Thursday, August 27, 2015

Marine Protected Areas that Work

Not all marine protected areas work. Those that do have five characteristics. Read more in my article for Sport Diver.


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fighting invasive plants by eating them

Invasivory - the practice of eating invasive plants - is a movement fueled by growing interest in more environmentally friendly consumer choices and sustainable, local eating as well as the significant environmental problem of these plants. Find out more in my piece for The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Oceans of plastic

According to a study by a group at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, more than 10 billion pounds of plastic enter our oceans every year. We can do something about it. Read more in my story for the summer issue of Alert Diver. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Handwoven souvenirs in Paint Rock

Ingrid's Custom Handwoven Rugs in Paint Rock sells rugs, saddle blankets and placemats woven from goat, alpaca, llama, yak, and even bison hair. The creations are sold all over the country, or you can buy one right in the shop. Read more about Ingrid's and Paint Rock in my Souvenir column for Texas Highways.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Trophy hunting's contribution to loss of African wildlife

Poaching and habitat loss may be worse, but trophy hunting plays a role in the drastic decline in iconic African animals such as lions and elephants. The killing of Cecil, a popular wild lion in Zimbabwe, has put a spotlight on this issue. Read more on Men's Journal online.

The Lure of Open Space

Spending even a short amount of time outdoors provides such benefits as stress reduction, creative inspiration, and better health. Texas cities offer unique open spaces where you can enjoy these benefits. Read about some of the best in my piece for Texas Highways.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Wine in a can

Putting wine in a can makes it lightweight, unbreakable, and crushable (nice when backpacking out your empties). Even better if it is good wine. Here is a review of the current crop of canned wines according to Devon Broglie, MS, associate global beverage buyer for Whole Foods, for Men's Journal.