Science | Nature
Living With Wolves

Working at a wolf sanctuary became part of my identity. Leaving the pack was harder than I expected.

Jan 3, 2023
People | Science | Strange Friendships
Learning Bravery from a Pair of Mice

I had never met creatures more cowardly than those two mice, but, for some reason, they would never abandon each other.

Dec 15, 2022
Columns | Science | Mother of All Messes
On Mother Trees: What Old-Growth Trees Taught Me About Parenting

I was helpful, but unlike the giving tree, I was not entirely happy.

Nov 17, 2022
Science | Climate Change
Trying to Devour My Climate Anxiety

Even though I’ve learned I can’t always consume everything, it doesn’t stop me from trying.

Aug 23, 2022
Arts & Culture | Science | Climate Change
The Comfort of Time Loops in the Age of Climate Crisis

Unlike these stories, we don’t have decades of do-overs—especially on the West Coast, where the droughts are real and the big earthquake could shake things loose anytime.

Mar 7, 2022
Columns | Science | Our Animal Lives
Studying the Antlion Taught Me How to Be Human

As a behavioral ecologist, I was asking of the natural world the very questions I was too scared to ask of myself and those around me.

Feb 16, 2022
People | Science | Legacies
The Lightning Strike That Burned Through My Family

My mother’s body, one in a million, became a conduit for lightning, and, three months later, it became a conduit for me.

Feb 10, 2022
People | Science | Other Selves
You Mean More to Me Than Any Scientific Truth

A poet wrestles with grief and the multiverse.

Oct 6, 2021
Columns | Science | Through the Grapevine
The Climate Crisis Is Changing the Taste of Wine

When the fires come, as they have for the past five years in California wine country, there is little winemakers can do.

Sep 9, 2021
People | Science | Climate Change
The Climate of Gender

On climate change, transitioning, gender, and the vanishing sweetness of maple trees.

May 3, 2021