Radio report for PRI’s The World
My long-read „What will it take to get plastics out of the oceans?“ featured in the „Ensia Best of Year“ print edition (online on Issuu)
Germany’s Excellence Initiative was highly debated. With its successor approved, scientists are asking whether equality and scientific freedom can be preserved in a world of competition.
Together with nine Fellows from Argentina, Canada and the U.S., I spent nine months as a 2015-16 Knight Science Journalism Fellow in Cambridge on the U.S. East Coast.
Above our graduation day, with (left to right): KSJ Founding Director Victor McElheny, Ashley Smart, Courtney Humphries, Christopher Ketcham, Zack Colman, Sasha Chapman, Federico Kukso, Rod McCullom, Alicia Chang, KSJ Director Deborah Blum, KSJ Associate Editor Jane Roberts, and me. Betsy Mason took the picture.
One of the highlights: Chatting with Noam Chomsky about science, politics, climate change and journalism. Any tips for journalists, one of us asked. „Just tell the truth,“ Chomsky replied.
This winter, MIT physicist Allan Adams and underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen teamed up to turn a coral reef into their classroom. It was an experience Sasha Chapman, one of their students, will never forget. „Sasha Chapman underwater“ weiterlesen
From drones to filters to gigantic cleaning arrays, innovators are working to reduce the threat thousands of tons of trash pose to marine ecosystems. But how realistic are their plans, and how much of a difference will they be able to make? Read my article on Ensia
An Earth Journalism Network Future Oceans Story, re-published under CC-BY on Vox, GreenBiz, and BusinessInsider. Many thanks to my editors Maggie Mazzetti (Earth Journalism Network) and Mary Hoff (Ensia)!
Paris has produced a „decisive signal for converting the economy from coal, oil and gas to clean energy, not only in the rich countries,“ comments Zeit Online „A „Small Miracle“: German Media on the Paris Agreement“ weiterlesen
Students of the Fossil Free MIT initiative at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been participating in an around-the-clock sit-in outside the university president’s office in an attempt to urge the administration to take more ambitious climate action. I visited students and supporting faculty on the 50th day of their sit-in and talked to them about their motivation „MIT Students Demand Divestment“ weiterlesen
My interview with André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard on flying a solar airplane, their tour around the world, and how their technology could advance sustainable progress on the ground. Here is the transcript: „Solar pilots: Piccard and Borschberg“ weiterlesen