Here are a few articles written for Deceleration—many longer-form, local, and investigative in nature. Below are stories written for other publications.
The Austin Chronicle
Kelcy Warren Takes a Meeting: Standing Rock overshadows pipeline easement dispute
Standing Rock: Pipeline Protests Bring New Life to Old Struggles
The Egg & I: How an experimental treatment for major depression introduced me to the medical magnet and the return of ‘energetic’ medicine
Texas Climate News
Climate change and globalization driving tropical diseases toward Texas
Climate-forced migrations: Prospect of refugee crises concern experts
Indigenous rights: Indigenous runners’ trek promotes community, environmental restoration
Climate encyclical: Will Pope Francis inspire climate activism among Texas Catholics?
Carbon capture: San Antonio cement plant making baking soda the hard way
Tag Team: Environmentalists, property-rights advocates join forces in Texas
Slaying ‘dragons’: A psychologist’s take on communication for climate action
Stranded Costs: Can the socioeconomic solar divide be bridged?
What do ‘corporate values’ actually mean? An interactive dictionary
Agenda 21: a conspiracy theory puts sustainability in the crosshairs
Good robot: The upside of automation
Driverless big rigs: new technologies aim to make trucking greener and safer
SynBio: Technology is ready for synthetic foods. Are you?
Uber, Lyft, Airbnb: The sharing economy is not as open as you might think
Your brain on climate change: why the threat produces apathy, not action
Feral cats: environmental scourge or way around chemical pesticide use?
Plastics: Feds warn bag makers over misleading biodegradable claims
Ebola: Companies need to add disease to sustainability preparedness
Boeing: Investing in biofuels as detractors warn of ‘peak travel’
‘Nature is Speaking’: Conservation International’s awareness campaign
Refugees: Has the great climate change migration already begun?
Bijoy Jain: Sustainable architecture that builds within the limits of place
Climate change: America’s most divisive issue?
Storify: So Delicious offers ‘world’s shortest grant application’
The new climate change argument: Global warming is good for you
Plastic bag ban über alles, California? Winners and losers of a proposed ban of single-use bags
Absolving the ‘original sin’ of microfinance: Local currency comes of age
Climate refugees of the Carteret Atoll: Banking on chocolate
‘The Naked Brand’ documentary: Can advertising save the world?
Rainwater Harvesting: Dismissed by Texas voters, but embraced by business
Indian Country Today
North Dakota: Stop the War on Journalists
Texas Water Protectors: Challenge ETP CEO Kelcy Warren on His Home Tur
Standing Rock Vets: Bringing Fight to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline
‘Their Fate’: The human role in avian disease
The Daily Climate
Election 2014: Does climate change stand a chance against the oil boom?
Assessing the Damage: the Galveston Bay oil spill
Goodbye to the Horny Toad? A Postcard from Kenedy, Texas
John N-G: Is the Texas State Climatologist doing his job?
Waste Land: Frio County struggles with fracking’s leftovers
Rough Water Ahead: The fight to control water rights in Texas
Environmental News Service
Message of Merida: Saving Wild Places Will Save the Planet
Lone Star Green
LSG was an occasional environmental news column published in the Marfa Sentinel, Fort Worth Weekly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Current, Cherokeean Herald, KETR, and elsewhere. Global Warming Driving More ‘Neglected’ Tropical Diseases Our Way; Texas Prop 6 Would Waste Billions Getting the Water Equation Right; ‘Wise Women’ Deliver Stories From Climate Change’s Front Lines; Small Texas Towns Learning To Police the Oil Patch; Population Blames Excuse Our Policy Failures; Sea-Level Rise: Future Storms Gather Strength While Lawmakers Sleep; Climate Change Denial and Lamar Smith’s Magical Unicorn Ride; Goodbye to the Horny Toad?; Abbot’s Willful Climate Ignorance Approaches The Criminal; Human Rights, Human Responsibilities; Public Lands Day shines a spotlight on our sacred Yanaguana; Fate of natural Texas rests on landowners and smart conservation; Placenta shampoos, BPA, and Monsanto’s genetic empire; Texas Republican Party is the real extremist in the climate fight; Nuclear waste dump push will likely put Texas back in federal sights; Pro-lifer’s war on the EPA a morally bankrupt case; Texas declares Climate Change Awareness Month as Texas cooks; Endangered Species Act has kept the water flowing in South Texas and won’t stop the oil, either; ‘Clean’ coal sticks its snout under San Antonio’s tent
San Antonio Current
‘Clean’ Coal: Cleaning up coal in West Texas to help fuel SA and wring out the oil patch
Full Body Burden: An interview with author Kristen Iversen
Bringing Down Baby: Industrial chemicals may be behind booming autism rates, say SA researchers
Dealing Death & Drugs: A strong case for legal weed
Better Cities: Re-naturing San Antonio becomes paramount
Geothermal Now: Sologen plans to turn abandoned oil and gas wells into a profitable, clean power network
The San Antonio Seven: Still sidelined years after toxic exposures at Southwest ticketing center
Arnold Mann: Toxic mold, environmental illness, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Jeremy Rifkin: San Antonio, the European Union, and lessons for a planetary power shift
Horns of Dilemna: Will David Bamberger’s environmental image survive a foray into canned hunting?
Hang Time: Bexar County jail detainees took their lives in record numbers in 2009
Rebooting Depression: A magnetic alternative to the pharmaceutical industry
SA’s Urban Food Revolution: Food deserts in the land of obesity
Nukes of Hazard (series)
i. Nukes mean mines: Are we digging a new toxic legacy before the last one’s filled in?
ii. Risky Business: What CPS won’t tell you about nuclear power
iii. Until the end of the world: Nuclear power stops; its poisonous wastes never do
Operation CPS: The mysterious death of a done nuclear deal
Lee’s Electric Company: CPS Energy CEO fights for this job and $600,000 paycheck
Last Chance for a Slow Dance? All the world fiddles as we near global warming’s point of no return
Intervention: San Antonio returns to its ailing Yanaguana River
Hot Wired: Workers say corner-cutting and staff reductions at CPS Energy are putting San Antonio at risk.
Free Lucky! (Then What?) The battle over the San Antonio Zoo’s lone Asian elephant
Battle of the Bones: Witte’s collection of ‘archaic’ human remains represents continued genocide for some
Muro del Odio
i. People of the Forgotten River grapple with the Border Wall
ii. Surveyor stakes and costly mistakes on La Linea
iii. Walling off the Rio Grande may hand river a death sentence
Bob Loves You: Big Oil goes into damage control
Undermining South Texas: New uranium boom affecting South Texas water, lands
CPS Must Die: Why San Antonio’s utility is not only wrong on nukes
Banging the drum for Bio-Defense: Real risks from bioterror not where you would suspect
Rockin’ J: Living under sprawl’s shadow
Global Warming hates South Texas: Climate change predictions come down to the regional level.
New Orleans Gambit
Agent Orange: Gulfport residents fear silent killer stalks them
Odessa American, etc. (coming)