 360.

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Dams & Other Obstacles on the Mekong

26. March 2014

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Dams & Other Obstacles on the Mekong

With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could alter the river’s ecology and disrupt the food supplies of millions of people in Southeast Asia. My February 2014 report for Yale Environment 360.

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Khan-servation

19. February 2014

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Khan-servation

Mongolia has the fastest growing economy in the world, fueled by its untapped mineral wealth. But the development threatens the country's unparalleled wildlife and environment and its singular nomadic traditions, dating back to the empire of Genghis Khan. My feature story for Nature Conservancy Magazine reports on how government leaders, wildlife managers, and herders are working to protect the country's epic grasslands and desert.

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The Power and Energy of Water

10. December 2013

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The Power and Energy of Water

The energy-water nexus defines the mutual relationship between two essential resources. My Fall 2013 article for Headwaters Magazine explores how planners and policymakers in Colorado and the West are increasingly evaluating energy sources based on their water use and how choices can address growth, climate change and other issues.

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Front Range Groundswell

14. October 2013

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Front Range Groundswell

Fracking for oil and gas has collided with cities' growth on Colorado's Front Range, elevating fears over health and environmental impacts. But citizens aren't waiting for state or local officials or the courts to hand down tougher rules. My article for High Country News in August 2013, covers the issue, ahead of election season when several communities will vote on fracking bans.

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The Long Dam Wait

30. September 2013

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The Long Dam Wait

Colorado water managers say they desperately need to shore up supplies and storage in a region growing larger and seemingly drier. But proposals for major storage and pipelines now face high regulatory hurdles, long waits, and ever-escalating costs. My September 2013 story for the Northern Colorado Business Report on water projects stuck in "regulatory limbo."

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The Long Dam Wait

30. September 2013

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The Long Dam Wait

Colorado water managers say they desperately need to shore up supplies and storage in a region growing larger and seemingly drier. But proposals for major storage and pipelines now face high regulatory hurdles, long waits, and ever-escalating costs. My September 2013 story for the Northern Colorado Business Report on water projects stuck in "regulatory limbo."

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Sifting Through Soapstone

1. August 2013

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Sifting Through Soapstone

Soapstone Prairie in northern Colorado holds archaeological clues to the living, eating and travel habits of people for the last 13,000 years. And researchers are still unearthing new artifacts and forging theories on the high plains. My Spring 2013 story for Fort Collins Magazine.

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Fracking on the Range

4. July 2013

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Fracking on the Range

Oil and gas companies are on a drilling bender across Western public lands but surrounding communities aren't interested in the hangover. My story for Sierra Magazine, July/August 2013 issue.

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