The Atlantic

    Oxygen and the Amazon, August 27, 2019

The Anthropocene is a Joke, August 13, 2019

When a Killer Climate Catastrophe Struck the World's Oceans, Dec 6, 2018

A Climate Catastrophe Paved the Way for the Dinosaurs’ Reign, October 24, 2018

Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent, Aug 6, 2018    

    Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous, March 15, 2018

    A Foreboding Similarity in Today’s Oceans and a 94-Million-Year-Old Catastrophe, January 12, 2018

    The Strange Future Hurricane Harvey Portends, August 31, 2017

    Burning Fossil Fuels Almost Ended All Life on Earth, July 11, 2017

    The Earth Is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction (book excerpt),  June 13, 2017

    A Possible Break in One of Evolution's Biggest Mysteries December 12, 2016

    The Last Great Arctic Shipwreck September 20, 2016

    Is Middle America Due for a Huge Earthquake? June 23, 2016

New York Times

    The Bizarre Tale of the ‘Dinosaur Artist’ Who Trafficked in Stolen Fossils (Book Review), October 1, 2018

Rambling through Time, January 27, 2018

    When Life on Earth was Nearly Extinguished, July 29, 2017

    Lessons From Underwater MiamiApril 23, 2016

    The Death of the Dinosaurs, February 1, 2015

    Headstone for an Apocalypse, August 16, 2013

The New Yorker

     We May Never Understand the Ocean-Wide Damage Done by Industrial Whaling (Book Review), August 8, 2018

     Glimpses of a Mass Extinction in Modern Day Western New York, July 4, 2018


   Is It So Bad If the World Gets a Little Hotter? Uh, Yeah (book excerpt), June 16, 2017

   Tracking the Secret Lives of Great White Sharks, December 19, 2013


    Sound Off, October 14, 2014

    Acid Trap, February 18, 2014

Washington Post

   The Search for Forgotten Slave Cemeteries at James Madison’s Virginia estate, January 2, 2018

    Planets are Easy to Find; He's Aiming for Aliens, July 22, 2013

    Power Play: U.S. Prepares to Lease Huge Tracts off the East Coast for Windmill Farms, July 23, 2012

    Right Whales on Wrong Track, April 30, 2012


    Gross National Product, May 3, 2013

Boston Globe

     Conch Fishery Lucrative, Imperiled, August 19, 2012

Harvard Business School Press

   The Northwest Passage and Epilogue, (requires purchase) October 24 2008


    Microbial Muse, November 2013

Martha's Vineyard Magazine

    The Secret Life of Clay, August 2017

    Living on the Edge, August 2013

    On the Ground at Nomans LandSeptember-October 2011

Vineyard Gazette

    Separated at Birth, Nantucket Meets Martha’s Vineyard, June 28, 2012

    Last Groundfisherman Speaks Out, October 6, 2011